UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day

UN NEWS CENTRE | 5 June 2015 – With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy...

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Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement

Jun 04, 15 Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement

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Citizens, producers and the private sector all have a role, FAO’s chief tells agriculture ministers meeting in Milan FAO NEWS | 4 June 2014 – “The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his...

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IKEA and FAO work together on sustainable forest management

Partnership will help forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam access supply chains Could spark similar efforts elsewhere FAO NEWS | 3 June 2015 – FAO and IKEA of Sweden today agreed to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and...

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Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition

Jun 03, 15 Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

Foundation will “unlock even further resources” from a matching pledge issued by the United Kingdom DEVEX | 3 June 2015 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will spend $776 million over the next six years to fight malnutrition, a strong signal of support for a historically...

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How agro-commodity traders can help the SDGs and reduce poverty

Jun 01, 15 How agro-commodity traders can help the SDGs and reduce poverty

Posted by in End rural poverty, Latest News

By Andrew Bovarnick, Global Head of the Green Commodities Programme, Sustainable Development Cluster, UNDP UNDP | 29 May 2015 – With the global population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050, we face a dual challenge: ensuring the continued production of agricultural commodities, such as soy, palm oil, cattle, coffee and...

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Boosting food security in cities

Jun 01, 15 Boosting food security in cities

Posted by in Latest News, Zero Food Waste

New FAO partnership with World Union of Wholesale Markets for better markets, reduced food waste UN NEWS CENTRE | 28 May 2015 – Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding city dwellers, who will become the world’s majority by 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets...

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