Rural mothers, gender equity, and scaling up biofortification

In the western Ugandan district Kakumiro, Nakijoba Anet Wadega teaches other mothers about preparing nutritious and balanced meals, proper hygiene behaviors, and growing biofortified crops like orange sweet potatoes (OSP), which are rich in nutrients their children need. She is part of the Lead Mother initiative, one of the many ways HarvestPlus, the global leader >> Read more

2016 Global Hunger Index now live

IFPRI’s 2016 Global Hunger Index – which measures the state of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels – is now out. The 2016 GHI reveals that despite a 29 percent decrease in hunger scores in developing countries since 2000, the world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending >> Read more

New report highlights role of trees and forests in addressing global hunger crisis

A study released earlier this month by the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Food Security examines the potential of forests and trees to complement agricultural production in alleviating hunger and improving nutrition.

The role of the ‘missing middle’ in combatting hunger and malnutrition

Middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, are home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, despite their status as rising economic powerhouses. The latest Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) for 2014-2015, published by IFPRI, highlights the critical role of this group in any strategy that aims to effectively combat hunger and malnutrition >> Read more