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Global Food Security Act Makes Direct Impact On Communities In Senegal

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Why Food Security Matters Zach Blackburn, presidential management fellow in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses a recent trip to Senegal to observe USAID-supported programs and to see first-hand the impact of the Global Food Security Act,…

Gender Equality In Agriculture Vital To Ending Poverty, Hunger Worldwide, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boosting women farmers would dramatically cut world hunger — experts “If women farmers were given the same access to land, tools, and credit as men, the boost to crop yields would dramatically cut world hunger, but this must be done fast before climate change closes the window…

Youth Engagement Critical To Achieving Zero Hunger, SDGs

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Youth Voices at the Food and Agriculture Organization: A Seat at the Table for #ZeroHunger Nicol Perez, a U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, discusses her experience visiting the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome, where she participated in a hackathon…

War-Torn Yemen At Risk Of Famine, U.N. Official Says

Reuters: INTERVIEW — Yemen edging nearer famine as war, ‘shredded economy’ take toll — U.N. official “Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top U.N. aid official…

CDC’s Winnable Battles Project Focuses On 6 Public Health Priorities, ‘Must Be Retained’ Under New Administration

The Lancet: Winnable battles: what is next? Editorial Board “In 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated its Winnable Battles project. It selected six public health priorities of high concern — tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and food safety; health-care-associated infections (HAIs); motor vehicle injuries; teenage…

‘Collective Action’ Needed To End Hunger Worldwide

Medium: 5 Lessons Learned While Leading Food for Peace Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace “…As my time with Food for Peace comes to a close, I wanted to share five lessons I have learned: … Lesson 1: Conflict has returned as the predominant force shaping…

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