‘A mandate to do more and to do better’

Jul 14, 15 ‘A mandate to do more and to do better’

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

What’s needed from Addis DEVEX | 14 July 2015 – Discussions around how to finance the sustainable development goals shouldn’t only focus on finding enough funds — because they are there. Instead, questions should revolve around how to unlock these already available resources, maximizing them to create the largest...

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Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

Jul 10, 15 Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

Posted by in Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized

Joint FAO / IFAD / WFP Report An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger, new UN estimates show Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so...

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Forecasting positive 2015 world crop prospects, warnings of food insecurity ‘hotspots’

Jul 10, 15 Forecasting positive 2015 world crop prospects, warnings of food insecurity ‘hotspots’

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

UN NEWS CENTRE | 9 July 2015 – Favorable worldwide conditions for cereal crops will lead to better-than-expected production this growing season at the global level, today said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). That is despite continuing apprehension over El Niño, growing concerns over a sharp shortfall in...

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Small farmers can be major actors in reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint

UN NEWS CENTRE | 8 July 2015 – Helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change can also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released today by one of the agricultural agencies of the United Nations system. “What this report shows is that smallholder farmers are a key part of the solution to the...

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FAO, Autogrill partner to reduce food waste

Jul 08, 15 FAO, Autogrill partner to reduce food waste

Posted by in Latest News, Zero Food Waste

UN agriculture agency partners with Italy’s Autogrill to cut food waste and support small farmers UN NEWS CENTRE | 8 July 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization today announced a partnership with Autogrill –the multinational food and beverage provider best known for its full-service highway rest stops and...

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