Graphic: 2018 World Food Prize Laureates [courtesy Washington Times]

2018 World Food Prize laureates: Ending malnutrition for mothers and young children

by The Washington Times Special Sections Department The Washington Times October 15, 2018

Alarmed by the vast numbers of malnourished children in the world, two British men have spent their lives working to ensure that mothers and their young children can obtain high-quality foods and vitamins. This month, the men — economist Dr. Lawrence Haddad and physician Dr. David Nabarro — w...

This ad shows the true cost of world hunger

by Ben Paynter Fast Company October 3, 2018

A new 60-second ad will air in movie theaters to raise awareness of world hunger....

Drive to tackle drought in agricultural data launched, as global hunger rises

by Sarah Newey The Telegraph September 25, 2018

An unprecedented drive to collect data from millions of smallholder farmers in 50 developing countries was launched on Monday. The “50 x 2030” programme seeks to boost agricultural productivity and livelihoods across Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2030 – and provide more accurate data to...

Photo: Despite the UN goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger globally, Africa’s senior citizens are finding themselves cornered with destitution. [Jeffrey Moyo / IPS]

Climate Change Undermining Global Efforts to Eradicate Hunger

by Thalif Deen Inter Press Service NewsAgency September 24, 2018

Along with military conflicts and global economic meltdowns, climate change is a driving force in the rise in global hunger while extreme weather, land degradation, desertification, water scarcity and rising sea levels—are collectively undermining global efforts to eradicate hunger. As the UN c...

United Nations, World Bank, and Humanitarian Organizations Launch Innovative Partnership to End Famine

by Kristina Nwazota World Bank Group September 23, 2018

The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft Corp., Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines....

We have more than enough calories, but what about other nutrients?

by Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems September 17, 2018

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh published "the first study to quantitatively map the flow of energy, protein, fat, essential amino acids and micronutrients from 'field-to-fork' at a global level and identify hotspots where nutrients are lost. The study shows that while we produce far mo...

World hunger levels rise for third year running: U.N.

by Thin Lei Win Reuters September 14, 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fueled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030....

Save the Children said more than 300,000 children will die in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where nutrition programmes have an 8% funding shortfall. Image Source: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Starvation: a weapon of war that could kill 590,000 children by the end of 2018

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian September 14, 2018

Starvation being used as a weapon of war has become the new normal, according to Save the Children. Its analysis shows more than half a million infants in conflict zones could die of malnutrition by the end of the year if they do not receive treatment, the equivalent of one every minute....

Image: Per capita food waste in production and consumption by continent [courtesy FAO]

The digital revolution—a new weapon against food waste, hunger, and emissions

by Heinz Strubenhoff Future Development - The Brookings Institution September 6, 2018

The Brookings Institution's Heinz Strubenhoff writes about how technology can help fight food waste and hunger....

food donations
Food donations from supermarkets and retailers at the warehouse of the Real Junk Food Project, a UK-based campaign to stop food waste through redistribution. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

by Rebecca Ratcliffe The Guardian August 23, 2018

The amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis....

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