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The Rise of the Dragon: Shenggen Fan featured in New Nourishing Millions podcast

In the latest episode of the Nourishing Millions podcast series, Dr. Shenggen Fan, director general of IFPRI and Compact2025 Leadership Council member, discusses the “Rise of the Dragon”—how China’s rapid economic growth during the past few decades managed to pull half of the country’s undernourished citizens out of poverty and hunger. Learn more about the full read more

Featured Resources: Week of July 17

Addressing the world’s most severe crises of food insecurity is critical to accelerating progress to end hunger and malnutrition. On July 12, an IFPRI policy roundtable on “Tackling Famine in the Twenty-First Century” explored how on-the-ground responses to famine are working and what evidence is needed to improve them. A policy brief released alongside the read more

Exploring a changing employment landscape: Implications for Malawi’s youth

Throughout this month, USAID Malawi is highlighting work that focuses on youth and population issues. As they look at how support from the U.S. and other partners have contributed to programs that help uplift youth in Malawi, we offer a peek at some interesting recent findings from IFPRI researchers on this topic. A forthcoming peer-reviewed read more

Podcast Episode 6: “Rise of the Dragon” with Shenggen Fan

Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large read more

New portal supports women’s representation in African agricultural research

Women contribute important insights in agricultural research. Whether as government researchers, university professors, or senior research managers, their perspectives are essential for addressing the unique and pressing challenges of all farmers, particularly female farmers. Hiring women can also help alleviate staffing shortages in many African agricultural research agencies. These are a few of many good read more

Podcast highlights community-based nutrition pilot in Malawi

Nourishing Millions, an IFPRI-led project bringing together narratives of nutrition change,  has released a new podcast episode highlighting a pilot initiative which leverages a community-based approach to tackle acute childhood malnutrition in Malawi. It is part of  the Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, which read more