User: vaishalidassani Topic: IFPRI
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Last updated: Oct 17 2017 16:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Feeding a billion: Evaluating India’s progress at eliminating hunger 17.10.2017 Hindu: National
While food production is still not insulated from the vagaries of nature - which can vacillate between extremes - ranging from the floods which ravaged parts of Northern India this year, to the extant drought in the South, anthropogenic factors are holding back India’s quest to attain food security.
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World Food Day: Why 19 crore Indians go to bed hungry every night 16.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
The first food distribution programme was launched in 1939 in India. But, still more than 19 crore people don't get enough food.
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Nepal ahead of India, South Asian neighbours in reducing hunger 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nepal is several notches ahead of India and its other South Asian neighbours in the campaign to reduce hunger, according to the Global Hunger Index.
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Despite economic slowdown, India still can meet goals on poverty, hunger 14.10.2017 Latest News
The ongoing slowdown in economic growth could increase the need for government programmes to alleviate poverty and hunger
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India's hunger problem worse than North Korea, Bangladesh 13.10.2017 Rediff: News
The country ranked 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index, slipping three positions from last year.
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India 100th on global hunger index, trails N Korea,Bangladesh 12.10.2017 deccanherald.com
India has a "serious" hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index -- behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. The countrys serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment to the social sector, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in its report. India stood at 97th position in last years rankings. "India is ranked 100th out of 119 countries, and has the third highest score in all of Asia -- only Afghanistan and Pakistan are ranked worse," IFPRI said in a statement. "At 31.4, Indias 2017 GHI (Global Hunger Index) score is at the high end of the serious category, and is one of the main factors pushing South Asia to the category of worst performing region on the GHI this year, followed closely by Africa South of the Sahara," it added. As per the report, India ranks below many of its neighbouring countries such as China (29th rank), Nepal (72), Myanmar ...
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India 100th on global hunger index, trails North Korea, Bangladesh 12.10.2017 Hindu: Other States
India stood at 97th position in last year’s rankings.
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Global Hunger Index: India slips 3 positions to 100th among 119 nations 12.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Placed behind even North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq; hunger situation in the country rated 'serious'
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Global Hunger Index: India down 45 ranks since 2014, situation 'serious' 12.10.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
From 97th in 2016, India has dropped to 100th this year, behind even North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq
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Gender discrimination a key underlying cause of malnutrition in India 6.9.2017 Latest News
Undernutrition-both stunting and wasting-significantly increases the risks of dying from infections
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Erratic monsoon: floods in some parts, water scarcity in some others 28.7.2017 Latest News
Infamous for its vagaries, the southwest monsoon has created two contrasting water situations causing distress in several parts of the country. In the first two months of its four-month of journey, the monsoon has brought in surplus rains in some parts and scanty showers in some others. The rains have wreaked havoc in parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Assam leading to loss of life, property and standing crops. At the same time, parts of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have got inadequate rains, aggravating already prevailing drought-like conditions there.Data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed that from June 1 to July 27, the southwest monsoon was over 62 per cent surplus in most of Gujarat on an average, almost 55 per cent surplus over Rajasthan, 5 per cent excess in West Bengal, while it was 20 per cent deficient over Karnataka, 19 per cent short in Tamil Nadu and 28 per cent less in Kerala.Ironically, it is 10 per cent deficient in Assam
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Agri-economist Mahendra Dev appointed Vice-Chairman of IFPRI board 28.6.2017 BusinessLine - National
Mahendra Dev, a noted agri-economist, has been elevated as the Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA. He is the second ...
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Farmers in Madagascar say Chinese investors forced them to sell their land 6.6.2017 News
Already more than 12,000 acres have been acquired by the Chinese investors
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Allies in war on malnutrition 23.5.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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CGIAR teams up with IBM, Amazon, T-Hub for Big Data platform 15.5.2017 BusinessLine - National
ICTs in agriculture is no longer a rhetoric. Big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are going to change the way farmers grow crops. ICT4D, a four-day international conference, which b...
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India needs to triple investment in agricultural research: IFPRI 11.5.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
Says China spends 4 times more on R&D
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Punjab govt. sets up expert group to study debts, waiver 15.4.2017 Hindu: News
Sets up three-member expert group
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Punjab sets up Expert Group on debt waiver for farmers 15.4.2017 Zee News : States
The Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up of an Expert Group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt and suggests ways and means for its waiver.
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Punjab sets up Expert Group on debt waiver for farmers 15.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Punjab government on Saturday announced the setting up of an Expert Group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt and suggests ways and means for its waiver.
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India-Bangladesh Teesta deal: River has only one-sixteenth of water needed 15.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Lack of reservoir facility, authorities release most of monsoon water than keep it for dry seasons
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