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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

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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

Professional Certificate Course on Strategic Policy Planning

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies has announced a week long professional certificate course on Strategic Policy Planning. The objective of this course is to train participants on best practices, strategic thinking, planning, and managing the policy process. With interactive learning, the course will support participants’ ability to communicate and influence the policy process. By read more

Course : Food Security in an Urbanizing Society

Wageningen University’s Centre for Development Innovation is organizing a two-week course on Food security in an urbanizing society. The objective of this course is to acquaint participants with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas, enabling them to use the concepts of city region read more

Three-week training for Agriculture Educators

International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) is hosting a three-week training for agriculture educators. The training will involve a range of activities such as trainer-assisted group sessions, role plays, and case studies. This training will be held from 30th October to 17th November 2017 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The deadline to register read more

Capacity Strengthening for development of new NAIPs

IFPRI’s West and Central Africa Office (WCAO) held a series seven trainings to familiarize Africa experts with the tools and methodologies which can be used to provide analysis to guide African governments in the appraisal of National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) and the development of new NAIPs. The trainings were organized in Senegal during April read more