New UN initiative tackles food losses with pilot activities in three African nations

Dec 23, 13 New UN initiative tackles food losses with pilot activities in three African nations

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Originally published by UN News Centre. 23 December 2013 – Three Rome-based United Nations agencies are teaming up on a $2.7 million project to tackle the problem of food losses in developing countries, beginning with pilot programmes in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Globally, around one-third...

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“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says

Dec 05, 13 “Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says

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Originally published by UN News Centre. 5 December 2013 – Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue today. “Agriculture is a major...

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Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers, rural poor, UN agency stresses

Nov 08, 13 Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers, rural poor, UN agency stresses

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Originally published by UN News Centre. 8 November 2013 – With diplomats set to gather in Warsaw next week to pick up negotiations on a binding climate deal, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stressed today that small farmers in developing countries must have a greater role in the talks as they are the most...

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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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