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OECD, UN see food prices falling over next decade (MarketWatch)

Maximo Torero, IFPRI’s director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, Torero told a Wall Street Journal reporter writing for MarketWatch that he’s skeptical about some of the findings from the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook.…

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15 ways to stop neglecting adolescent girls' nutrition (The Guardian)

Harvest Plus associate research fellow Monica Jain was quoted in the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network saying that one way to improve nutrition among adolescent girls was to challenge stereotypes. “Adolescent girls should be thought…

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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children (Times of India)

Researchers from Harvest Plus, coordinated by IFPRI, found that Vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potatoes can reduce the severity and prevalence of diarrhea, which claims more than 350,000 lives of children under five in Africa every year. The story…

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China must overhaul farm support policy, says think-tank (Reuters)

IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  is talking about  agriculture in China —and Reuters is listening. Fan said China’s leaders must stop paying farmers artificially high prices for grain if they want to mitigate the financial burden that comes with…

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New Global Crop Data Aid in Food Policy Decisions (All Africa)

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring…

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Better Infrastructure Would Cut Food Waste (Wall Street Journal)

IFPRI’s  Mark Rosegrant, director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, told The Wall Street Journal that investment in both infrastructure and agricultural research is pivotal for Indonesia to continue its growth in food security.…

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