A woman harvests Quinoa plants in Tarmaya, south of La Paz, Bolivia, April 29, 2013. Still a nutritional staple for the indigenous people living in the Altiplano of Bolivia, Quinoa is also producing much profits for the region. (REUTERS/David Mercado)

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Homi Kharas to Attend Global Food Policy Event

March 11, 2014, Fred Dews

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the United Nations' first Millennium Development Goal, and the UN says that the hunger target is within reach by 2015. Today, according to the UN, about 870 million people worldwide are estimated to be undernourished, and more than 100 million children under age five are undernourished and underweight. Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director of the Global Economy and Development Program, will participate with an expert panel tomorrow to release the International Food Policy Research Institute's 2013 Global Food Policy Report. The event runs from 12:25 to 1:45 p.m. (EDT) and will be live webcast by IFPRI.

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