Three Ways Youth Are Engaging With The Global Goals!

Feb 26, 16 Three Ways Youth Are Engaging With The Global Goals!

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations Donya Nasser, speaks on a panel during the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) Members Day in New York. [UNA-USA Photo] In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development agenda from now until 2030....

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WFP is working to unlock opportunities for smallholder farmers

Feb 22, 16 WFP is working to unlock opportunities for smallholder farmers

Posted by in End rural poverty

Last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the World Food Program announced a landmark agreement that centers on smallholder farmers, a group that represents half of the 80 million people the agency serves each year. In partnership with stakeholders from public and private sectors, the WFP’s Patience Procurement...

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Ending Hunger: 3 Things That Need To Happen Post COP21

Feb 20, 16 Ending Hunger: 3 Things That Need To Happen Post COP21

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

At the end of 2015, over 190 countries concluded a historic agreement on climate change in Paris. This agreement represents a major step forward in the global effort to tackle climate change and end hunger, but what comes next is even more important. Climate disasters are one of the leading causes of hunger, and nowhere is urgent...

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint

Feb 19, 16 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

What is food waste? Food waste is simply edible food that is not eaten. Generally speaking, there are 5 different types of food waste. The first is agriculture waste, which stems from farmers and agribusinesses’ regular discard of food that is misshapen, unusually colored, or too small to sell. The second is post-harvest...

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5 Things You Should Know About El Niño’s Impact on Southern Africa’s Food Security

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years.  The combination of a poor 2014-2015 season (characterized by hot, dry conditions and a 23% drop in...

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