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Risky business

In the drought-prone regions of East Africa and parts of South Asia, a lack of water can be the most damaging factor to a farmer’s bottom line. Agriculture is a particularly high-risk occupation in these regions, and climate shocks such as drought can…

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Doubling down on a good investment

As the world’s population continues to expand, ensuring that food production can meet the growing demand is an ever-mounting challenge. Climate change, soil degradation, and volatile food prices further threaten food security at a time when increasing…

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12 killer facts from the Global Nutrition Report

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was originally posted on his Development Horizons blog. I have described the  Global Nutrition Report  as an evidence based treasure trove for influencing. You will have your own favorite stats,…

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Compact2025: New partnership for ending global hunger and undernutrition

IFPRI would like to applaud UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, with ICN2 and the Zero Hunger Challenge, in calling for a global partnership of multiple stakeholders to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. We at IFPRI congratulate FAO and WHO…

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Think we can't end global malnutrition by 2030? Think again

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on the Huffington Post. There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the…

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Raising their voices to improve nutrition in Rwanda

Nearly 40 percent of children in Rwanda do not consume enough iron, which can have long-term consequences, including lower learning capacities, resistance to disease, and diminished energy levels. However, a new biofortified bean variety containing 15…

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Nutrient deficiencies: shining a light on hidden hunger

Vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc and folate deficiencies affect billions of children. How can the quality of food be improved? This blog story by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  Lawrence Haddad  and  Luz Maria De-Regil, Director of Research and Evaluation at…

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Hidden hunger, exposed

The following story by Brenna Fitzpatrick was originally published on the Food Tank blog. The  2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI)  recently released by the  International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),  Welthungerhilfe, and  Concern…

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In a changing climate, information is power

The following story by  Alexa Jay  was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) news blog. In a variable and changing climate, information may be the key to unlocking successful adaptation…

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