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Africa

Podcast: Why the energy and food nexus is critical in refugee context

August 12, 2020 by Susan Onyango World Agroforestry Center

The World Agroforestry Center presents a podcast which highlights the importance of working with both refugees and their host communities to ensure best practices are deployed to produce food and cooking energy sustainably in the landscape....

August 11, 2020

Books & Media Reviews

A Biblical Surge of Miscommunication

On Language: In the popular media, including otherwise-intelligent talking heads and world leaders have invented new pretentious, uses for words that have little actual meaning.  Chief among these are:  "surge," "spike", "epicenter" and...

Global

Parents in Lebanon Barter on Facebook through Food Crisis

August 8, 2020 by Katell Ane Food Tank

The recent massive explosions in Beirut are blocking vital food imports and placing further strain on Lebanon’s struggling economy, according to aid organization Mercy Corps in Beirut....

Agriculture & Nutrition

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report 2020

August 4, 2020 by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO United Nations

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual report prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in depth analysis on key ...

August 3, 2020

Agriculture & Nutrition

Peter Morris, Nutritionist and Long-term USAID Expert Leads WHES

The editorial staff of World Hunger Education Service recently sat down and interviewed Peter Morris for his insights about progress in internati...

Agriculture & Nutrition

The US food system is killing Americans

August 3, 2020 by Akash Goel, Michel Nischan, Bill Frist and Tom Colicchio CNN

The authors argue that now is the time to transform food security programs into nutrition security programs...

United States

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn't have enough to eat last week

August 2, 2020 by Dakin Andone CNN

This week the US Census Bureau published results of a survey in which nearly 30 million out of 249 million respondents said they did not have enough to eat at some point in the week before July 21. It was the highest number of people reporting insuff...

Global

World Public Health Nutrition Association Offers $10,000 Prize in Writing Contest

July 31, 2020 by World Public Health Nutrition Association wphna.org

WPHNA Article Writing Contest for its journal, World Nutrition. No cost to enter. Deadline February 10, 2021. Winners will be chosen for Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, and Europe. See wphna.org ...

July 30, 2020

Global

USAID Promotes Urgency as Pandemic Hides a Nutrition Crisis

by Trey Hicks, Alma Golden, and Shawn Baker, USAID via medium.com medium.com/USAID

USAID indicates that the pandemic is imperiling nutritional gains around the world and makes their work more urgent. ...

United States

‘It's insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires

July 28, 2020 by HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH and JUAN PEREZ JR. Politico

Families haven’t had to prove their income in recent months, but the Trump administration hasn’t extended that flexibility....

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