Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations: A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council (August 2018)

by World Food Programme Relief Web August 22, 2018

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those f...

Drivers of Improvements in Global Food Security

by Karen Thome USDA August 22, 2018

USDA’s Economic Research Service recently released the annual International Food Security Assessment 2018-2028, which measures and projects food security in 76 low- and middle-income countries that receive o...

Nearly four in five teachers say ‘holiday hunger’ is failing to improve

by Samuel Osborne The Independent August 2, 2018

In the UK, children are returning to school 'looking visibly less well nourished' according to teachers. Of 657 secondary school teachers surveyed, nearly half confirmed children in their school had experienced holiday hunger....

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

by Laura Ratliff NPR July 20, 2018

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly a quarter of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are simply thrown away. While food waste is a hot topic in the U.S., it's a particular challenge in low-income nations where food is sometimes a scarce resource to begin with. Some ...

Hunger Fighters Interview- Andrew Green and Amruta Byatnal, Malnutrition Deeply

by June 26, 2018

by Hunger Notes Hunger Fighters Interview: Andrew Green and Amruta Byatnal This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty in various ways around the world. This episode focuses on the creators of Malnutrition Deeply, a website t...

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project

by June 9, 2018

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. This episode focuses on the staff of The Borgen Project, an advocacy group that works to increase awareness and actio...

Photo: Herders take their animals to drink water in Niger, which FAO says is among the countries currently in need of external food assistance. [Giulio Napolitano/FAO]

Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts, poor weather conditions in many countries – UN agriculture agency

by United Nations UN News June 8, 2018

Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency....

White sliced bread is cheap – and you can stuff something cheap between it. [Photograph: Rex]

The miller’s tale: poverty, obesity and the 45p loaf

by Felicity Lawrence The Guardian June 3, 2018

The UK’s public health epidemic is forcing a rethink on how low-income families can enjoy a better diet. At age five, UK children in poor households are twice as likely to be obese as those in richer ones. By age 11, they are three times as likely to be obese,...

Photo of food in a garbage bin.  Poland wastes at least 8.9 million tonnes of food every year.  [Claudia Ciobanu / IPS]

Food Waste Enough to Feed World’s Hungry Four Times Over

by Thalif Deen Inter Press Service News Agency May 28, 2018

Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency interviewed Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer of the Norway-based EAT, an international NGO engaged in the fight against hunger. Demaio said “At EAT, our mission is a simple but ambitious one: to transform the global food system and enable us to feed ...

Photo: A local man selling street food in Ampefy, Madagascar. [Getty Images]

Harnessing Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Diets

by Sir John Beddington News Deeply May 12, 2018

Poor diets are posing a greater global health risk than air pollution, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined. Sir John Beddington, co-chair of Global Panel, unpacks its latest policy brief to explore opportunities for public-private partnerships....

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