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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening “The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27). International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security…

G7 Ministers Pledge To Promote Agricultural Innovation, Investment For Food Security

Bloomberg: Innovation, Investment Needed for Food Security: Ministers “Ministers from the Group of Seven nations agreed Sunday to promote agricultural innovation and investment as farmers face the twin challenges of an aging workforce and extreme weather at a time when global food demand is increasing…” (Takada, 4/24).

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Issue Briefs On U.S. Funding For Programs Impacting Women, Family Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Government Funding for Women and Family Health The Kaiser Family Foundation released a series of issue briefs and an overview on U.S. funding for programs that address women and family health, including international maternal and child health (MCH), which include immunization activities; international family planning and reproductive…

Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the…

Approval Of Bipartisan Global Food Security Act Signals U.S. Commitment To End Hunger

Huffington Post: Bipartisan Leadership on Food Security Should be Applauded Lindsay Coates, executive vice president at InterAction “…[B]y sharing U.S. expertise in agriculture development and working in partnership with smallholder farmers we can continue the progress already being made in tackling global hunger. … [T]he recent approval of the Global…

U.S. To Provide Additional $20M To Zimbabwe For Food Assistance During Drought

Reuters: U.S. to feed half a million Zimbabweans until October after drought “Nearly half a million Zimbabweans will continue to receive food aid for another six months after the United States provided an extra $20 million to help ease hunger in 12 of the country’s districts hit by the worst…

Experts Discuss Global Food System Challenges, Solutions In Food Tank Interviews

Food Tank: Ten Questions with Pamela Fessenden of the USAID Bureau for Food Security Pamela Fessenden, director of the Office of Market and Partnership Innovations at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, says improved resources for smallholder farmers could help “break the poverty cycle” (4/19). Food Tank: Six Questions with Roger…

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