Agriculture & Nutrition

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

by United Nations UN February 9, 2021

The United Nations will host a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in 2021 - in September or October. This Summit will be unique in that it will be open to everyone to participate (as a virtual summit). The Summit's purpose is to raise awareness and elevate public discussion about how reforming our food s...

Four Famine Hot Spots

by WFP Staff WFP/FAO November 9, 2020

The World food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have reported that Burkina Faso, Yemen, Nigeria's Northeast and South Sudan are considered the top four famine hot spots. ...

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

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

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 challenges for achieving this goal in the context ...

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

by August 3, 2020

The editorial staff of World Hunger Education Service recently sat down and interviewed Peter Morris for his insights about progress in international aid, hunger, nutrition and pandemics.  Mr. M...

The US food system is killing Americans

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

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


United Nations Asks for Additional Food Resources as Corona Virus Impacts World

by Andrew Meldrum Associated Press July 6, 2020

Last week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has asked for Five Billion Dollars to help fight hunger in developing and middle-income countries. David Beasley, WFP Executive Director said the number of hungry people could increase by 82% due to the pandemic. ...


These 18 Organizations Are Building a Stronger Food System Through Agroecology

by Food Tank Lists Food Tank June 10, 2020

Agroecology is defined by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a set of agricultural practices that “apply ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment whil...

Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1

by June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020        Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington School of Public Health and long-time point person for international health in emergenci...

Global Nutrition Report 2020 Reports that Malnutrition is Leading Cause of Mortality and Morbidity

by Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK 2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition. May 12, 2020

2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition was released 12 May 2020. The report states that one in nine persons around the world suffers from hunger (820 million) and one in three persons is overweight or obese (also a form of malnutrition). In a forward to the report by Da...

Build diverse food systems for post-COVID-19 world

by Trevor Nicholls, Sayed Azam-Ali, Ismahane Elouafi, David Molden, Segenet Kelemu, Albin Hubscher, Marco Wopereis SciDevNet April 30, 2020

The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) writes about the neednyo develop diverse food systems to support global food and nutrition security....

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