Thailand backs ‘Zero Hunger’

National Day celebrations at Expo Milano 2015 show support for sustainable food security by 2030. 24 August 2015 – Thailand has to have “food security and sustainable development among [its] national priorities,” said Chavalit Chookajorn, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, at the opening of the...

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African Union and Brazil exchange experiences in school feeding

Aug 21, 15 African Union and Brazil exchange experiences in school feeding

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

WFP CEAH | 21 August 2015 – A high-level delegation of members of the African Union, entity that congregates 54 African countries, will be in Brazil from 22 to 30 August to see first-hand the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme. They will be accompanied by representatives of African country governments to participate...

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Nutrition education can reduce stunting faster

Aug 19, 15 Nutrition education can reduce stunting faster

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

Nutrition education should be integrated into social safety net programmes in the country to reduce faster the number of stunted children below the age of five, who were 36 percent in 2014, dropped from 59 percent in 1990. Experts from Washington-based global food policy think-tank International Food Policy Research Institute...

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A good breakfast goes a long way towards tackling child hunger

Aug 18, 15 A good breakfast goes a long way towards tackling child hunger

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UK charity Magic Breakfast’s Carmel McConnell makes the case to government that we simply cannot afford the human and financial cost of hungry children. Charities can’t just say “this is wrong, please help”, or “we’re all going back to Victorian times, how awful”. We have to build the answers, and make the business case work...

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Local Solutions to a Global Challenge

Aug 17, 15 Local Solutions to a Global Challenge

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How India Can Usher in Zero Hunger by M.S. Swaminathan NEW INDIAN EXPRESS | 15 August 2015 – In a career spanning many years, I have been driven by one overriding passion: to play whatever part I can in helping rid the world of hunger and poverty. From my early years as a post-graduate at the Indian Agricultural Research...

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