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Leveraging higher demand for livestock-derived foods to meet nutritional needs of the world’s poor

By Dolapo Enahoro, ILRI — The livestock sector is a major contributor to global food supply of energy, proteins, essential nutrients and it provides livelihoods to millions of people. In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) livestock production is also the mainstay of the economy. As such, investment in development of the livestock sector can >> Read more

Risk of increased food insecurity under stringent global climate change mitigation policy

By Tim Sulser, IFPRI— Several IFPRI-based GFSF researchers were pleased to join with other authors from AgMIP (led by Tomoko Hasegawa from the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan) to publish an article, "Risk of increased food insecurity under stringent global climate change mitigation policy," in Nature Climate Change.  The article can be found >> Read more

How much will it cost to end hunger?

By Tim Sulser — As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders have committed to ending hunger by 2030. Yet despite unprecedented progress made in recent decades, the world is not on track to reach the goal. Current levels of spending to end hunger are inadequate. Global Futures and Strategic Foresight researchers working >> Read more

CGIAR centres and research programmes combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

By Bioversity International/RTB — Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Uganda produces an estimated 10 million tonnes annually valued at about US$550 million. Most ECA bananas are domestically consumed with the highest global per capita consumption of >> Read more

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