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GHI 2014: Hunger in the shadows of the Millennium Development Goals

Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite…

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Smallholder agriculture: “It’s a cool business!"

The following post is a modified version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) website. Today nearly 450 million farmers work on less than 2 hectares of land. Collectively, these…

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Moving family farms from subsistence to prosperity

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on the World Food Day Network  as part of their “Perspectives” series of essays on this year’s theme of family farming. This series is curated by the  Food and…

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Getting to green

Can you eat policy? Obviously not, but without innovations in policy—together with technological innovations in food production, information, and communication that weren’t even dreamed of just a generation ago—there will not be enough nutritious food…

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Digging deeper—hunger, undernutrition, and poverty linkages

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. Hunger and undernutrition are said to be causes of poverty, and these concepts are often discussed together. However, the relationship between…

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New resource launched to showcase IFPRI’s commitment to Ethiopia

Did you know that IFPRI has worked in Ethiopia for over 30 years? The partnership dates back to the 1980s, where IFPRI’s research originally focused on “famine and food insecurity.” More than thirty years and nearly 350 publications later, IFPRI has a…

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The future in mind

The following story was  originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. A person’s aspirations, or goals and targets for their future, can be a driving force in their life, providing motivation and guiding their choices. But when forming…

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Gender equality

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. We have  long known  that empowered women are more able to take decisions that benefit them and their children.…

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A road trip without a map

The following story, by IFPRI Research Fellow Timothy Thomas, was originally published by the  Huffington Post. Before the age of the GPS, people relied on paper roadmaps when journeying to places they had never been before. It wasn’t always easy to…

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