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Documentary Looks Back at Norman Borlaug’s Career

by March 28, 2021

A recent documentary available from the Public Broadcast System (PBS) and WGBH "The Man Who Tried to Feed the World" (2020) briefly surveys the motivations and achievem...

World Food Prize Laureates Appeal for Greater US Leadership to End World Hunger

by Lawrence Haddad World Food Prize Laureates, February 25, 2021

Lawrence Haddad, who shared last year's World Food Price with David Nabarro appeals to the United States to lead in ending World Hunger and Malnutrition with Four Calls to Action. 1) Re-establish American leadership to end global hunger and malnutrition, 2) Play a strong leadership role in the upcom...

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...

David Beasley, WFP Executive Director, Warns of Famine in Nobel Prize Speech

by Kenny Stancil CommonDreams News December 17, 2020

David Beasley, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), warns of famine in his acceptance speech on behalf of WFP as the world reels from the Covid-19 Pandemic and on-going conflict in Yemen. ...

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. ...

The cost of a plate of food 2020

by World Food Programme World Food Programme November 7, 2020

The World Food Programme details what a plate of food costs around the world...

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Food Security

by FEWS Net FEWS Net October 29, 2020

FEWS Net offers an interactive map and briefing on the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security....

England footballer raises funds for hungry children

by Alexandra Topping and Patrick Butler The Guardian October 24, 2020

After the government declined to extend meal benefits for children, England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford began collecting donations from businesses and citizens....

A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage

by Augusta Saraiva, Darcy Palder Foreign Policy October 20, 2020

The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure....

World Food Day 2020

by FAO FAO October 16, 2020

Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. The COVID-19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that s...