Global brands join forces with UN to boost food aid to families affected by war

Sep 20, 15 Global brands join forces with UN to boost food aid to families affected by war

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets, Latest News

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today unveiled a new partnership with some of the world’s leading companies, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Facebook, Google and MasterCard, in an unprecedented effort to support refugees and displaced people struggling to feed their families. The venture, announced on...

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Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño

Sep 14, 15 Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño

Posted by in Latest News, Zero Food Waste

This year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. El Niño, a weather phenomenon characterized by abnormal warming of surface waters...

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Forests of the future fundamental to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The 14th World Forestry Congress concluded today with a declaration setting out a vision for 2050 that sees forests playing “a decisive role” in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change, said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Congress “underlined that forests are critical to...

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Kale or steak?

Change in diet key to U.N. plan to end hunger by 2030 In trendy, hipster London or New York, it’s all about juicing, vegan diets and snacking on kale crisps. Thousands of miles away, in Nairobi or Bogota, the middle classes are more likely to reach for roasted goat or a juicy steak. Later this month, world leaders are set to...

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World food prices hit lowest level in almost seven years

Sep 10, 15 World food prices hit lowest level in almost seven years

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

The price of major food commodities continued to drop through August due to abundant supplies, a decline in energy prices and concerns over the economic slowdown in China, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. According to the FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international market prices for...

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