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Posted 2 February 2015 at 10:53

Developing New Strategies for Nourishing the World

By Shenggen Fan (Director General of IFPRI)

In his recent Article on Huffington Post, Shenggen Fan, Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has made the following remarks:

“The world has made good progress in reducing poverty: the number of poor has declined from 1.9 billion in 1990 to just over a billion in 2011--5 years ahead of schedule to meet the Millennium Development Goal to halve global poverty. We also made some progress in reducing hunger, from 1.1 billion in 1990 to 805 million in 2014. That translates to a decline from 18.7 to 11.3 percent.”

But we have failed miserably in reducing malnutrition--whether it's the so-called hidden hunger (also known as micronutrient deficiencies), or growth failure in early childhood, or overnutrition.”

Please read the full Article HERE.