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Experts Discuss Global Food System Challenges, Solutions In Food Tank Interviews

Food Tank: Ten Questions with Pamela Fessenden of the USAID Bureau for Food Security Pamela Fessenden, director of the Office of Market and Partnership Innovations at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, says improved resources for smallholder farmers could help “break the poverty cycle” (4/19). Food Tank: Six Questions with Roger…

WFP To Launch Food Aid Operation To Assist 1M Haitians Affected By Drought

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food relief agency to assist one million Haitians hit by three-year drought “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced [Monday] it will launch an emergency operation in Haiti to assist one million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño…

Blog Post Explores Challenges Of Scaling Up Global Food Supply Chain

Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.: Growth opportunities and growing pains in a changing global food system Alesha Black, director of the Global Food and Agriculture Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the global food supply chain and challenges of “unit[ing] rural food supply with urban food need” (April 2016).

Additional $7B Over Next 10 Years Required To End Severe Malnutrition, Study Says

ONE Blog: Historic new analysis puts price tag on global malnutrition crisis Eloise Todd, ONE’s global policy director, discusses a new report from the World Bank, Results for Development Institute, and 1,000 Days, which estimates “ending severe malnutrition worldwide will require an additional annual investment of $7 billion for the…

International Response To Southern African Drought ‘Slow,’ The Economist Reports

The Economist: Southern Africa’s drought: Too little, too late “…The world’s response has been slow and stingy. Emma Donnelly, the coordinator for Britain’s Department for International Development in Zambia, says the migrant crisis in Europe and the war in Syria are straining donors’ capacity and will. Delay is costly: a…

Global Community’s Support To Ethiopia Critical As Country Faces Food Shortages, Drought

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Six million children in Ethiopia are hungry and without clean water. It is in all of our interests to help Ethiopia overcome the worst drought in fifty years Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International “…[Ethiopia’s] government is faced now with dealing with three challenges: the…

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