Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to support Global Goals

Sep 29, 15 Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to support Global Goals

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Young farmers in Malawi dance to the Happy song. Photos: A Paul-Bossuet, ICRISAT On 25 September, world leaders will commit to the Global Goals for sustainable development including ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and fixing climate change. Malawi’s young farmers sing out loud to show farming can be one way to do this....

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Agriculture: The Smartest Investment for Sustainable Development

Sep 29, 15 Agriculture: The Smartest Investment for Sustainable Development

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Photo: M. DeFreese (CIMMYT) Earlier this year, Rajesh Birsingh, a farmer from Maharashtra, India, watched helplessly as his wheat crop was destroyed in an unexpected downpour. He lost 40 percent of his harvest. He was in debt. He and his family were hungry. The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been designed to help...

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On menu for world leaders – trash, and a message

Sep 28, 15 On menu for world leaders – trash, and a message

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World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates Sunday at the United Nations — trash. Chefs cooked up a lunch made entirely of food that would have ended up in garbage bins, hoping to highlight the extraordinary waste in modern diets and its role in worsening climate change. On the menu for the lunch at...

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To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Sep 28, 15 To Achieve Food Security, We Must Prioritize Women’s Rights as Human Rights

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At the end of this month, world leaders will converge on United Nations headquarters in New York to affirm and formally adopt the global sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years. All of the goals are laudable and worth pursuing. They are intertwined and should be pursued simultaneously. Achieving them will...

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UN calls on young people to champion global goal of zero hunger by 2030

Sep 26, 15 UN calls on young people to champion global goal of zero hunger by 2030

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United Nations officials today called on youth to champion the cause of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition – one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) world leaders committed themselves to on Friday. The call came at a high-level event entitled “Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger,” held on the...

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