Fight against hunger: Ensuring food security means increasing accessibility too, not only boosting output

Oct 28, 15 Fight against hunger: Ensuring food security means increasing accessibility too, not only boosting output

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The new constitution of Nepal, in continuation of the provision in the Interim Constitution 2007, ensures food security as a constitutional right. About 25 percent of the people in Nepal are currently living under poverty in Nepal and about 32 districts are considered to be food insecure. However, ensuring food security is a...

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World Food Day 2015: Zero Hunger for World’s 800 Million Undernourished by 2030

Oct 28, 15 World Food Day 2015: Zero Hunger for World’s 800 Million Undernourished by 2030

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

A Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030 The United Nations celebrated its 32nd annual World Food Day on October 16, 2015, in Rho, near Milan, Italy. The event focused on helping combat hunger and malnutrition that impacts 800 million people worldwide. The theme of this year’s event was “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle...

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Family Farmers Feed the World

Oct 28, 15 Family Farmers Feed the World

Posted by in End rural poverty

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by family farmers. And approximately 72 percent of farms worldwide are less than one hectare, while just 6 percent are larger than five hectares, according to the FAO. To examine the challenges faced by these small family...

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Food and the Transformation of Africa – Getting Smallholders Connected

Oct 27, 15 Food and the Transformation of Africa – Getting Smallholders Connected

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Written By: Kofi Annan and Sam Dryden African agriculture has long been a symbol of the continent’s poverty. Officials considered the hundreds of millions of African smallholder farmers too backward to thrive; the future would arrive not by investing in them but rather by bypassing them. But all that is changing. In recent years,...

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Programs for women have ‘stronger’ impact vs malnutrition

Oct 26, 15 Programs for women have ‘stronger’ impact vs malnutrition

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Social protection programs that are targeted at women have a higher chance of effectively addressing food insecurity and malnutrition, a recent report by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said. The 2015 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report found out that maternal and child welfare are enhanced if the programs are...

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