Countries in Asia and the Pacific urged to take up the Zero Hunger Challenge

Mar 13, 14 Countries in Asia and the Pacific urged to take up the Zero Hunger Challenge

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FAO Director-General calls for “massive effort” to bring a lasting end to hunger in the region Following the Secretary-General’s launch of the Zero Hunger Challenge in June 2012, the Zero Hunger Challenge for Asia and the Pacific was launched in April 2013 with support from the UN regional family. FAO Director-General José...

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Pacific island countries urged to produce more healthy, competitive foods

UN NEWS CENTRE – 11 March 2014 – As more and more markets in Pacific Island countries fill their shelves with imported processed foods, healthier locally produced items are being priced out of the market, warned the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today, encouraging local governments to adopt measures and...

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UN expert calls for bridging gap between urban consumers and local food producers

Mar 12, 14 UN expert calls for bridging gap between urban consumers and local food producers

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UN NEWS CENTRE –  10 March 2014 – Food systems are too focused on maximizing profits and not enough on promoting the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger, a United Nations independent expert said today, calling for the systems “to be radically and democratically redesigned” by promoting small farmers and...

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Elimination of hunger in our lifetime can be a reality

Mar 12, 14 Elimination of hunger in our lifetime can be a reality

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 Opinion: In a time of plenty, no child should suffer hunger Blog post by Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the UN World Food Programme. Originally published in the Irish Times, shared here with permission. It is a tragedy that in today’s world hunger still threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, devastating...

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Asia and the Pacific must boost food production to meet future demand

Mar 11, 14 Asia and the Pacific must boost food production to meet future demand

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UN NEWS CENTRE – 10 March 2014 – The United Nations today stressed that Governments in Asia and the Pacific – which has more hungry people than all the other regions of the world combined – should take some major decisions soon about ways to increase food production and address undernourishment. While the Asia-Pacific region...

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