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22 Oct 2018 description

By Jared Ferrie and Annie Banerji

OU KRALANH, Cambodia/TOLAKCHUIN, India, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Phally Chhiv placed a pot of simmering soup filled with fish and greens on a wooden platform outside her one-room home in northwestern Cambodia - using nutrient-packed minnows that experts hope can help to end global hunger.

22 Oct 2018 description

Le forum réunissant plusieurs acteurs clés du domaine s’est mis d’accord pour élaborer une série de directives volontaires afin de lutter contre la hausse des taux de malnutrition

19 octobre 2018, Rome - Le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale (CSA) vient d'achever sa 45ème session aujourd'hui et a pris l'engagement de formuler des Directives volontaires pour les systèmes alimentaires et la nutrition, qui devraient par la suite être approuvées en 2020.

19 Oct 2018 description

Este importante foro de múltiples partes interesadas acuerda elaborar directrices voluntarias para revertir las crecientes tasas de malnutrición

19 de octubre de 2018, Roma - El Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA) concluyó hoy su 45º período de sesiones, con el compromiso de formular unas Directrices voluntarias para los sistemas alimentarios y la nutrición que deberían ser aprobadas en 2020.

19 Oct 2018 description

Key multi-stakeholder forum agrees to draft voluntary guidelines to reverse growing malnutrition rates

19 October, 2018, Rome - The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) wrapped up its 45th Session today, tasking itself with formulating Voluntary Guidelines for Food Systems and Nutrition for approval in 2020.

19 Oct 2018 description

Le secteur de l’élevage peut fortement contribuer au Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, mais des choix importants devront être faits, selon un nouveau rapport de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) publié cette semaine.

18 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

18 Oct 2018 description

Agriculture faces a number of challenges, including increased food demand, population growth, and climate change. If the sector is to overcome these issues, women, including their roles and perspectives, must be prioritized in rural development.

18 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

The impacts of a warming world are affecting food production in every corner of the globe. From shifting rainfall patterns and growing seasons, to more frequent and extreme droughts and floods, to increasingly severe pest and disease outbreaks among crops and livestock, farming as we know it is under attack.

17 Oct 2018 description

Harnessing the power of livestock to drive sustainable development

Sector can make major contributions to the 2030 agenda, but important choices have to be made

17 October 2018, Rome - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions.

17 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation (16 octobre), le chef de l’ONU et les agences alimentaires onusiennes ont appelé le monde à s’unir pour éliminer la faim qui a augmenté pour la troisième année consécutive.

« Dans notre monde d’abondance, une personne sur neuf n’a pas de quoi se nourrir. Environ 820 millions de personnes souffrent toujours de la faim », a rappelé le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, dans un message publié pour la Journée.

16 Oct 2018 description

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16 Oct 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complex solutions for ending hunger. It is also a chance for the international community to show its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 2, to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

16 Oct 2018 description

Colombia

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding since the beginning of October, affecting over 64,560 people in La Guajira department with the majority in Uribia municipality.

More than 90% of the population is indigenous and live in informal settlements. Flooding has led to crop damage and restricted access to food.

Waterborne disease are likely to spread as basic hygiene facilities are disrupted.

Urgent food, shelter and WASH needs have been reported.

16 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Authors
Sheryl L Hendriks Professor in Food Security; Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
Elizabeth Mkandawire Research Assistant, University of Pretoria
Nosipho Mabuza Research Assistant, University of Pretoria, University of Pretoria

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16 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Esther Ndumi Ngumbi - Distinguished Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

16 Oct 2018 description

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers.

It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder perspective, and presenting an analytical framework for the development of nutrition-sensitive value chains.

16 Oct 2018 description

15 octobre 2018, Rome -Un nouveau rapport, lancé aujourd'hui par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), insiste sur le fait que les politiques ne devraient pas enrayer ou accélérer les migrations, mais plutôt exploiter au mieux le potentiel des migrations rurales en faveur du développement économique et social, tout en minimisant les coûts.

15 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

El empoderamiento de las mujeres y niñas rurales es esencial para construir un futuro próspero, equitativo y pacífico para todos en un planeta sano, afirma el Secretario General de la ONU durante la jornada dedicada a ese colectivo, que constituye un tercio de la población mundial y aporta el 43% de la fuerza laboral agrícola de los países en desarrollo.