Empowering smallholder farmers to reduce post-harvest loss
Description: Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and under nutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Farmers who chose to participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative have seen a drastic reduction in grain losses (from 40% to less than 2%), a tripling of incomes, and availability of food throughout the lean season. Simple, airtight technology paired with effective training has an immediate impact on farmers and their families, moving many from subsistence farming to surplus, where they become active market participants. There is also an impact on family health, as airtight storage and improved crop handling reduces the presence of aflatoxin moulds, one of the leading causes of cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, smallholder farmers across Africa have a choice for a better future.
27 Apr 2017
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Description: Download the EC Food Fortification: Global Mapping Study 2016 here: http://bit.ly/2ppCiSa
27 Apr 2017
Description: Watch this 360 video about how hunger has changed Yemen through the eyes of WFP's Regional Director, Muhannad Hadi
26 Apr 2017
Description: Generation Hope is a beautiful new film which tells the stories of just some of the young people who, having enjoyed Mary’s Meals as children, are now part of a new generation beginning to find its voice and build a brighter future.
For more information visit: www.marysmeals.org
25 Apr 2017
Description: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has started distributing food assistance to more than 19,000 people. These people from Myanmar's Rakhine state have been residing in host communities in Bangladesh since October 2016. The ten day distribution, in the rural villages, was launched on April 10 in Teknaf area. The food ration should cover the needs of the families for one month. The assistance came following a joint needs assessment done by BDRCS and ICRC that indicated the dire food insecurity among the new arrivals from Myanmar. The BDRCS & ICRC have been responding to most urgent needs of the families from Rakhine since the beginning of the crisis. They provide health services in two major health complexes in Teknaf and Ukhia. There are also attempts to restore family links services.
24 Apr 2017
Description: In this episode of Pulse we unpack the massive humanitarian crisis taking place in Nigeria as tens of thousands of people flee a violent conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
Learn more: http://www.msf.ca/en/country-region/nigeria
21 Apr 2017
Description: Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Preparing for the Future is the third in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor, Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy.
Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment.
Visit Agrilinks.org to learn more.
17 Apr 2017
Description: At this Agrilinks Special Event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments.
They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs.
Visit the event page: http://bit.ly/1OCyJ2Y
Download Transcript File: http://bit.ly/1OCyt43
Over the three-year USAID African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) program, the team used rigorous data analysis to advise USAID Missions and implementing partners on best practices for agriculture and food security programming.
ARCC’s Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments (CCVAs) help the development community understand the extent to which people dependent on agriculture-based livelihoods are likely to be affected by climate change. These assessments were designed to establish an understanding of current climate conditions, make projections on possible future conditions, and apply this knowledge to agriculture, food security, biodiversity and other sectoral development priorities. During this event, lessons learned were discussed and formally presented as a “Compendium of Lessons Learned from ARCC Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.”
Throughout the event, panelists shared the key lessons they learned when designing and implementing climate change and agriculture-based livelihood vulnerability assessments. They also discussed results—uptake and utilization—that contribute to successful climate-resilient agricultural and food security policies and programs.
13 Apr 2017
Description: In March 2017 a team of London’s finest chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality industry experts took on a 6-day trek challenge through the Nepalese Himalayas, in a bid to raise over £100,000 for Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving work around the world.
13 Apr 2017
Description: Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, but extreme hunger is widespread throughout the country. The food crisis is a perfect storm of war, drought, poverty and economic collapse. Caritas has provided food aid but resources are scarce. Caritas Internationalis is appealing for support for South Sudan. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2p67Tsb
12 Apr 2017
Description: Tepitha and Martha are two mothers struggling to keep their children alive in South Sudan. Violence in South Sudan has forced 2.3 million people from their homes and left 680,000 children like malnourished. Donate now to provide life-saving relief to South Sudan and to children in dire need around the world by visiting http://www.care.org
11 Apr 2017
Description: Comment combat-on une maladie si l’on ne dispose pas de personnel médical adéquatement formé à son traitement ? Dans de nombreux endroits de la vaste bande du Sahel, il s’agit là d’un problème quotidien. Dans cette région, la dénutrition est responsable de la mort d’un demi-million d’enfants de moins de cinq ans chaque année. Les centres de santé à distance ne disposent pas de personnel en suffisance pour savoir comment remédier à ce grave problème.
À ce titre, l’aide humanitaire de l’UE privilégie la formation quand elle finance des projets comme celui-ci au Mali. En plus d’offrir un traitement médical aux enfants dénutris, ALIMA, partenaire de l’UE, a formé près de 200 médecins et infirmières dans tout le pays. Cette démarche implique une supervision commune des patients, une formation et un partage mutuel d’expériences de cas médicaux.
À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la santé, cette vidéo montre combien il est crucial que chaque travailleur de la santé puisse accéder au savoir nécessaire, de sorte que davantage de vies puissent être sauvées.
10 Apr 2017