Africa: Synergies Needed for Food Security

Nov 02, 15 Africa: Synergies Needed for Food Security

Posted by in Access and Healthy Diets

Mohamed AgBendech, Senior Nutrition Officer at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and a member of the Global Nutrition Report Independent Expert Group, was in Uganda last week for the official launch. He gave some insights to Sam Okwakol about the prevailing nutrition issues: Q: The Global Nutrition Report...

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The 6th Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security kicks off in Uganda

Nov 01, 15 The 6th Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security kicks off in Uganda

Posted by in End rural poverty

From 28-30 October 2015, the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) was commemorated with continental level celebrations held in Uganda. The 6th ADFNS gave a special focus to women under the theme “Empowering Our Women, Securing Our Food, Improving Our Nutrition”, in line with the declaration by the African Union of...

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More than 100 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact presented to UN Secretary-General

Oct 30, 15 More than 100 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact presented to UN Secretary-General

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

On 15 October 2015, 117 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the first covenant among Mayors on Urban Food Policies. Mayors simultaneously signed the document on tablets, at Palazzo Reale, in the Hall of Cariatidi on 15 October. “Today, at  the presence of metropolises from all over the world that are home  to 400...

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Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Oct 30, 15 Global initiative to improve first 1,000 days of a child’s life

Posted by in End Malnutrition

Double Grand Slam-winning tennis player Li Na is promoting the initiative.  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) have launched a year-long initiative to improve nutrition and future outcomes for mothers and young children in the first 1,000 days of life. Jointly, the WFP...

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Executive Perspective: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

Oct 30, 15 Executive Perspective: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, tells us more about Unilever’s new milestone in becoming a zero landfill company across Europe. Ultimately, Unilever is aiming to become a zero waste company globally around the end of the 2015, and is also continuing to work towards a zero waste value chain.  ...

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