Participants at UN-backed summit commit to improve ocean health, secure food security

Participants at UN-backed summit commit to improve ocean health, secure food security UN NEWS CENTRE | 25 April 2014 – A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands today with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world’s oceans and food security for millions by tackling key threats such as...

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Nutrition and the new sustainable development goals

Apr 24, 14 Nutrition and the new sustainable development goals

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Blog by Marc van Ameringen, executive director of GAIN. Multi-stakeholder partnerships should be a cornerstone of the post-2015 development framework if we are to tackle malnutrition globally Last week I was part of a panel addressing the UN General Assembly and Economic and Social Council on this question. I argued that these...

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Nepal: Finding Opportunity In Soil

Apr 24, 14 Nepal: Finding Opportunity In Soil

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

Previously unable to provide for her family’s daily needs, Ratnadevi is now considered one of the most successful farmers in her community. Read on to find out how she turned her life around. WFP NEWS | 22 April 2014 – LADAGADA – In Meltoli village of Doti district in far-western Nepal, a small vegetable farm...

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Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts

Apr 23, 14 Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts

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FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord FAO NEWS | 23 April 2014, Meknès, Morocco/Rome – Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told...

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UN-backed summit on food security, ‘blue economy’ urges coordinated action

Apr 22, 14 UN-backed summit on food security, ‘blue economy’ urges coordinated action

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 22 April 2014 – Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands. “Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s...

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