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African Development Bank Group dedicated to ending malnutrition

By Kristen Reesor DES MOINES, Iowa – When President of the African Development Bank Group Akinwumi Adesina visited Madagascar, he saw a small boy among the crowd. “I was so sure he cannot be more than 5 years old,” Adesina … Continue reading

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A farewell to farms: Why some youth don’t consider a future in farming

  By Nora Faris DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers once prided themselves on the length of their days and the strength of their work ethics. But one Canadian dairy farmer said the sun is setting on the days when farmers … Continue reading

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Orange-fleshed sweet potato research takes top agricultural award

By Maria Kalaitzandonakes DES MOINES, Iowa — The women of the village were dressed in orange, dancing and singing “This is the sweet that gives health,” Maria Andrade said of the International Potato Center’s vitamin A-packed, orange fleshed sweet potato. Andrade, … Continue reading

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People at the 2015 World Food Prize

Video by Sahar Majid

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A story in tweets: issues at World Food Prize 2015

By Jieyang Zheng Click here to see some of the important ideas surrounding agricultural development to #Endhunger.

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Food Sovereignty Prize provides alternative to World Food Prize

By Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — A different kind of food prize was awarded Wednesday evening at a small Methodist church two miles north of the bustle of the World Food Prize at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. The sounds … Continue reading

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Peter Raven: sprinting into the sunset

By Thomas Hellauer DES MOINES, Iowa – “Excuse me,” Peter Raven says as he turns his chair around to face me, “I broke my neck in a hang-gliding accident last year and can no longer turn it.” After a short … Continue reading

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