Equity, cost and a comprehensive approach to nutrition and fortification

Nov 09, 15 Equity, cost and a comprehensive approach to nutrition and fortification

Posted by in End Malnutrition

Francesco Branca, director for health and development at the World Health Organization talks food fortification with Devex associate editor Richard Jones. More than half of the world’s countries recognize the benefits of food fortification, a process that adds essential vitamins and minerals to foods. But while it has gained...

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Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Nov 09, 15 Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Posted by in End rural poverty

Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Nov. 15-17. The Forum will provide an opportunity to share...

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Rising temperatures could drive 100m into extreme poverty, World Bank warns

Nov 09, 15 Rising temperatures could drive 100m into extreme poverty, World Bank warns

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

The world must pair efforts to stabilize climate change with programs to eliminate poverty if vulnerable people are to be kept from falling back into hardship as rising temperatures wreak havoc on food security and livelihoods, a report has said. As many as 100 million people could slide into extreme poverty because of rising...

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Promoting the right to food: Forum on ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative held

Nov 06, 15 Promoting the right to food: Forum on ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative held

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

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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Why local diets make the difference in food fortification

Nov 06, 15 Why local diets make the difference in food fortification

Posted by in End Malnutrition

“Even the less fortunate person eats bread,” a miller tells visitors gathered on the storage floor of the Bungasari Flour Mills in Arusha, Tanzania. In this video, shot on location at September’s #FutureFortified Global Summit on Food Fortification, co-hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, delegates are guided...

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