How Can Tech Empower Women Through ZeroHunger?

Mar 01, 16 How Can Tech Empower Women Through ZeroHunger?

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Technology-driven solutions offer the potential to address myriad issues and rebalance food systems to deliver food security for all. Advances in digital technology, in particular, now provide an unprecedented opportunity to overcome isolation and bridge knowledge gaps, creating new opportunities for smallholder farmers and...

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Three Ways Youth Are Engaging With The Global Goals!

Feb 26, 16 Three Ways Youth Are Engaging With The Global Goals!

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U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations Donya Nasser, speaks on a panel during the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) Members Day in New York. [UNA-USA Photo] In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development agenda from now until 2030....

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School Lunches in Brazil: From Local Farms to Children’s Plates

Feb 11, 16 School Lunches in Brazil: From Local Farms to Children’s Plates

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Brazil’s school feeding program feeds 45 million children. Besides fighting hunger, it is also changing kids’ understanding of food and nutrition, while supporting millions of local farmers. Brazil’s school feeding program, the second largest in the world feeds 42 million of the country’s school children. Part of Brazil’s Zero...

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UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

Feb 10, 16 UN agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics

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Health workers in Bulgaria train during an animal disease outbreak simulation exercise. Photo: FAO/Yanne The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today....

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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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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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