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IFPRI Book Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

November 20, 2009

Launched last 12 November 2009, a book entitled Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlights the work of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center in mungbean improvement and technology dissemination. One of 20 case studies selected from a field of 250, the chapter "The Mungbean Transformation: Diversifying crops, defeating malnutrition" presents AVRDC's achievement in increasing mungbean yield, improving production, expanding markets, improving nutrition, and building networks across Asia. As heads of state gathered in Rome lastweek for the World Summit on Food Security, Millions Fed aimed to draw their attention to projects that have had substantial, long-term impact-—and by comparison, emphasize the need for investment in agriculture today.

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