Philippines Catholic Church launches ‘zero hunger bill’ petition

May 21, 15 Philippines Catholic Church launches ‘zero hunger bill’ petition

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GMA NEWS | 21 May 2015 – The Philippine Catholic Church’s social action arm has launched a petition to support the passage of a bill that seeks to end hunger in two years. Caritas Philippines sought help from dioceses in getting signatures for the passage of the Zero Hunger Bill, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference...

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Lessons from an Indian Tribe on How to Manage the Food-Forest Nexus

IPS NEWS | 19 May 2015 – Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers. Having fought – and won – a decade-long battle with a British mining giant that invested close to...

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WFP And OCHA Join Forces To Make Data More Accessible

May 15, 15 WFP And OCHA Join Forces To Make Data More Accessible

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

WFP | 14 May 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have teamed up to provide access to global data on hunger and food insecurity. The data can be used to understand the type of food available in certain markets, how families cope...

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UN picture book warns 100 million child farm workers of pesticides

May 14, 15 UN picture book warns 100 million child farm workers of pesticides

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FAO & ILO team up to protect vulnerable children TRUST.org | 14 May 2015 – A new picture book aims to help show the nearly 100 million children who labour on farms how best to handle the toxic pesticides many are exposed to in their work. The book, launched on Wednesday by two U.N. agencies, comes in four languages. The...

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Punjab government urged to implement zero hunger policy

May 13, 15 Punjab government urged to implement zero hunger policy

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE | 13 May 2015 – In an open letter to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has recommended several improvements in the draft ‘Punjab Growth Strategy’. The letter, written by SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, has called for increasing the...

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