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Joffren Polanco stands beside his almost empty fridge in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Alejandro Cegarra/The Washington Post
Joffren Polanco stands beside his almost empty fridge in Caracas, Venezuela.  Photo: Alejandro Cegarra/The Washington Post

Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle

by Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuñiga Washington Post July 1, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela — In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise...

The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP
The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP

Biofortification pioneers win 2016 World Food Prize for fight against malnutrition

by Hunger Notes June 29, 2016

Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis were announced as the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates during a June 28 ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Three of the 2016 laureates -- Dr. Maria Andrade, Dr. Robert Mwanga and Dr. Jan Low of the International Potato Center (CIP), ...

FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems

by Emile Frison IPES Food June 15, 2016

The report ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’ written by International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food System (IPES-FOOD) was launched at the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity on 2 June 2016. The comprehe...

Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program on June 13, 2016. Photo: CTV
Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program.  Photo: CTV

Pope Francis’ speech at World Food Program

by Rome Reports June 13, 2016

Pope Francis addressed the World Food Program with an inspired speech regarding the “goal of zero hunger, denaturalizing poverty, debureaucratizing hunger and the violence of hunger as a weapon of war.”...

The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers

by Heba Aly IRIN News June 2, 2016

What was agreed: Aid financing must be more efficient...

Pope Francis set to visit UN Agency to push fight against hunger

by Ines San Martin cruxnow.com June 1, 2016

By Ines San Martin /Vatican correspondent May 31, 2016 ROME– Pope Francis is set to visit Rome’s World Food Program on ...

May 28th is World Hunger Day!

by The Hunger Project May 28, 2016

THIS WORLD HUNGER DAY, THE HUNGER PROJECT IS FOCUSING ON GOOD NUTRITION Good nutrition – an adequate and well-balanced diet – is a cornerstone of good health. Better nutrition is related to improved infant child and maternal health, stronger immune systems and safer pregnancy...

Latin America to tackle dual problems of hunger and obesity: U.N.

by ANASTASIA MOLONEY Thompson Reuters Foundation May 23, 2016

BOGOTA - Latin American governments have pledged to work toward ending hunger within a decade while tackling an epidemic of rising obesity in the region - itself considered a form of malnutrition....

Doctors Without Borders brands humanitarian summit ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ as it pulls out.

by Sam Jones The Guardian May 5, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières cites concern over accountability of governments and flouting of humanitarian laws as it withdraws from Istanbul summit. ...

Radio Mandu’arã, a community radio station that has been shut down under President Horacio Cartes. Photo: Toby Stirling Hill/The Guardian

Paraguay battles over land rights in the courts and across the airwaves. As soya companies appropriate land in Paraguay, many small-scale campesino fa...

by Toby Stirling Hill The Guardian May 3, 2016

For those who stay to fight for their land, the conflict can turn bloody. ...

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