UN agency urges stronger focus on potential of forests to reduce poverty, spur green development

UN NEWS CENTRE | 23 June 2014 – Across the world, forests provide employment, energy, nutritious foods and a wide range of other goods and ecosystem services with tremendous potential to contribute to sustainable development and a greener economy, according to the United Nations agency report The State of the World’s...

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Rebuilding the International Nutrition System So it’s Fit-for-Purpose

Jun 24, 14 Rebuilding the International Nutrition System So it’s Fit-for-Purpose

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

Governments of countries where people are handicapped by malnutrition are taking the lead and are rebuilding the international nutrition system so that it is fit-for-purpose. by Dr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement...

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A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp

Jun 23, 14 A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp

Posted by in Featured, Latest News

In an open letter, Kanayo F Nwanze, President of the United Nations rural development agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, tells African Union heads of state that it is time for them to deliver on their promises 20 June, 2014 – Judging from the daily outpouring of commentary, opinions and reports, you...

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Igniting agricultural growth and transformation in Africa

Jun 20, 14 Igniting agricultural growth and transformation in Africa

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By José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   At the African Union (AU) summit in Maputo, Mozambique in 2003, African Heads of State and Government made a resolute and resounding commitment to tackle food insecurity and to accelerate growth of the continent’s food,...

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World Refugee Day: Remember the hungry

Jun 20, 14 World Refugee Day: Remember the hungry

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

by William Lambers, Author, ‘Ending World Hunger,’ Feeding America Blogger Council, Charity Miles All-Star Many of us are in the heat of summer right now. Imagine having to trek for hours or even days in that hot sun with no food or water. Imagine fleeing for your life because of a war that has engulfed your own community. When we...

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