Stunted Children, Stunted Economies

Aug 05, 14 Stunted Children, Stunted Economies

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

African Leaders Pledge Action on Nutrition by Meera Shekar World Bank blog | 4 August 2014 – Action on reducing child stunting across Africa is imperative for driving economic growth and reducing poverty. That was the message emanating from a  roundtable of African heads of state, ministers, CEOs and civil society leaders...

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Top 5 need-to-knows about Conservation Agriculture

Facing climate change and nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, Conservation Agriculture is key to the future of food security FAO | 30 Jul 2014 – In the face of changing weather driven by climate change and the increasing demand for food, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and...

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Investing in evidence to end hunger

Aug 02, 14 Investing in evidence to end hunger

Posted by in Latest News, Participants

The proposed Sustainable Development Goals are universal, but translating them from rhetoric to action requires recognition of agriculture’s highly differentiated nature in each part of the world. by John McArthur and Sinead Mowlds, Brookings Institution, for Devex. Ending hunger remains at the forefront of long-term global...

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P4P supporting farmers’ cooperatives for sustainable growth

Aug 01, 14 P4P supporting farmers’ cooperatives for sustainable growth

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

P4P supporting farmers’ cooperatives for sustainable growth WFP | 29 July 2014 – The 20th International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated on 5 July, 2014, emphasizing the important role which cooperatives play in sustainable development. Cooperatives are powerful tools which can be utilized by smallholder farmers to...

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Bolster nutrition to reach zero hunger

Aug 01, 14 Bolster nutrition to reach zero hunger

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

by M. S. Swaminathan, Founder & Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India. SCIENCE | 1 August 2014 – The United Nations (UN) designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, recognizing that an estimated 500 million family farms, involving over 2 billion people, play a key role in food...

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