7 Tips to Improve Food Recovery: A Case Study from Santa Clara County

Sep 30, 15 7 Tips to Improve Food Recovery: A Case Study from Santa Clara County

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

In early 2015 Santa Clara County hired Food Shift to research where and why food is being wasted in the region, to identify community insights and solutions, and to make recommendations to the county to make food recovery more efficient, equitable, and sustainable. Food Shift’s research process consisted of interviewing and...

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Fighting childhood malnutrition: Resource-rich African countries rise to the challenge

Sep 30, 15 Fighting childhood malnutrition: Resource-rich African countries rise to the challenge

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

Four countries agree to use revenues from extractive industries in fight against child malnutrition The Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali and Niger today announced a new fund for the fight against malnutrition. The announcement was made at the launch of UNITLIFE, a new innovative financing mechanism that uses micro levies from...

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Opening Remarks: President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly at the Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger Event

The following text is the opening remarks given by H.E. Mogens Lykketoft (President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly) at the High Level Side Event: Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger on Saturday September 26th, 2015.  His Excellency, Mr. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, Distinguished guests and footballers,...

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The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition – Policy Brief

Sep 30, 15 The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition – Policy Brief

Posted by in End Malnutrition

With 165 million children suffering from chronic undernutrition (being stunted) and 52 million suffering from acute malnutrition (being wasted) (UNICEF et al., 2012), more concerted and cross-sectoral action is needed. Improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the context of nutrition programming offers one...

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Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development

Sep 29, 15 Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development

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More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years, focusing attention on the...

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