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Public Private Partnerships Key To Food Security In Philippines

Eco-Business: Public private partnerships key to ensuring food security “Philippines Presidential Adviser for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, Francis Pangilinan, says the public sector must facilitate and support private investments in agriculture and fisheries, and in particular, investments for the poor and marginalized…” (Reyes, 8/11).

India’s School Lunch Program Needs Focus On Safety, Accountability

The Guardian: Lessons learned from India’s midday meal scheme for schoolchildren “…India’s midday meal scheme is the largest school feeding program of its kind in the world and counts former U.S. president Bill Clinton among its admirers. The scheme was set up in 1995 to ensure hunger didn’t prevent children…

U.N. Warns Somalia Needs Assistance To Prevent Famine

News outlets report on the U.N.’s warnings that Somalia needs assistance to prevent famine. Reuters: Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine ‘catastrophe’ — U.N. “War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian…

In Myanmar, Rohingya Children Malnourished

Associated Press/Washington Post: Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry “…Myanmar’s child malnutrition rate was already among the region’s highest, but it’s an increasingly familiar sight in the country’s westernmost state of Rakhine, which is home to almost all of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims. More than 140,000 have…

Global Food Prices Continue To Decline

U.N. News Centre: World food prices hit six-month low, U.N. agency reports “Global food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in July, a sharp decline for grains, oilseeds, and dairy products outweighing strong meat and sugar prices, the United Nations agriculture agency reported…” (8/7).

U.S., African Leaders Announce Progress, Investments In Food Security, Nutrition

USAID: U.S. And African Leaders Announce Progress, New Partnerships To Help Millions Of Farming Families Through Agriculture “[Tuesday] at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. and African officials announced that more than $10 billion will be realized through responsible private investments as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and…

South Sudan On Verge Of ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe,’ Says U.N.

News outlets report on the U.N.’s efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. International Business Times: South Sudan Faces Hunger, Malnutrition And Unending Conflict “South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is on the verge of a ‘humanitarian catastrophe,’ warned Edmond Mullet, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping…

Report Calls For Action To Tackle Childhood Malnutrition

Institute of Development Studies: Report calls for strong public action to fight child and maternal undernutrition “A report launched [Monday] by the Institute of Development Studies and UNICEF calls for effective public action to tackle childhood stunting” (8/5).