UNFAO Convenes Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace

May 11, 16 UNFAO Convenes Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace

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11 May 2016 – UNFAO Director-General Graziano da Silva convened an a meeting in Rome that officially established an alliance between FAO and the Nobel Peace Laureates to further target the linkages between peace and the achievement of food security. This comes on the heels of the launch of FAO’s report on Peace and Food...

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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

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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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Africa makes great strides towards Zero Hunger, despite hurdles

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

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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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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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Asia and the Pacific must play a leading role in meeting the SDGs to eliminate global hunger and malnutrition

Mar 15, 16 Asia and the Pacific must play a leading role in meeting the SDGs to eliminate global hunger and malnutrition

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Empowering smallholders and rural women and providing social protection are key to achieving food security in the region While the Asia-Pacific region has shown remarkable progress in reducing poverty and hunger during the last 25 years, it can lead the world in the complete eradication of these scourges within the next 15 years,...

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Africa’s 2025 Zero Hunger Challenge – a priority in 2016

Mar 03, 16 Africa’s 2025 Zero Hunger Challenge – a priority in 2016

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©FAO/Tamiru Legesse Following a two-day strategic workshop on FAO’s contribution to Africa’s 2025 Zero Hunger Challenge recently held in Accra, Ghana, all parties expressed a strong determination to strengthen partnerships and support regional institutions and member countries in accomplishing the commitment to end hunger by 2025....

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