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The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP
June 29, 2016
The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP

Agriculture & Nutrition

Biofortification pioneers win 2016 World Food Prize for fight against malnutrition

by Hunger Notes

Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis were announced as the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates during a June 28 ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Three of the 2016 laureates -- Dr. Maria Andrade, Dr. Robert Mwanga and Dr. ...

A dried up well in the drought-stricken village of Barnapur​. Photo: Caritas
June 28, 2016
A dried up well in the drought-stricken village of Barnapur. Photo: Caritas

Asia

Drought migrants flee to India’s cities

by Neeta Lal IRIN News

After fleeing drought in Andhra Pradesh State, Manikamma’s tiny shack in India’s capital, New Delhi, is now periodically swamped with fetid water when heavy rains flood the shantytown she now calls home....

The global farmland grab is far from over. Photo: Friends of the Earth International
June 18, 2016
The global farmland grab is far from over. Photo: Friends of the Earth International

Agriculture & Nutrition

The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad?

by Grain

Eight years after releasing its first report on land grabbing, which put the issue on the international agenda, GRAIN publishes a new dataset documenting nearly 500 cases of land grabbing around the world....

India food in cities
June 16, 2016
Photo: Reuters/Punit Paranjpe

Asia

Investing to nourish India’s cities

by Andrea Durkin The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

More than 400 million people live in India’s cities—more than the entire population of the United States. Increasing urban employment and rising incomes portend significant growth for India’s $360 billion food market. But the food system in In...

comparing food insecure seniors to food secure seniors. Table: Society of St. Andrew
June 15, 2016
Differences in health outcomes when comparing food insecure seniors to food secure seniors.  Table: Society of St. Andrew

United States

Hunger’s devastating effect on our seniors

by Jean Blish Siers Society of St. Andrew

A couple years ago, I visited a soup kitchen where one of my drivers delivers a lot of produce. Sandy, the kitchen manager, told me how much the fresh produce meant to them and to the neighbors they serve. It’s within walking distance of low-income...

Agriculture & Nutrition

Launch of 2016 Global Nutrition Report

June 15, 2016 by IFPRI

Few challenges facing the global community today match the scale of malnutrition, a condition that directly affects one in three people. The 2016 Global Nutrition Report is a comprehensive stocktake of the state of the world’s nutrition, from child...

Agriculture & Nutrition

FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems

June 15, 2016 by Emile Frison IPES Food

The report ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’ written by International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food System (IPES-FOOD) was launched at the Trondheim Conferen...

Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program on June 13, 2016. Photo: CTV
June 13, 2016
Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program.  Photo: CTV

Global

Pope Francis’ speech at World Food Program

by Rome Reports

Pope Francis addressed the World Food Program with an inspired speech regarding the “goal of zero hunger, denaturalizing poverty, debureaucratizing hunger and the violence of hunger as a weapon of war.”...

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June 13, 2016

United States

Bread for the World Members visit Congress to advocate for child and maternal nutrition

by Hunger Notes

Bread for the World members  visited Capitol Hill on June 7 to advocate for child and maternal nutrition programs in the United States and around the world. These “faith lobbyists” urged members of Congress to pass the Global Food Security Ac...

Dr. Mahfuz Amed of the Asian Development Bank said that shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, climate change and disaster risks, financing gaps, poor logistics and infrastructure deficits are among the major constraints to realize the objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030. Photo: ADB
June 10, 2016
Dr. Mahfuz Amed  of the Asian Development Bank said that  shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, climate change and disaster risks, financing gaps, poor logistics and infrastructure deficits are among the major constraints to realize the objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030. Photo: ADB

Agriculture & Nutrition

Asia-Pacific region aims at hunger-free goal

by Thalif Dean Inter Press Service

Poor countries in the region including Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia have some of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world....

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