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Opinion Pieces Recognize World Food Day, Highlight Efforts To Improve Smallholder Agriculture

National Geographic: Opinion: We Can End Hunger. Here’s How José Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…We need to integrate [social protection programs] with pro-poor agricultural investment programs to derive more virtuous synergies [to eradicate hunger by 2030]. Political commitment, partnerships, and adequate funding…

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Key To Ending Malnutrition, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: How Can Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Help Us Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030? Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…While we have managed to elevate the importance of nutrition and develop a common vision at…

Global Citizen, Innovative Technology Can Advance Sanitation Efforts Worldwide

The Guardian: Tweets for toilets: how A-listers saved sanitation Rose George, author and writer “…When I started working in sanitation only a couple of NGOs would publicly talk about toilets, despite the death toll that open defecation causes … But now, everyone’s at it. … [WASH] has become talkable, and…

FAO Head Lauds Commitment By 100 Cities Worldwide To Improve Urban Food Systems

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency hails pledge by more than 100 cities to fight hunger and improve nutrition “Cities have a key role to play in ending hunger and improving nutrition, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said [Thursday], welcoming a commitment by more than 100…

New Public-Private Partnerships To Train Health Workers Key To Achieving UHC

Devex: New partnerships essential for global health success Ben Simms, chief executive of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) “…Without a major effort to recruit and educate health workers, how can the commitment to achieve universal health coverage be realized? Greater emphasis needs to be placed on supporting and…

All Countries Should Be Included In Efforts To Reach SDGs

The Hill: New Sustainable Development Goals, but what of nations left behind? David Vanderpool, trauma surgeon and founder of LiveBeyond “…The success [the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] achieved through the concerted efforts of the U.N., world governments, and large and small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was stunning. … However, not all…

Improved Data Needed To Bolster Food Systems, Reach Zero Hunger

The Guardian: To end malnutrition, we must step up to the plate with data on what people eat Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Patrick Webb, professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy “…[A]ttempts to modify or influence food…

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