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

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

Book Launch: The Road to Good Nutrition

While at the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain last month, A4NH researchers from Lead Center, IFPRI, joined together with fellow authors to launch a new book, The Road to Good Nutrition: A Global Perspective. The book is a collaborative effort that brought together global experts to examine issues such as stunting, food >> Read more

How $75B can make the world a better place

A Challenge Paper written by John Hoddinott, Deputy Director in IFPRI's  Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, Mark Rosegrant, Director of IFPRI's Environment and Production Technology Division and Maximo Torero, Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, was used by high-level panel of five top economists, including four Nobel laureates, to help answer the question: Where can we get the biggest bang >> Read more