UN-backed forum spotlights civil society’s role in fighting hunger, developing food policy

Oct 11, 14 UN-backed forum spotlights civil society’s role in fighting hunger, developing food policy

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 11 October 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today kicked-off a two-day meeting focusing on civil society’s role in giving a voice to the hungry and how best to improve a multi-stakeholder approach to food security and nutrition policy development at national, regional and...

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Zero Hunger education in Antigua & Barbuda

Oct 11, 14 Zero Hunger education in Antigua & Barbuda

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Caribbean Times | 9 October 2014 – The students of the Pigotts Primary School were engaged in an important activity on Tuesday, 07 October, 2014. Under the Zero Hunger Challenge initiative, students from each class and the respective teachers planted crops in the school garden. Principal, Mrs. Theolene Croft endorsed this...

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Good harvests, abundant inventory continue to drive international food prices down

Oct 10, 14 Good harvests, abundant inventory continue to drive international food prices down

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

UN NEWS CENTRE | 9 October 2014 – Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of the biannual Food Outlook report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to...

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Bollywood star shines bright for UNICEF’s South Asia child nutrition campaign

Oct 10, 14 Bollywood star shines bright for UNICEF’s South Asia child nutrition campaign

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

UN NEWS CENTRE | 9 October 2014 – Bollywood legend Aamir Khan has become the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) latest Ambassador to South Asia, the Organization announced today, adding that the award winning Indian actor, director, and producer would work to promote the right of the region’s children to nutrition, with a focus on...

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Coffee rust’s $1billion cost

Oct 09, 14 Coffee rust’s $1billion cost

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

Coffee rust in Latin America showcases need for further improvements in smallholder resilience The coffee rust outbreak devastating crops in Latin America has negatively affected local economies and is limiting smallholders’ ability to reinvest in their staple crop production. Though the increased capacity of smallholder farmers...

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