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Cutting Climate Pollutant Emissions Can Save Lives, WHO Report Says

VOA News: WHO: Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants Can Save Lives “The World Health Organization says millions of premature deaths can be prevented each year by reducing short lived climate pollutants. A WHO report recommends cutting emissions of black carbon, ozone, and methane…” (Schlein, 10/22).

Nearly 30M People Facing Food Insecurity In Southern Africa, U.N. Food Agencies Warn

News outlets report on a press statement from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme on decreasing food security in southern African nations. Associated Press: U.N. says food needs increasing in southern Africa “Poor harvests across much of southern Africa mean that nearly 30 million people…

More Women Researchers Needed To Achieve Food Security, Speakers At Borlaug Dialogue Say

BBC News: More women researchers needed ‘to deliver food security’ “…[At the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa this weekend], Chelsea Clinton, told delegates that women were a ‘crucial, vital, and necessary’ part of delivering global food security. Data show that progress has been made in recent years, but there is…

8M People Need Food Assistance In Ethiopia, Facing Worst Drought In 30 Years

GlobalPost: Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can the government stop famine this time? “…Government officials say this year the drought is just as bad as those infamous events that sparked famines in 1965/66, 1972/73 and 1984/85. … The annual meher rains fell only for three days.…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Food Day, Highlight Efforts To Improve Smallholder Agriculture

National Geographic: Opinion: We Can End Hunger. Here’s How José Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…We need to integrate [social protection programs] with pro-poor agricultural investment programs to derive more virtuous synergies [to eradicate hunger by 2030]. Political commitment, partnerships, and adequate funding…

Ethiopian Government Asks For International Food Aid For 8.2M People After Poor Harvest

Associated Press: Ethiopia appeals for food aid following poor crop yields “Ethiopia’s government is calling for international assistance to help feed 8.2 million people after erratic rains devastated crop yields. Climate shocks are common in Ethiopia and often cause poor or failed harvests that lead to acute food shortages…” (Meseret,…