Nigeria Commits To Zero Hunger By 2030

May 02, 16 Nigeria Commits To Zero Hunger By 2030

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On 29 April 2016, Nigeria’s Zero Hunger initiative was launched at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. This inauguration saw the organisation of working committees, and begun the development of a roadmap towards making sure that Nigeria attains the Global Goal that world...

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In focus: Women and Zero Hunger

Jan 18, 16 In focus: Women and Zero Hunger

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Guest blog from UN Women   Women prepare up to 90 per cent of meals in households around the world, yet when times are tough, women and girls may be the first to eat less. Households headed by women may not eat enough simply because women earn at lower levels, and are less prepared to cope with sudden crisis. Nourishment is...

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Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture

Dec 18, 15 Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture

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Farmer Jean Romain Beltinor works the rocky dirt on his parched hillside in 2014 to prepare for planting seeds in northwestern Haiti after months of drought. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP A former student of mine, Luke Hacker formed an organization called Simply Love, which works in Haiti to support educational and agricultural...

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Everyone urged to join Zero Hunger Challenge

Jun 30, 15 Everyone urged to join Zero Hunger Challenge

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The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC), is calling churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge. WCC | 29 June 2015 – Dr Manoj Kurian, interim WCC-EAA coordinator, highlighted the challenge as part of the Food for Life Campaign, “No one should be...

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Zimbabwe launches Zero Hunger Strategy

Jun 16, 15 Zimbabwe launches Zero Hunger Strategy

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THE HERALD | 16 June 2015 – Speaking during the official launch of the Zimbabwe Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report yesterday, Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Government was sourcing funds from different stakeholders for food to assist drought affected areas due to the poor harvest that was recorded during the...

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New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

Jun 15, 15 New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 15 June 2015 – A new handbook issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world’s agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that affects some one hundred million children globally, the United...

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