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U.S. Feed The Future Initiative Making Strides In Improving Global Food Security

Feed the Future Blog: Meet the U.S. Government Team Making a Difference in the Fight to End Global Hunger Richard Greene, acting assistant to the administrator in the USAID Bureau for Food Security, writes about the efforts of “Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s cornerstone global hunger and food security…

Re-elected FAO Head Outlines Agency’s Priorities; Assistant Director-General Says Price Speculation Hurting Global Food Security

Reuters: Financial speculation on food hurting world’s hungry: U.N. “Food has increasingly become a target for opportunist investors looking for easy profit, hurting the world’s poor and fuelling instability, [Jomo Sundaram, an assistant director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] said on Monday…” (Arsenault, 6/8). U.N. News Centre: Ending…

Nutrition Program Aims To Address Stunting Among Malawian Children

VOA News: Aid Group: Stunting Affects Nearly Half of Malawi’s Children “Stunted growth caused by malnutrition affects … up to 50 percent of children in the southern African nation of Malawi. There’s no cure for stunting, which can cause developmental and physical problems, but good nutrition from an early age…

Improving Nutrition Crucial To Preventing Child Deaths, Melinda Gates Says

Wall Street Journal: Melinda Gates Fights Childhood Malnutrition “Fighting malnutrition is one of the most cost-effective — and under-appreciated — ways to save children’s lives in the developing world, said Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s wealthiest charities. And the best ways…

Improving Childhood Nutrition Will Help Lower Global Child Mortality

Quartz: Bill Gates: Keep up the momentum against child mortality Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…It’s vital that the new [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] keep child mortality as a primary area of focus — and that they establish clear, aggressive benchmarks for further progress. ……

Gates Foundation Pledges $776M Over 6 Years To Improve Global Nutrition, Halve Child Deaths

Devex: Gates pledges $776M for malnutrition, unlocks U.K. commitments “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will spend $776 million over the next six years to fight malnutrition, a strong signal of support for a historically underfunded sector, according to the foundation’s leaders…” (Igoe,…