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India: Enabling rural folk to overcome poverty by Lennart Bage

Targeting rural poverty, particularly among Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes, and women, will better enable India to reach its full development potential in a sustainable manner.


Local food 'greener than organic'

Local food is usually more “green” than organic food, according to a report published in the journal Food Policy. BBC Online.


Finance Chiefs Cancel Debt of 18 Nations

The world’s wealthiest nations formally agreed to cancel at least $40 billion worth of debt owed by the world’s poorest nations. Something interesting from the New York Times.

Ethiopia teff
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Into the Spotlight

The grain teff has been consumed as a staple in Ethiopia for centuries but is little known outside the country. Now, researchers are training their attention on this understudied crop.

DG Corner – News from the Director General

Debuts of the 2014-15 Global Food Policy Report

This year’s Global Food Policy Report —IFPRI’s flagship publication—is the fourth in an annual series which provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments in the past year. The topics covered in the 2014-15 report are timely as we usher in…


Do high food prices and droughts fuel conflict?

The following story by Jacopo Bordignon shares highlights from  Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which was authored by  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, and  Jean Francois Trinh Tan  from IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance…