Children under five account for one third of deaths from foodborne diseases

Dec 03, 15 Children under five account for one third of deaths from foodborne diseases

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Thirty per cent of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of 5 years, despite the fact that they make up only nine per cent of the global population. Photo: WHO/PAHO Diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for more than half of all foodborne diseases globally and of all those who fall ill after consuming...

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Tackling agricultural productivity also helps mitigate climate change threats

Dec 03, 15 Tackling agricultural productivity also helps mitigate climate change threats

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

In this video interview Sara Scherr, president and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners, discusses the win-win of landscape interventions, which can achieve both climate and development objectives.   Many solutions to improve agricultural productivity and farmer livelihoods also have positive impacts on climate change adaptation,...

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The City of Milan at COP21 to promote a more sustainable food system

Dec 02, 15 The City of Milan at COP21 to promote a more sustainable food system

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Milan together with other great cities of the world will take part in the climate summit for local leaders co-hosted  by the City of Paris and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg. The summit is organized in collaboration with the C40 climate smart network on the occasion of...

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Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change

Dec 02, 15 Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change

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It is no coincidence that most of the world’s hungry – more than 80 per cent of the 795 million hungry people – live in countries which are increasingly prone to floods, droughts and storms that can trap them in a cycle of chronic hunger and poverty. For these people even a small weather event can quickly escalate...

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Act Now 4 Zero Hunger at COP21

Dec 01, 15 Act Now 4 Zero Hunger at COP21

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Agriculture plays a growing role in the climate change debate, and COP21 is a chance for world leaders to renew their commitment to achieving Zero Hunger by 2030. Help spread the word with our media package. Zero Hunger related news from COP21: Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security...

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