Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

Apr 08, 16 Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

7 April 2016, Abidjan – Africa has made great strides in tackling hunger — achieving a 30 percent drop in the proportion of its people facing hunger over the 1990-2015 period — but climate change, conflict and social inequality continue to present major challenges in the continent’s quest for a future free from...

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Reducing food waste would mitigate climate change

Apr 08, 16 Reducing food waste would mitigate climate change

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

Reducing food waste around the world would help curb emissions of planet-warming gases, lessening some of the impacts of climate change such as more extreme weather and rising seas, scientists said on Thursday. Up to 14% of emissions from agriculture in 2050 could be avoided by managing food use and distribution better, according...

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Monitoring food security data through mobile technology

Apr 07, 16 Monitoring food security data through mobile technology

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In rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa’s second largest country with vast fertile lands and thousands of lakes, rivers and streams, one in ten people do not have enough food to eat. Food insecurity – the “availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain a...

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Over 130 Countries Confirm Attendance to Paris Agreement Signing

The Paris Climate Change Agreement opens for signature on 22 April 2016 during a high-level ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, marking an important international push on the way to the agreement’s timely entry into force. Over 130 countries have confirmed to United Nations headquarters that they will...

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UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition

Apr 01, 16 UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition

Posted by in End Malnutrition

1 April 2016, New York – The United Nations General Assembly today proclaimed a UN Decade of Action on Nutrition that will run from 2016 to 2025. FAO welcomed the decision, calling it a major step towards mobilising action around reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world. Today, nearly 800 million people remain...

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