On its 70th anniversary, FAO sets its eyes firmly on Zero Hunger

Nov 14, 15 On its 70th anniversary, FAO sets its eyes firmly on Zero Hunger

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Ensuring better nutrition for all and transforming the world’s food systems to ensure their future sustainability represent the two greatest challenges facing FAO as it renews its mission to free the world from hunger and malnutrition, the UN agency’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, said today. At a ceremony...

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Charting a Course to Zero Hunger

Nov 13, 15 Charting a Course to Zero Hunger

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As policymakers start putting into practice the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September, IFAD is bringing together evaluators, academics, representatives of national governments and practitioners from United Nations agencies to discuss how the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2), which...

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El Nino: 2.3 million Central Americans will need food aid, UN warns in latest alert

Nov 12, 15 El Nino: 2.3 million Central Americans will need food aid, UN warns in latest alert

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Some 2.3 million people in Central America will need food aid as the current El Niño weather pattern, one of the strongest on record, exacerbates a prolonged drought, the United Nations warned today in the latest alert on the impact of the phenomenon which causes floods in parts of the world and drought in others. “Unfortunately,...

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West Africa: Promoting the Right to Food – Forum On Ecowas Zero Hunger Initiative Held

Nov 11, 15 West Africa: Promoting the Right to Food – Forum On Ecowas Zero Hunger Initiative Held

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A Forum of non-state actors on ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative opened in Lomé, Togo, Wednesday, aimed at strengthening their participation in decision-making processes and institutional governance for the eradication of hunger and malnutrition. The forum was organized in the context of the Zero Hunger Initiative for West Africa, an...

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Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

Nov 11, 15 Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

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Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed “the next global breadbasket”, still has more than 34 million undernourished people. The legislators, grouped in national fronts, “are political leaders and orient public...

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