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ActionAid Criticizes New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition In New Report

Humanosphere: Advocates urge U.S. to cease support for African agriculture initiative Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “A program meant to help agriculture in Africa is causing more harm than good and should be closed, says an advocacy group. The three-year-old New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition allowed large corporations…

FAO Report Shows Differences In Food Security Progress Among Africa’s Regions

VOA News: African Food Security Varies by Region “A new report on Africa’s food security showed regional differences in progress. Western Africa led the continent in reducing the number of undernourished people since the early 1990s. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has released the first edition of the Regional…

WFP To Scale Up Food Aid Operations In Yemen To Reach 2.5M

U.N. News Centre: Appealing for funds, U.N. agency aims to reach 2.5 million in Yemen with food aid by July “Amid a worsening crisis and growing number of hungry people in Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced [Tuesday] that it is scaling-up its operations to get emergency…

Conflict, Drought Creating Tenuous Food Security Situation In West Africa

Humanosphere: Sahel: Drought, displacement, and conflict leave 20 million food insecure Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “Conflict and drought are working in tandem to leave more than 23 million people food insecure in West Africa. Yet again, there are concerns that the region is on the brink of crisis. And…

New Issue Of USAID’s ‘FrontLines’ Available Online

USAID’s “Impact”: FrontLines: Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships FrontLines Production Editor Angela Rucker previews the latest edition of the USAID publication, including articles on mobile banking in sub-Saharan Africa, drought resiliency in Jamaica, and maternal health in Timor-Leste (6/1).

LAC Region Achieves MDG Hunger Targets, But Challenges Remain

Inter Press Service: Latin America’s Relative Success in Fighting Hunger “The Latin American and Caribbean region is the first in the world to reach the two global targets for reducing hunger. Nevertheless, more than 34 million people still go hungry. ‘This is the region that best understood the problem of…

World’s Fair Expo Focuses On Food Security, Sustainability, Nutrition

NPR: At World’s Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table “For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend. The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World’s Fair. This year’s theme is ‘feeding…