UN expert calls for bridging gap between urban consumers and local food producers

Mar 12, 14 UN expert calls for bridging gap between urban consumers and local food producers

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UN NEWS CENTRE –  10 March 2014 – Food systems are too focused on maximizing profits and not enough on promoting the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger, a United Nations independent expert said today, calling for the systems “to be radically and democratically redesigned” by promoting small farmers and...

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Zero Hunger bill moves forward in Philippines

Mar 10, 14 Zero Hunger bill moves forward in Philippines

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The National Food Coalition (NFC) of the Philippines – composed of over 50 organizations and federations with more than 10,000 members from the urban poor, peasants, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk and the middle class – is urging full support for a national Zero Hunger Bill. Also known as the Right to Adequate Food...

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Syria: UN ready to rush food, medicines into besieged Homs once green light is given

Jan 28, 14 Syria: UN ready to rush food, medicines into besieged Homs once green light is given

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28 January 2014 – United Nations trucks in Syria are on standby to deliver urgently needed food and medicines to 500 besieged families who have been trapped in the Old City of Homs without any aid for almost two years, once the warring parties allow access, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today. Nearly 1.6 million...

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CAR: despite insecurity, UN provides food for hundreds of thousands

Jan 24, 14 CAR: despite insecurity, UN provides food for hundreds of thousands

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24 January 2014 – The United Nations today called for security to be re-established along the main roads in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access for vital aid and humanitarian staff as 38 trucks with a month’s supply of food for 155,000 people remained blocked at the frontier. But despite the ongoing violence...

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On World Food Day, Companies Zero In On Hunger

Oct 25, 13 On World Food Day, Companies Zero In On Hunger

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Originally published by World Food Programme. Hunger may not have stopped on World Food Day, but star designer Michael Kors and WFP’s other private sector partners used the date to give it pause, ramping up their campaigns on behalf of the planet’s poorest. From world capitals and cyberspace, the message was the same: achieving...

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