Europe, Central Asia face nutritional deficits in some countries – UN agency

Apr 01, 14 Europe, Central Asia face nutritional deficits in some countries – UN agency

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 1 April 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia. On the eve of its biennial Regional Conference for Europe – in Bucharest,...

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Guatemala’s Zero Hunger Pact receives support from WFP, Canada

Mar 17, 14 Guatemala’s Zero Hunger Pact receives support from WFP, Canada

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  13 March 2014 – Totonicapán, Guatemala –  The government of Guatemala, in cooperation with the World Food Programme and with support from the Government of Canada, has launched a new program to bolster the national Zero Hunger Pact (Pacto Hambre Cero). The Government of Canada donated $2 million dollars to...

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Eliminating Hunger a Huge Challenge, Says Swaminathan

Mar 14, 14 Eliminating Hunger a Huge Challenge, Says Swaminathan

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Nearly 39 per cent of children in South Asia have stunted growth and low birth weight. One in four children dies due to hunger and malnutrition. In fact, under-nourishment reduces a nation’s economic advance by 8 per cent, said M S Swaminathan, Founder-Chairman and Chief Mentor, UNESCO Chair in Eco-technology. Learn more about the...

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A renewed focus on nutrition

Feb 18, 14 A renewed focus on nutrition

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By Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IFAD is a United Nations specialized agency and an international financial institution committed to providing investments that create a route out of poverty for rural people in the developing world, most of whom are involved in...

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