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Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, A new IFPRI Book

October 9, 2009

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will release a new book that will highlight case studies of successful policies, programs, and investments in agricultural development that have reduced hunger and poverty. Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development is scheduled to be launched on November 12, 2009. Case studies include the global effort to fight wheat rusts, development of improved maize varieties in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, development of control programs against the cassava mosaic disease and the cassava mealybug in West Africa, introduction of zero-tillage cultivation techniques in Argentina, and diffusion of improved pearl millet and sorghum in India, among others.

A preview booklet is available at