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A Chorus of High-Level Support for Agriculture

The significance of a side event held today at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change lay not just in what the high-level panelists said but in the fact that they had come together to deliver a single, coherent message about the vital…


Change in Leadership at IFPRI

IFPRI’s director general, Joachim von Braun, will be leaving IFPRI to return to Germany, where he will serve as director of the Center for Development Research and professor of Economics and Technological Change at the University of Bonn. As of…


Putting crop distribution and productivity data on the map

  HarvestChoice, a joint initiative managed by IFPRI’s Global Food Systems research program and the  International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP)  at the  University of Minnesota, released the latest version of its Spatial…


Millions Fed book launch

IFPRI launched  Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development  on November 12 with a  policy seminar  and  press briefing. The book pulls together major successes in agricultural development that have brought millions of people out of hunger…


Child Labor in Developing Countries

Fatoumata, a young girl in Mali, does more than just act like a kid. She helps her mother run the household by pounding millet for the family’s meals, cares for the family’s chickens and goats, sells goods at the market, and works in her family’s…