The Role of SDGs in Achieving Zero Hunger

Jan 15, 16 The Role of SDGs in Achieving Zero Hunger

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By Paloma Durán, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund at UNDP. It is a well-known fact that 795 million or one in nine are undernourished in our world today. This figure only goes up to more than one in eight for the developing world. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. At...

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The food wastage footprint of pulses

Jan 08, 16 The food wastage footprint of pulses

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Friday, December 4 marked the launch of the G20 Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. The knowledge sharing platform—a joint effort between FAO and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—is meant to raise awareness and share best practices for measuring and reducing food waste...

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El Nino has put world in ‘uncharted territory’

UN relief chief urges action now to mitigate impacts Briefing United Nations Member States today on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon – which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry – the top UN relief official...

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Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Jan 06, 16 Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

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Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change The United Kingdom aims to cut its carbon emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, and scientists think farmers can play a key role in achieving that target.  A new study finds that if farmers can increase their yields, use less land for crops and livestock, and restore some...

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Risk Mitigation and Finance Access Core to Productive Use of Clean Energy

Photo credit: ARE With the formal adoption of the SAIREC declaration, clean off-grid and decentralized solutions is finally being recognized as a financially viable alternative for supplying electricity to isolated regions in Africa. The South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which took place in Cape Town...

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