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Lawmakers’ action key to ending hunger and ensuring healthy and sustainable diets for all

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Relief Web October 29, 2018

It is essential that parliaments around the world act without delay to adapt and improve legal, political and institutional frameworks to end hunger and ensure nutritious and healthy diets for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today....

McRaven and McCaul: National Security Dimensions of Global Food Insecurity

by Bill McRaven and Michael McCaul New Statesman October 29, 2018

Bill McRaven, a retired Navy four-star admiral who served as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-2014 and former chancellor of the University of Texas system from 2015-2018, and Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents the 10th District of Texas write that global hunger is a...

Urban Food Security in the Global South: Three Ideas

by Christian Man Center for Strategic & International Studies October 19, 2018

Until recently, it was widely thought that half of the world’s population lived in cities. The United Nations places the global number at 55 percent, with Africa at 43 percent and Asia at 50 percent....

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...

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 Phys.org 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....

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