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Opinion Piece Examines 4 Threats To Global Food Security

The Conversation: Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them Stuart Thompson, senior lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at University of Westminster “Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050. It should be possible, but things are looking…

5M Somalis Food Insecure, Response Needs Additional Funding, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Five million Somalis now going hungry “Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling for extra funds for food aid. The latest figures represent an increase of 300,000 food insecure…

Boko Haram Conflict In Northeast Nigeria Causing Food Shortages For Millions

Agence France-Presse: Starving to death: Boko Haram’s food crisis in Nigeria “…There have been repeated warnings about the effects of food shortages caused by the Boko Haram conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 people and left 2.6 million homeless since 2009. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation…

U.N. SG Ban Urges Stronger Response To Provide Food, Nutrition To Refugees

U.N. News Centre: Sustainable livelihoods bring not only food security but dignity, for refugees — U.N. chief “Underscoring that millions of refugees around the world face food insecurity and the risk of malnutrition, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called [Monday] for stronger response to ensure that refugees are able to…

PATH Official Discusses Multisector Responses To Nutrition In Devex Interview

Devex: Ingenuity and innovation: Sustainable solutions to malnutrition “…Devex sat down with David Fleming, vice president for public health impact at PATH, at Women Deliver in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May, and discussed the importance of a multisector response to malnutrition, overnutrition, and micronutrient deficiency. When you think about really sustainable…

Transforming Food Systems Critical To Ending Malnutrition

Devex: Ending malnutrition in all its forms? A decade of opportunity Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…We should transform our food systems … to ensure that…

U.K. Supports Food Fortification Program In Pakistan To Stem Malnutrition

The Guardian: Pakistan fights devastating malnutrition with mass food-fortifying program “A new program of fortification of everyday foods such as bread and oil is being rolled out in Pakistan in an attempt to tackle chronic and widespread malnutrition. The food fortification program, which is backed with $48m (£36m) of funding…

U.N. FAO Releases Action Plan Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance In Food Supply Chains

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency launches action plan to tackle threat of ‘superbugs’ “The United Nations agricultural agency [Wednesday] released a new action plan to help countries combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains and to counter the growing threat of medicine-resistant ‘superbugs.’ ‘Antimicrobial medicines play…

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