Policy briefs highlight solutions to improve food safety

(Washington, DC)- Aflatoxins—naturally occurring fungal toxins that contaminate grains and other crops— pose one of the world’s most significant food safety risks, particularly in developing countries. On November 5, IFPRI will launch a series of 19 policy briefs on managing aflatoxins as part of IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative and under the auspices of the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program >> Read more

4th Program Management Committee & Center Focal Point Meeting Held in Kenya

(Naivasha, Kenya) From October 7-9th, the Program Management Committee (PMC) and Center Focal Points (CFPs) for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) met in Naivasha, Kenya for their fourth biannual meeting. Together, the PMC and CFPs help drive the program by overseeing planning, management, and evaluation activities. These meetings provide >> Read more

2013 Global Hunger Index Report Launched

(Washington, DC)- Last week, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) joined with partners Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe in launching the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series. The report presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, >> Read more

CGIAR Celebrates World Food Day

On October 16, CGIAR—along with countless individuals and organizations worldwide—observed World Food Day, a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945 to reflect on the state of world hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and agricultural food production. This year’s theme was healthy food systems for better health and nutrition.