Podcast Episode 6: “Rise of the Dragon” with Shenggen Fan

Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world.

On this week’s episode, we chat with Shenggen Fan, IFPRI’s director general, about all things China. Dr. Fan details China’s stunning economic growth during the past few decades, which has managed to not only pull half of the country’s undernourished citizens out of poverty and hunger, but also helped the world achieve MDG#1, to reduce world poverty by half from 1990 to 2015. At the same time, these massive economic changes, along with rapid urbanization, have also highlighted the emergence and power of the triple burden of malnutrition. Join us as we talk with Dr. Fan about the changing faces of hunger across the country and what China can do to ensure a nutritious, healthy, and sustainable food future for all of its citizens in the next millennium.

Listen to the episode on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Previous episodes of the podcast series are also available:

Episode 1. "Grasshopper a la Mode" with Jacob Anankware: SoundCloud or iTunes.

Episode 2. "From the Farm to the Schoolhouse" with Catherine Bertini: Soundcloud or iTunes

Episode 3. "The Private Sector Puzzle" with Lawrence Haddad: Soundcloud or iTunes

Episode 4. "Can Nutrition Beat the Heat?" with Sam Myers: SoundCloud or iTunes

Episode 5. "A Million House Calls" with Regine Kopplow and Meghan Anson: SoundCloud or iTunes

Blog Post by: Bella Herold and Erika Shaver

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