More than 100 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact presented to UN Secretary-General

Oct 30, 15 More than 100 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact presented to UN Secretary-General

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

On 15 October 2015, 117 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the first covenant among Mayors on Urban Food Policies. Mayors simultaneously signed the document on tablets, at Palazzo Reale, in the Hall of Cariatidi on 15 October. “Today, at  the presence of metropolises from all over the world that are home  to 400...

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Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Oct 30, 15 Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Posted by in End Malnutrition

Double Grand Slam-winning tennis player Li Na is promoting the initiative.  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) have launched a year-long initiative to improve nutrition and future outcomes for mothers and young children in the first 1,000 days of life. Jointly, the WFP...

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Executive Perspective: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

Oct 30, 15 Executive Perspective: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

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Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, tells us more about Unilever’s new milestone in becoming a zero landfill company across Europe. Ultimately, Unilever is aiming to become a zero waste company globally around the end of the 2015, and is also continuing to work towards a zero waste value chain.  ...

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10-Year Sustainable Food Systems Programme Launched

The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme of the UN 10-Year Framework for Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) was launched during the Milan Expo 2015. The SFS Programme is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems. The co-leaders of...

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Investing in Women Farmers is Key to Zero Hunger

Oct 29, 15 Investing in Women Farmers is Key to Zero Hunger

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

by Bahati Muriga for The Cornucopia Institute   Bahati Muriga is a small-holder farmer from the Mwanza region of northern Tanzania. She is also the winner of the Tanzanian Female Food Heroes television competition, an award that identifies and champions women food producers.  Excerpt: Unfortunately, opportunities for...

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