At Milan Expo, senior UN officials call for social protection and fairer food systems

Oct 16, 15 At Milan Expo, senior UN officials call for social protection and fairer food systems

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Celebrating World Food Day at the Milan Expo 2015, senior United Nations officials joined leading figures in the global fight against hunger in an appeal to the international community to speed up efforts on eradicating hunger and improving the way food is produced and consumed. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ertharin Cousin,...

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Celebrating One Future, #ZeroHunger on World Food Day

Oct 16, 15 Celebrating One Future, #ZeroHunger on World Food Day

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      Zero hunger is at the heart of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. A 15-year deadline has been set for development of a world by 2030 where all people have access to safe, healthy, nutritious food all year round. This will also be a world where there are zero stunted children, where food systems are...

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M&S moves to hand out thousands of tonnes of food waste

Oct 14, 15 M&S moves to hand out thousands of tonnes of food waste

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

Marks & Spencer is to distribute thousands of tonnes of surplus food under a scheme that will use a social networking app to link all 500 of its UK stores to local charities, including food banks. The retailer, which has committed to cutting food waste from stores by a fifth by 2020, has been testing different ways of running...

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The future of farming in the face of climate change

Oct 13, 15 The future of farming in the face of climate change

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The challenges faced by farmers are immeasurable. They’ll have to produce an additional ton of food per acre by 2050 to ensure that nine billion people can get their fill – no easy feat. But agriculture’s tech revolution, or Ag 3.0, looks to be a game-changer. Tomorrow’s food producer will benefit from data-driven farming –...

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Nothing less than a seed revolution for smallholder farmers

Oct 13, 15 Nothing less than a seed revolution for smallholder farmers

Posted by in End rural poverty

A bean trader in Kimironko Market in Kigali, Rwanda. How could a sound investment in seed systems help rural farmers? Photo by: JC Rubyogo Crop seed is a cost-effective input and one that even the poorest of farmers use. Yet, because their access to steady supplies of quality seed is limited — especially in sub-Saharan Africa —...

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