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Former IFPRI Director Appointed to RBI Board (Times of India)

Former IFPRI director Ashok Gulati was named to the board of the Reserve Bank of India, according to the Times of India. Gulati was previously chairman of India’s Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, and was director of IFPRI from 2001 to 2011. 

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El Niño blamed for spike in global food prices (Marketplace)

IFPRI General Director Shenggen Fan was interviewed for a Marketplace story on the United Nations’ report that global food prices increased by almost 4% in October. Fan told reporter Annie Baxter that strategic reserves of food can help in the short…

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Declare robust timetable for action on subsidies

A letter to the editor signed by Shenggen Fan, Jeffrey Sachs, and other economists appeared in the Financial Times on Nov. 12 calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut fossil fuel subsidies ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Antalya,…

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11 Billion People By 2100—And India Will Be More Populous Than China

NPR interviewed IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan about the UN’s population forecast. According to the UN report, Africa will account for three-fourths of the additional 4 billion people expected to join the global population by the end of the…

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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…