On Mother Earth Day, UN urges protecting planet from ‘heavy hand of humankind’

UN NEWS CENTRE | 22 April 2014 – On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the...

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Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

Apr 21, 14 Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

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Blog by Robynne Anderson, Secretariat to the International Agri-Food Network At some moments in the discussion of the next set of global development goals, the conversations have seemed at risk of leaving out the most basic human needs. However, it seems clear now that agriculture and food will make the top of the list for the...

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Syria: UN agency warns no food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

Apr 19, 14 Syria: UN agency warns no food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

UN NEWS CENTRE | 19 April 2014 – The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left there as of Saturday given that the recent escalation fighting between the parties to the Syrian conflict has prevented the...

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Future Survival of Human Civilization will Depend on Cutting Food Losses and Waste

Apr 15, 14 Future Survival of Human Civilization will Depend on Cutting Food Losses and Waste

Posted by in Latest News, Zero Food Waste

Blog by Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark and Winner of Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize. The debate on food losses and waste is beginning to replace the debate about climate change. The latest IPCC report recently launched in Yokohama, Japan, revealed some rather upsetting details about the...

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Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure – a means of eradicating hunger and poverty

Apr 15, 14 Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure – a means of eradicating hunger and poverty

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

  International recommendations to respect local people’s rights to land and livelihoods Initiated by FAO and endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012, the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure promote secure ownership rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means...

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