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WFP Begins Aid Delivery In Flood-Hit Malawi

U.N. News Centre: As Malawi reels from devastating floods, U.N. food agency delivers vital supplies “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of a first round of emergency supplies to more than 288,000 people in flood-affected Malawi, providing much needed relief amid continuing rains…” (2/23).

Quality Of Dietary Habits Declining Worldwide, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study in The Lancet Global Health and a Lancet series on obesity published last week. New York Times: Food Habits Getting Worse Around the World “People in some poor and middle-income countries have healthier diets than those in rich ones, but major Western snack and…

Data Collection Essential To Creating Nutrition Programs, Evaluating Progress In India

Livemint: Advances in nutrition: myth or reality? Purnima Menon and Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellows at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…State-level trend data is essential to build data-driven nutrition strategies for individual states. … Overall, we believe good news [on nutrition in India] exists, and that progress against…

Small-Scale, Indigenous Food Systems Should Be Included In Sustainable Development Plans

Inter Press Service: Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu “Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality. … Organized to reflect on this, among other issues, the second Global Meeting of the Indigenous…

Infrastructure Improvements, Agricultural Research Would Help Lower Food Waste, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal: Better Infrastructure Would Cut Food Waste “…Reducing post-harvest waste by just 10 percentage points could lower food prices and prevent 60 million people from going hungry, [a recent study by the Copenhagen Consensus Center] says. That means building more reliable infrastructure so food gets to markets and…

HIV/AIDS Patients In Burkina Faso Face Potential Cuts To Food Aid, WFP Says

Associated Press: Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients “Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Programme has warned. The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS,…

Food Pricing Remains Both Political, Economic Issue In Developing Democracies

Washington Post: Where and why food prices lead to social upheaval Cullen S. Hendrix, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Stephan M. Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of…