June 16, 2015
Africa: Pope Francis' Encyclical On Climate Change Can Affect the Global Conversation On Poverty, Hunger, and Undernutrition
In light of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan has issued a statement calling on the international community to use this opportunity to… Read more »
Africa: Drought Increases the Spread of HIV in Africa
Bad weather in Africa south of the Sahara increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal. When the rains fail, farmers… Read more »
June 15, 2015
Africa: What's Driving Ethiopia's Remarkable Improvements in Nutritional Health?
Source: Amerti Lemma, Save the Children Read more »
Africa: New Study Finds That Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children
Study Found Greater Impact in Reducing Diarrhea in Children with Educated Mothers Read more »
Africa: New Web Portal Provides Open Data On Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
Site is hub for researchers, policymakers to alleviate the effects of food price and climate shocks Read more »
May 26, 2015
North Africa: Middle East, North Africa Must Increase Investment in Agricultural R&D to Feed a Growing Population
Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa will have to double, triple, or even quadruple their investment in agricultural research and development to meet the targets… Read more »
May 18, 2015
Africa: Iron-Rich Pearl Millet Reverses Iron Deficiency in Children
A new study has found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels… Read more »
May 13, 2015
Africa: Can China's New Agricultural Strategies Boost Food and Nutrition Security?
China is a rising economic powerhouse that is simultaneously home to roughly 82.5 million impoverished people, many of whom are undernourished. New agricultural strategies that… Read more »
May 04, 2015
North Africa: What Can Be Done About Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Arab World?
Child stunting and other indicators underscore serious challenges to food and nutrition security in the region Read more »
April 27, 2015
North Africa: Website Focusing On Food Security in Middle East Now in Arabic
Interactive site provides information on hunger, economic data, policies, and more Read more »
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