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The Telegraph Interviews WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

The Telegraph: Meet Ertharin Cousin: the woman who feeds the world “She’s friends with the Obamas. She rose from poverty to run the World Food Programme. And she plans to end global hunger in our lifetime. Meet Ertharin Cousin…” (Llewellyn-Smith, 3/30).

6 African Countries Set To Benefit From New U.N.-Backed Food Security Fund

U.N. News Centre: U.N. announces first countries set to benefit from African-led food security fund “A unique, Africa-led United Nations-backed fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative. The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi,…

Economic Growth Not Strongly Associated With Improved Child Nutrition, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the Lancet Global Health examining the association between economic growth and child undernutrition. NPR: A Booming Economy Doesn’t Save Children From Malnutrition “Lack of food is the leading cause of child death worldwide, killing 3.1 million children each year and accounting for…

WFP Executive Director Calls For Humanitarian Action In CAR

VOA News: WFP Chief Calls for Humanitarian Intervention in CAR “The executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urges the international community to address the disaster in the Central African Republic (CAR) where hundreds of thousands have fled violence and instability to neighboring Cameroon, Chad, and the…

Proper Nutrition In First 1,000 Days Is Critical To Our Future

Huffington Post: The 1,000 Day Investment for Our Future Ambassador Tony Hall, executive director emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger “…Hunger and malnutrition can stake their claim in the lives of the next generation before they ever take their first breaths. Without proper foods and nourishment, a mother may…

Climate Change Already Affecting Food Security In East Africa

Foreign Policy: Big Trouble in Farmville Richard Schiffman, author and journalist “…Food production all over the globe is in the crosshairs, but East Africa is the prime target. The impacts of climate change are already serious here, and expected to get a lot harsher in coming decades. … In fact,…

’1,000 Days’ Engages Individuals With Online ‘March For Nutrition’ Campaign

The Guardian: March for Nutrition 1,000 Days Campaign “… Researchers have identified the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from a woman’s pregnancy through a child’s 2nd birthday — as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person’s intellectual development and lifelong health. We…

Global Community Must Agree On Common Goal, Targets To Eliminate Poverty, Hunger

As leaders prepare to gather in New York next week at a meeting of the Open Working Group, Pamela Anderson, director of the agricultural development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Josh Lozman, deputy director of program advocacy at the foundation, write in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog…

USAID Working To Meet Water, Food, Health Needs In Kenya

Chris Holmes, global water coordinator and deputy assistant administrator at USAID, writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog about “how USAID’s water programs around the world contribute to integrated approaches that meet the objectives of the Agency’s Water and Development Strategy, as well as the Feed the Future and the…

HIV-Positive Widows Must Have Property Rights To Ensure ‘Safety And Survival’

The Guardian: HIV-positive widows in Kenya fight for their land rights Gina Alvarado, gender and evaluation specialist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) “…The [HIV] epidemic, in combination with women’s lack of land rights, has resulted in a growing number of widows being cast aside by their…