Food hub could make locally sourced food more accessible to Edmontonians

A new proposal for a food hub in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could make it easier for farmers to get their product to market — and for shoppers to get access to local food. A city report, to be reviewed by the executive committee on Monday, says the food hub would be a “multi-purpose facility … that brings together a wide spectrum of food and agriculture-related activities.” The goal is to increase access to sustainable, locally sourced food.

Vietnam strives to eradicate hunger, lower child malnutrition rate

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a National Action Program on Zero Hunger, aimed at ensuring there is enough food and nutrition for all Vietnamese.

The program is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, which focuses on sustainable solutions to eradicate hunger in all its forms by 2030 and achieve food security, Vietnam News Agency reported on Saturday.

Hungry Harvest Continues to Fight Food Waste, Hunger by Expanding into New Markets

Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. Through Hungry Harvest, a farm to doorstep produce delivery service on a mission to eliminate food waste and hunger, Lutz and his team are finding homes for surplus produce that doesn’t meet grocery display standards.

Hunger, Death Stalk Millions in Forgotten Lake Chad Basin

The Lake Chad Basin is into the ninth year of a humanitarian crisis that does not appear to be easing. The United Nations is asking the international community to help millions of refugees and displaced people in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin. The Boko Haram insurgency is mainly responsible for a crisis that has left huge numbers vulnerable to hunger, malnutrition and violence.

Ghana launches nationwide census on agriculture

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the country. Ghana last held a census of agriculture some 33 years ago and hopes that the 2018 data collection would be the beginning of a new cycle of 10 year censuses as it used to have.