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2014-02-12 08:31:43

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world's poorest WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for food due to population and income growth, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity,...

2013-05-24 23:15:21

The project addresses five pressing agricultural development challenges and the teams, comprising Southern Researchers and senior researchers from across the globe have produced policy research papers, policy briefs and documentaries, which showcase the ground realities of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The GDN project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, commissioned ten country research...

2012-03-13 10:38:07

With women handling almost half of farm work in poor countries, experts say 'leveling the plowing field' could help end hunger for 150 million people As developing countries battle multiple threats to food security–soaring prices, crop-crushing weather extremes and dramatic population growth–agriculture experts gathering in New Delhi this week warn that efforts to boost food production and reduce malnutrition risk failure if they continue to ignore the important role of women...

2011-03-21 12:03:00

Study indicates need for sustainable water models at all levels of society Half of world economy could be affected by water scarcity CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unless more sustainable water resource management practices are adopted by companies and individuals, almost half of the global economy and more than half of the world's population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to research released today by Veolia Water. New research modeling...

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2010-12-02 07:35:00

Growing staple food prices in 2008 and 2010 may be just a quick preview of things to come in the future as impacts from climate change and population growth merge, according to a report issued at UN talks in Cancun on Wednesday. In the next 40 years, corn prices could rise by 42-131 percent, rice prices by 11-78 percent, and that of wheat by 17-67 percent, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said. The price increase forecasts are based on a range of 15 scenarios whose...

2010-10-11 16:38:00

First 1,000 days Key to Winning Fight Against Hunger NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger, and can cause lifelong damage to mental and physical development, productivity, and earning potential, according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report released today and published annually by Concern Worldwide, the international humanitarian agency; the International Food Policy...


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