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IFPRI Selects New Director General

November 20, 2009

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has a new director general. Shenggen Fan has been selected to succeed Joachim von Braun. Fan became director of IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He also served as Director of the International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and is an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.

"We are confident that under Shenggen Fan's direction and guidance, IFPRI will continue to grow in stature as a leading research organization focused on sustainable policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, and enhance rural development," IFPRI Board Chair, Ross Garnaut said.

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