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FAO Emergency Funding Appeal Focuses On Somalia, Syria, African Sahel Nations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria, and countries in…

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Indian Government Will Not Scale Down Food Welfare Program, Prime Minister Says

Reuters: India will not cut multi-billion dollar food handout program — PM “India will not scale down its multi-billion dollar food welfare program that promises ultra-cheap rice and wheat to most of its people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday…” (Singh, 3/3).

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Evidence-Based Research Informs Successful Policymaking On Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…Food policy research generates the evidence behind decisions to help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food. It also provides policy…

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More Pregnant Women In India Underweight Compared With Sub-Saharan African Counterparts, Study Shows

News outlets discuss findings from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining prepregnancy weight and weight gain among pregnant women in India and sub-Saharan Africa. ANI/Huffington Post India: 40 Percent Indian Women Are Underweight During Pregnancy: Study “As per a new study, maternal health…

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Innovation, ‘Diversity Of Approaches’ Needed To End Global Hunger

The Guardian: Wanted: innovative ideas on how to feed nine billion people Gerda Verburg, chair of the U.N. Committee on World Food Security “…As daunting as it may be, there are many opportunities available if we are willing to think smarter and use all our individual strength and the tools…

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Nutrient-Rich Foods, Supplements Can Reduce Child Malnutrition, Food Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition “The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday…” (Guilbert, 2/26).

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Reducing Global Food Waste Could Save Billions Of Dollars, Reduce Environmental Impacts, Report Says

New York Times: Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says “…A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, with an estimated value of $162 billion. … The problem is not limited to the…

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Strengthening U.S. Food For Peace Program Would Help Save More Lives

Huffington Post: The Real and Heroic Hunger Games William Lambers, author and blogger “…The U.S. Food for Peace program is the largest donor of this food aid. The government decides each year how much funding to allocate toward Food for Peace. … Food not only saves lives, but it gives…

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WFP Head Appeals For More Funding, Flexibility To Achieve Zero Hunger

EurActiv: World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid “Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal [Monday] for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding…” (Gotev, 2/23).

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WFP Begins Aid Delivery In Flood-Hit Malawi

U.N. News Centre: As Malawi reels from devastating floods, U.N. food agency delivers vital supplies “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of a first round of emergency supplies to more than 288,000 people in flood-affected Malawi, providing much needed relief amid continuing rains…” (2/23).

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