Nepal: Quake’s impact on food security likely ‘very high’

UN NEWS CENTRE | 30 April 2015 – Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. “There is a critical window of...

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A recipe for Zero Hunger

Apr 29, 15 A recipe for Zero Hunger

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

United Nations World Food Programme and Hanna Verboom launch a Recipe for Zero Hunger Safefuelandenergy.org | 29 April 2015 – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and celebrity campaign spokesperson Hanna Verboom launch ‘A Recipe for Zero Hunger’ campaign. The Dutch campaign aims to raise awareness for the SAFE (Safe...

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‘The seeds have been sown for a millet revolution’

Apr 22, 15 ‘The seeds have been sown for a millet revolution’

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

The father of India’s green revolution, M.S. Swaminathan, on why the conservation and cultivation of millet is important. BUSINESS TODAY INDIA | 10 May 2015 – [Excerpted from the full interview] Q. Why did millet vanish from our fields? Swaminathan: In the past, in agriculture, a wide range of food crops were grown....

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McDonald’s announces initiative to combat deforestation

Following UN Climate Summit commitment, Comprehensive Plan Addresses All Products; Reaffirms Sustainable Sourcing Priorities UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BLOG | 21 April 2015 – Following its commitment at the United Nations Climate Summit, food chain McDonald’s today announced a global commitment on deforestation across the...

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Healthy soils for sustainable development

Foundation for food production: Global Soil Week opens with emphasis on soils for development UN NEWS CENTRE | 20 April 2015 – As Global Soil Week began in Berlin today, a United Nations agricultural agency official used his opening address to stress the significance of healthy soils to global food production and the importance of...

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