Is this the start of a food waste revolution?

Feb 15, 16 Is this the start of a food waste revolution?

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

Last week UK supermarket giant ASDA announced it has begun to sell ‘Wonky Veg’ boxes for only £3.50. The announcement was praised by thousands. Could this mean the UK is now following in the footsteps of it’s European counterparts, and heading toward a monumental shift in buying habits? Denmark has been leading the food waste...

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Top 5 reasons to love small farmers

Feb 12, 16 Top 5 reasons to love small farmers

Posted by in End rural poverty

As different cultures celebrate Valentine’s Day, IFAD reminds the world of the importance of investing in small farmers.  Why love small farmers? Some reasons may be obvious – small family farms feed up to 80 per cent of the population in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, manage a large share of the natural resources and...

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School Lunches in Brazil: From Local Farms to Children’s Plates

Feb 11, 16 School Lunches in Brazil: From Local Farms to Children’s Plates

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

Brazil’s school feeding program feeds 45 million children. Besides fighting hunger, it is also changing kids’ understanding of food and nutrition, while supporting millions of local farmers. Brazil’s school feeding program, the second largest in the world feeds 42 million of the country’s school children. Part of Brazil’s Zero...

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UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

Feb 10, 16 UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

Health workers in Bulgaria train during an animal disease outbreak simulation exercise. Photo: FAO/Yanne The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today....

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Promote human safety and protect the food chain in fight against Zika

Feb 10, 16 Promote human safety and protect the food chain in fight against Zika

Posted by in Latest News

UN agriculture agency provides expertise to help curb spread of virus 9 February 2016 – Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and...

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