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July 16, 2018
Photo: Grade 11 and Grade 12 students in Abuja, Nigeria, play the Nutrido game. [Author provided (No reuse)]

Africa

Games boost student nutrition in Nigerian schools

by Obidimma Ezezika The Conversation

Researchers tested out a game called Nutrido to see if it would help Nigerian students improve their food choices....

Africa

Video: South Sudan’s hunger season is peaking

July 11, 2018 by Janelle Dumalaon Deutsche Welle

July marks the peak of South Sudan's hunger season - that's the period between the depletion of food stocks and the next harvest. Seven years into its independence, a humanitarian crisis is leaving half of the country's population starving....

United States

Video: food bank to grow hundreds of fish yearly to feed the hungry

July 11, 2018 by Chris Lovingood WTAE.com

In Pennsylvania, a local food bank is taking several pallet tanks, and converting them into a place to grow 480 fish a year and more than 2,800 pounds of greens to give to people in need. The waste from the fish will be used as fertilizer to help the...

July 10, 2018
[Photo: News24.com]

Africa

Eight states sound alarm over Sahel hunger

by AFP News 24

Eight West African states have called for emergency aid for four countries in the Sahel facing food shortages as a result of jihadist violence. Agriculture ministers from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), at a meeting in the Niger...

July 9, 2018
Photo: The Farmer’s Market at the US Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in Washington, DC [USDA]

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Some food stamp recipients may soon lose access to farmers market benefits

by Jane Black and Leah Douglas Washington Post

Across the US, recipients of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - sometimes referred to as food stamps - are able to get more by shopping at farmers markets, where the value of their benefits is matched or supplemented by other f...

July 9, 2018
Photo: Roti Bank mainly collects leftover food staples like rotis, rice, vegetables and dal to be distributed within 60 to 90 minutes. (Image courtesy Roti Bank’s Facebook)

Asia

Roti Bank: where leftovers satiate hunger of the poor

by Press Trust of India, Mumbai Press Trust of India, Mumbai

In India, a country where millions of people go hungry every day, a retired IPS officer has come up with an initiative to feed the needy. The initiative, called 'Roti Bank', collects leftovers from restaurants, clubs and parties in Mumbai, stores it ...

July 3, 2018
Photo: Abner Stolztfus owns Cedar Dream dairy farm in Peach Bottom, Pa. Last year, Stolztfus decided to invest almost $200,000 in equipment and learned how to make yogurt from scratch. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY]

United States

Struggling Farmers Turn Excess Milk Into Cheese And Yogurt For The Hungry

by Catalina Jaramillo NPR

Philabundance, a Pennsylvania nonprofit that turns food waste into donations is working with dairy farmers to turn excess milk into cheese and yogurt for the hungry. ...

July 2, 2018
Image courtesy World Food Programme

Africa

Synthesis of impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s nutrition interventions in humanitarian settings in the Sahel – Working Paper 31

by Relief Web Relief Web

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) reviewed World Food Programme's nutrition initiatives in the Sahel. Acute malnutrition in the Sahel affects an estimated six million children under five years, of whom about 1.4 million require...

July 2, 2018
Photo: Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security. [Victor Besa / The National]

Middle East

Stronger regional ties could ensure food security, says minister

by Anam Rizvi The National UAE

Stronger regional ties in agriculture and production are being urged to ensure food security in the United Arab Emirates. Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, said its future in the Middle East and North Africa depend...

United States

Public colleges confront student hunger, housing needs over summer

July 2, 2018 by Scott O’Connell Worcester Telegram

In Massachusetts, local public colleges and universities are ramping up efforts to provide safety net programs to students over the summer break. This year, all four public colleges in Central Massachusetts have launched or plan to launch new on-camp...

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