First New York, DC Next: Feedback feeds 5,000 People With Wasted Food

May 13, 16 First New York, DC Next: Feedback feeds 5,000 People With Wasted Food

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Every year Americans throw out $218 billion in food. Approximately 80 percent of that waste happens in the home or in supermarkets. The United Nations found that roughly one-third of all the edible parts of food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted — that’s about 1.3 billion tons of food per year. It’s estimated that...

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3 climate finance innovations for food security

Dec 17, 15 3 climate finance innovations for food security

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Agricultural research helps farmers in Vietnam grow more rice and counteract the impacts of climate change on food security. How can innovations help step up efforts in the food security, nutrition and agricultural sector? Photo by: Philippe Berry / IFPRI / CC BY-NC-ND Mission Innovation, announced by U.S. President Barack Obama at...

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The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets?

Nov 18, 15 The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets?

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A child in a sanitation facility in Bangladesh. Poor sanitation contributes to over 500,000 child deaths from diarrhea every year. Photo by: Mahmud Rahman  There is nothing glamorous about sanitation. Talking about fecal sludge can be something of a conversation stopper. The initial response to mentioning World Toilet Day — which...

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Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Stability

Nov 17, 15 Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Stability

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Food insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of conflict, making it inexorably linked with political stability at region, national, and international levels. By: Kimberly Flowers, Director, Global Food Security Project Lack of access to affordable food has proven to trigger revolutions and spark unrest across the world. The...

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EVENT: Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

Sep 26, 15 EVENT: Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

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Our planet needs new champions – young people who will take on the challenge of ending hunger by 2030. On Saturday, young entrepreneurs and activists from around the world will share the floor with global leaders, policy makers and celebrities to discuss how mobilizing this generation to champion sustainable agriculture, food...

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Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

Jul 10, 15 Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

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Joint FAO / IFAD / WFP Report An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger, new UN estimates show Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so...

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