Adelaida Marca, an Aymara indigenous woman, has been successful at the Rural World Expo in Santiago selling her sought-after premium oregano, which has a special fragrance, grown on terraces in Socoroma, her village in the highlands of northern Chile. (Photo:Indap)

Rural Women Are Essential to the Struggle Against Hunger

by Orlando Milesi Inter Press Service March 8, 2018

Rural women make up more than a quarter of the world’s population and 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force, according to UN Women....

Girls and women in Rumbek, South Sudan, gain access to the wild fruit Laluq, which they typically use to make porridge. (Photo: Charles Lomodong/Plan International)

The mother is the last to eat in developing countries

by Yasmin Noone SBS March 8, 2018

More than 120 million women in developing countries are underweight. Given that women are typically in charge of their household's food production, experts say this female-hunger is due to gender inequality. #IWD...

Philanthropists Melinda and Bill Gates have pledged a massive sum toward women’s empowerment worldwide. (Photo: Pool New / Reuters)

Bill And Melinda Gates Pledge $170 Million To Women’s Economic Empowerment

by Alanna Vagianos Huffington Post March 8, 2018

“When money flows into the hands of women who have the authority to use it, everything changes.”...

VIDEO: Four Famines-Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

by CSIS February 6, 2018

More than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria are facing famine conditions and possible starvation. It has been called the largest humanitarian crisis the world has seen in decades. Watch to learn more....

A mother sits with her malnourished child at a hospital in Tonj, South Sudan. [Photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian January 30, 2018

War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affected...

Stimulation, nutrition, protection from violence and pollution, all shape a child’s future. Image: REUTERS/James Akena

First 1,000 days of child’s life are the most important

by Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF Wrold Economic Forum Annual Meeting January 28, 2018

At last year's World Economic Forum, young children's health was a part of the agenda, because the first 1000 days are most important to children's development and our collective economic success. This article, part of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, explains why. What’s the most i...

(Photo: Ulises Fariñas/The Atlantic)

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

by Charles Mann The Atlantic January 28, 2018

This opinion editorial looks at how we can feed a growing world. Even though the global population in 2050 will be just 25% higher than it is now, typical projections claim that farmers will have to boost food output by 50 to 100%....

Photo: World Food Programme truck at IDP camp [courtesy WFP]

Food aid 2018: the never-ending crisis

by IRIN IRIN January 16, 2018

This special IRIN report focuses on those who are most food insecure – those on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies who don’t know where their next meal is coming from....

[Photo: Food Tank]

Counting the Beans: New Tool Measures the True Cost of Food

by Food Tank Food Tank January 10, 2018

A new U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) tool is highlighting the true cost of food by presenting variation in the cost of food around the world. The tool, called Counting the Beans, includes a data-driven, open-access online interface to help both experts and the general public quantify the relative c...

A volunteer picks up food bank donations from a French supermarket [Philippe Wojazer/Reuters]

How France became a global leader in curbing food waste

by Story Hinckley The Christian Science Monitor January 7, 2018

France isn't an obvious frontrunner in food recovery, but new legislation has helped catapult the nation to the top of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index. People in France wasted an average of 234 pounds of food per person annually compared to about 430 pounds in the United States. ...

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