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Donors, NGOs Request Emergency Funding For Food Crisis In Central America

Devex: Little relief in Central America’s food crisis “The worst drought in a decade has brought parts of Central America to the brink of what has been called an emerging food crisis. Unless ‘urgently needed’ funds materialize soon, two million people who are currently food-insecure could face an even more…

The Guardian Examines Global Gains On MDGs To Reduce Extreme Poverty, Hunger

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on poverty and hunger all about? “…The target to reduce extreme poverty by half was reached by 2010, when the global poverty rate dropped to 22 percent, making it one of the first targets across all the goals to be met. ……

Food Security, Nutrition Should Be Treated As Human Right In SDGs

The Guardian: Why are there still so many hungry people in the world? Hilal Elver, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food “…The new [Sustainable Development Goals] should not be allowed to operate as easily ignored principles, but need to be given teeth. We can eradicate poverty, maintain food…

After 5-Year Tenure, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Parts Agency With 5 Lessons

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Farewell: Reflections on Five Years of U.S. Development Assistance USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah reflects on his five-year tenure at the agency with five parting lessons for carrying the U.S. development agenda forward. “…We will have the opportunity to come together and seize the moment, by elevating…

Blog Post Explores Link Between Nutrition, Health As Part Of New Campaign

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Food as Medicine — the Link between Nutrition and Health Roger Thurow, senior fellow for global agriculture and food at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, writes about the relationship between nutrition and health. The…

WASH, Nutrition Programs Can Be Effectively Integrated

Defeat DD: “Put ‘Em Together, It Just Makes Sense!” Successes and Challenges in WASH & Nutrition Jordan Teague, program associate at WASH Advocates, examines barriers to integrating WASH and nutrition initiatives, as well as action steps to enable effective integration (2/19).

Small-Scale, Indigenous Food Systems Should Be Included In Sustainable Development Plans

Inter Press Service: Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu “Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality. … Organized to reflect on this, among other issues, the second Global Meeting of the Indigenous…

Infrastructure Improvements, Agricultural Research Would Help Lower Food Waste, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal: Better Infrastructure Would Cut Food Waste “…Reducing post-harvest waste by just 10 percentage points could lower food prices and prevent 60 million people from going hungry, [a recent study by the Copenhagen Consensus Center] says. That means building more reliable infrastructure so food gets to markets and…

HIV/AIDS Patients In Burkina Faso Face Potential Cuts To Food Aid, WFP Says

Associated Press: Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients “Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Programme has warned. The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS,…

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