Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq

Apr 29, 16 Digital cards improve food assistance to displaced families and Syrian refugees in Iraq

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

Thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq now have better and flexible access to food, thanks to an innovative digital cash card launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “This programme is a turning point in WFP’s food assistance operations in Iraq,” said Jane Pearce, Representative and...

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Technology brings advancement for Zero Hunger

Apr 27, 16 Technology brings advancement for Zero Hunger

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

A lot has happened this month in terms of technology, innovation and advancement for Zero Hunger and the greater 2030 Agenda. The signing of the Paris agreement made headlines, but what else has been happening under the radar? Here’s a quick recap of the Zero Hunger highlights for the month of April: 8 April, 2016...

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Colombia: UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

Apr 19, 16 Colombia: UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

Posted by in End rural poverty

18 April 2016 – As part of an initiative providing assistance to family farms that depended on illicit crops for income, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced that hundreds of personnel and visitors can now purchase alternative development products on the premises of its central office in Bogota,...

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Show Your Support for Climate Action: Help make the Angry Birds happy

Last month the United Nations celebrated International Happiness Day by teaming up with the Angry Birds, and by naming Red an UN Honorary Ambassador for Green. For the last few weeks Red has been touring the world in an effort to promote climate action and encourage young people to step up their actions to address climate change to...

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Major hotel chain to grow vegetables at 1000 properties to cut food waste

Apr 13, 16 Major hotel chain to grow vegetables at 1000 properties to cut food waste

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

Accorhotels, which includes Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis, will reduce number of main courses on offer and record all food thrown away. One of the world’s biggest hotel chains has announced it will plant vegetable gardens at many of its hotels as part of a plan to cut food waste by a third. AccorHotels, which includes the...

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