Monday, February 25, 2019

Members in the News: Fan, Johansson, Pandya-Lorch, and Ribera

Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
How healthy diets can help to combat malnutrition
By: CNBC Africa - February 22, 2019
Africa’s poverty and hunger are on worrying levels and the continent aims to halve poverty, end hunger by 2025. However, experts believe it’s equally important to promote healthy diets to combat malnutrition and climate change. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute joins CNBC Africa for more.
Read more on: CNBC Africa and Philippines’ BusinessMirror

Robert Johansson, USDA-Office of the Chief Economist
China to Propose $30 Billion More U.S. Agriculture Purchases
By: BloombergQuint - February 21, 2019
If there is no deal between the U.S. and China, Brazil and Argentina would be expected to capture the market to serve Chinese demand, and the U.S. will sell more to Europe, the Middle East and other Asian nations, USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson said on the sidelines of the conference in Washington. The U.S. has built up a stockpile of soybeans, he said, and it will “take a while to bring those stocks down."
Read more on: BloombergQuint

Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
Rajul Pandya-Lorch, International Food Policy Research Institute
Don’t condemn processed food producers, work with them: IFPRI
By: India’s DownToEarth - February 21, 2019
Instead of treating processed food producers as culprits for exposing people to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), it is better if the world incentivises these businesses to improve nutrition, says International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its latest publication.
Read more on: India’s DownToEarth

Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University
11,000 Texas farmers sign up for tariff relief
By: Waco Tribune-Herald - February 17, 2019
“Looking at this from both sides, China’s economy is not doing well, and our commodity prices are low,” Ribera said. “China is a country that needs quality food, and we have it. Citizens there spend 25 percent of their income on food. Truce or not, China needs our agricultural products. They’re buying soybeans from Brazil, and they are a lot more expensive. I would hope that common sense would play out, but when politics get involved, you never know.”
Read more on: Waco Tribune-Herald

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*Articles in response to the AAEA Communicating Out Strategy Press Releases highlighting: Government Relations, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, Choices Magazine, General Media, and/or 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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