INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Why India should seriously pay attention to its children's pre-diabetes
A new national survey shows 10% of children are at risk of developing diabetes. Policies must focus on getting them to eat right and exercise. In 2016, diabetes was directly responsible for 1.6 million deaths around the world, according to the WHO. The new data comes even as India is struggling with a diabetic population of over 72 million.
Air pollution from stubble burning costing India USD 30bn annually: Study
The study that estimates -- for the first time -- the health and ec...
India's child nutrition programme excludes poorest households: Study
Among states too, while overall utilisation has improved, high malnutrit...
Economic Agenda 2019: Sowing seeds for better farm growth
On an average, income of salaried class and others is growing 5-10% annually. On the other hand, earnings of farmers are going down.
Air pollution affects brain too, hits maths skills: Study
A new study indicates air pollution affects the brain so much that people, especially the elderly, could struggle for words or to complete simple maths. Long-term exposure to air pollution severely affects cognition skills, according to the joint study by Yale and Peking Universities and published in the reputed Proceedings of National Academy of Science journal.
India's hungry children: Even North Korea, Iraq, Nepal, Myanmar are better
India’s rank of 100 is lower than its poorer neighbours such as Nepal (72), B'desh (88), SL (84). China has a higher rank of 29. Only Pak is lower than India at 106.
Raising MSP alone will not boost pulses output: Niti Aayog
The government needs to rethink its policy and address technological issues as pressure on retail prices would continue till supply-demand gap is not fixed.
One-third of global population malnourished: Study
The prevalence of obesity rose in every single country between 2010 and 2014, and one in 12 adults worldwide now has Type 2 diabetes, it said.
One in three people malnourished globally: IFPRI
The strategies or policy interventions available to resolve malnutrition are not being implemented due to lack of money, skills, or political pressure.
Authorities keeping strict watch to avoid hoarding by traders in case of poor monsoon
Officials in the department of food and supplies in Delhi govt said traders face a jail term of seven years if they were convicted for hoarding.
Experts promote 'climate-smart' villages in tribal areas
A study conducted by International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, has revealed that there is a need to develop climate smart villages.
Improve infrastructure to cut food wastage
In South-east Asia, over 18% food is wasted. If we could halve the South and South=east Asian waste, we could feed an extra 234 million people.
New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture
A new global cropland map combines multiple satellite data sources, reconciled using crowd-sourced accuracy checks, to provide an improved record of total cropland extent and field size around the world.
Feeding people is smart: It's the best investment to do good in the world
As it turns out, tackling nutrition is the most cost-effective solution around, because it has massive benefits for a tiny price tag.
India needs hybrid seeds to increase rice production: International Rice Research Institute
Taste is one of the main reasons Indian farmers are not taking to cultivation of high-yield hybrid rice varieties developed by scientists.
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