This must be ‘year of traction’ to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

Feb 09, 16 This must be ‘year of traction’ to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

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Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the race to end poverty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “We have to make...

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Supporting Farmers in Syria Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Feb 08, 16 Supporting Farmers in Syria Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

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On Saturday 6 February, Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, took a moment to remind the world that after the gains made by the Syria Donors Conference in London last week–which included $11 billion in donations to support Syria and Syrian...

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The Eat Think Vote Campaign Wins a National Food Policy for Canada

Feb 06, 16 The Eat Think Vote Campaign Wins a National Food Policy for Canada

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The Eat Think Vote Campaign advocated for a national food policy in Canada, which would provide healthy, sustainable, affordable food for all. Food Secure Canada, a coalition of farmers, food banks, community food organizations, and food and health advocates, brought food to the forefront of election issues this past summer in...

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France becomes 1st country to ban supermarket food waste

Feb 05, 16 France becomes 1st country to ban supermarket food waste

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The French senate unanimously passed a law on Wednesday that stops grocery stores from throwing away and intentionally spoiling food that approaches best-buy dates. Instead, they’ll have to give all of this food to charities and food banks, which will provide the hungry with millions of more meals. Just a 15% increase in...

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FAO to increase the capacity of African women in agriculture

Feb 04, 16 FAO to increase the capacity of African women in agriculture

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and waste. The objective being to enforce...

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