UN Initiative seeks to unlock the potential of rural youth, making way for Generation Zero Hunger to thrive

Feb 02, 16 UN Initiative seeks to unlock the potential of rural youth, making way for Generation Zero Hunger to thrive

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A young maize farmer in Kyrgyzstan. Greater efforts should be made to integrate young people in rural economies. Photo by FAO On February 1, 2016 the International Labor Organization (ILO) launched the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which aims to generate decent jobs for youth and to assist in their transition from...

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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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WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets

Jan 21, 16 WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced an important agreement which is the next step towards unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Together with a consortium of leading public and private sector organizations, the Patient Procurement Platform (PPP) will make it possible for...

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IFAD President Commits Support to Kenya’s Efforts to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty By Building Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change

Nov 19, 15 IFAD President Commits Support to Kenya’s Efforts to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty By Building Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change

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A week before world leaders gather to hammer out an international climate agreement, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, visits Kenya 18 – 21 November to meet with government officials and discuss the importance of investing in climate change resilience to achieve...

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African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

Nov 16, 15 African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

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Estherine Fotabong is director of programs with the New Partnership for African Development (Photo © Charles Mkoka) Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now is the time to take action!” As the Director of...

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Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

Nov 09, 15 Parliamentarian Forum to Set New Goals Against Hunger

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Undertaking the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in their countries, legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, together with guest lawmakers from Africa and Asia, will hold the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger Nov. 15-17. The Forum will provide an opportunity to share...

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