Think globally, act locally to meet development goals

Jan 25, 16 Think globally, act locally to meet development goals

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Workers pick tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya’s highlands region west of capital Nairobi. Image: REUTERS/Noor Khamis Richard Wafula, a farmer in Western Kenya, struggled to make a profit from his farm due to poor-quality seeds, pests, and lack of adequate storage. A partnership called Grow Africa helped the...

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Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg Receives WFP Hunger Hero Award

Jan 24, 16 Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg Receives WFP Hunger Hero Award

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honoring Hans Vestberg, president and chief executive officer, Ericsson, for pioneering work providing telecommunications solutions in support of humanitarian response. The 2016 Hunger Hero Award was presented to him at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland....

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How digital is solving 3 problems in agriculture

A Kenyan farmer sends a text message to enquire about the latest maize prices from her maize fields in Thigio. Image: REUTERS/Antony Njuguna The minute she sold her macadamias to a nut processor last summer, Kenyan farmer Joyce Kaguru’s phone vibrated with an alert. Picking it up, she saw an SMS receipt showing the price and...

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Reshaping the world’s food systems

Jan 23, 16 Reshaping the world’s food systems

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This week, global leaders and influencers are converging at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos to exchange ideas, shape global agendas, and take steps to solving the world’s most challenging and imminent problems. Deloitte Global has been collaborating with the Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture team to focus on the...

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Master chefs appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for food security

Jan 19, 16 Master chefs appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for food security

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[Excerpt] 18 January | UNDP – Internationally acclaimed chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, from Spain, were appointed today as UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors to work closely with the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F). The Roca brothers will generate support for the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

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Food security and why it matters

Jan 19, 16 Food security and why it matters

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The global food security challenge is straightforward: by 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people. The demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today. The United Nations has set ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture as the second of its 17 Sustainable...

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