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Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland's hungry - IRINnews.org

Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland's hungry - IRINnews.org | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland's hungry IRINnews.org The reliance on rain-fed agriculture, archaic farming methods, as well as an absence of land reform, the impact of HIV and AIDS and rising input and fuel costs, have all contributed to...
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Scientists aim to pinpoint role of forests in battle against “hidden hunger”

Scientists aim to pinpoint role of forests in battle against “hidden hunger” | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Allowing farmland to encroach on ecosystems could hurt nature, food security and nutrition, scientists say
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EU@UN - EU Speaking Points - United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Food security and nutrition

EU@UN - EU Speaking Points - United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Food security and nutrition | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
#EU speaks at #UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Food security and nutrition http://t.co/4A3DN30JoE #SDGs
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#AskAg Twitter Chat: Intersection of HIV and AIDS & Food Security | USAID Impact

#AskAg Twitter Chat: Intersection of HIV and AIDS & Food Security | USAID Impact | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
RT @USAIDGH: Food security & #HIV-affected populations: Join our #AskAg Twitter chat on 5/23 @noon ET http://t.co/sHLeaAQzFC #agriculture #GHmatters
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Live Webcast: The Chicago Council's Global Food Security 2013 Symposium

Live Webcast: The Chicago Council's Global Food Security 2013 Symposium | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
New ONE Blog: Live Webcast: The Chicago Council's Global Food Security 2013 Symposium http://t.co/Mh465OATrp
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Forests and Food Security (IISD)

Forests and Food Security (IISD) | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Read at :  http://land-l.iisd.org/news/cifor-paper-discusses-role-of-forests-in-food-security-nutrition-and-sustainable-food-production/ CIFOR Paper Discusses Role of Forests in Food Security, Nutr...
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KENYA | EU pledges 40 million euros to food security

KENYA | EU pledges 40 million euros to food security | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Kenya is set to receive new European Union aid to the tune of 40 million euros (53 million dollars) to improve food security.

 

Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have been among the worst hit by recent droughts, and the international community has been criticised for taking a knee-jerk response to crisis rather than funding long-term programs aimed at averting disaster. [The EU] said the funding, given as part of a new 250-million-euro initiative called "Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience" (SHARE), would take a longer view.

This new initiative will help Kenyans and people in the Horn to recover from the food crisis by swiftly linking short-term humanitarian response with long-term support for resilience to future droughts.


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Malnutrition affects millions in Tanzania

Malnutrition affects millions in Tanzania | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Malnutrition continues to affect millions of people in Tanzania, particularly children, leading to widespread diseases and poor physical and mental development...the situation has contributed to reduced capacity in improving the learning ability, innovation and led to increased poverty and a slower pace in achieving social and economic development. The Demographic and Health Survey 2010 shows that 42 per cent of children under five are stunted, 16 per cent are underweight and five per cent are wasted.

 

...59 per cent of children aged 5-59 months have iron deficiency, 33 per cent of children under six years have vitamin A deficiency. The DHS also indicates that 11 per cent of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) have low weight, 41 per cent have iron deficiency, while 58 per cent of expectant mothers have iron deficiency as well...


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Agricultural investment needed to ensure food security

Agricultural investment needed to ensure food security | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Food and agricultural corporations must take action now and support farmers in order to meet future food security challenges, Rabobank has said.
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Global Food Security Update - Issue 10, May 2013 | ReliefWeb

Global Food Security Update - Issue 10, May 2013 | ReliefWeb | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
World: Global Food Security Update - Issue 10, May 2013 http://t.co/skWXtV5T4L #drought
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Contribution of forests to food security and nutrition needs more ...

Contribution of forests to food security and nutrition needs more ... | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Governments, civil society and the private sector should ensure and strengthen the contributions of forests, trees and agroforestry systems to food security and nutrition, participants in the first-ever International Conference on ...
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President Obama Speaks on Food Security at G8 Meeting

President Obama speaks before a meeting with other G8, African, and business leaders to discuss a new approach to ending hunger. May 19, 2012.
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UN News - Upcoming UN forum highlights vital contribution of forests to food security and nutrition

UN News - Upcoming UN forum highlights vital contribution of forests to food security and nutrition | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The crops, animals and trees found in forests can play a crucial role in improving food security and nutrition around the world, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is hosting a gathering on the issue in...
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Climatic Vulnerability Compromises Food Security - Minister - AllAfrica.com

Climatic Vulnerability Compromises Food Security - Minister - AllAfrica.com | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Climatic Vulnerability Compromises Food Security - Minister AllAfrica.com Luanda — The Angolan minister of Environment, Maria de Fátima Jardim, last Wednesday in Luanda informed that climatic changes in some regions of the country puts food...
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The G20 and Food Security: a Mismatch in Global Governance? - Clapp - 2013 - Global Policy - Wiley Online Library

The G20 and Food Security: a Mismatch in Global Governance? - Clapp - 2013 - Global Policy - Wiley Online Library | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
RT @WileyPolicyNet: From @Global_Policy: The G20 and Food Security: a Mismatch in Global Governance? http://t.co/SO5lEPUbwn
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The role of ecosystem services on food security and nutrition in the Amazon

The role of ecosystem services on food security and nutrition in the Amazon | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Food, nutrition and health of small-scale farming families throughout the world depend to a major extent on the benefits obtained from nature, ranging from the provision of a wide diversity of food...
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TED Talks: Saving our Global Food System >> BioSync Research Institute

TED Talks: Saving our Global Food System >> BioSync Research Institute | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson of The Food Think Tank compiled a list of powerful TED Talks that are helping to save our global food system.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:55 PM

If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.
—Jamie Oliver

Steve Kingsley's comment, July 6, 2013 5:26 PM
"If you only design..." - who is the hypothetical "you?" Don't you, Jamie and anybody else have the option to eat healthy regardless of who designs the menu? Find a place with the right menu your make your own. It's so easy to blame others.
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Twitter / MPULEinstitute: .@GlobalAgDev Panel discussion: ...

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.@GlobalAgDev Panel discussion: "A New Science of Agriculture to Advance Global Food Security" #globalag http://t.co/DHIp0xnKgU
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Africa realizes its agro potential

Africa realizes its agro potential | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it

"We cannot overstate the importance of agriculture to Africa's determination to maintain and boost its high growth rates, create more jobs, significantly reduce poverty, and grow enough cheap, nutritious food to feed its families [and] export its surplus crops, while safeguarding the continent's environment," noted recently by Makhtar Diop, vice president-Africa Region, World Bank.


A new Grow Africa initiative, launched by the African Union and other multilateral parties in 2011, aims to help impoverished small farming communities to stand on their feet and emerge as crucial participants and providers of the global food industry.

 

"Seven countries joined initially - Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania - seeking private-sector investment aligned to national plans for agriculture developed through the African Union's Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP)," the report said, noting that Nigeria joined earlier this year.


Sixty-two companies have committed to invest or collaborate in the initiative and the project has already yielded early results.


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VIDEO | Food security in East Africa

VIDEO | FAO & ACTED project to improve security among pastoralist communities in East Africa (Kenya & Uganda). Includes drought/flood risk reduction and cross-border markets and trade.


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Discussion forum | ICT enabling rural financial services and micro-insurance for smallholders

Discussion forum | ICT enabling rural financial services and micro-insurance for smallholders | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Much of the world’s food supply depends on smallholders farmers's efforts, yet a lack of financial services prevents them rom making investments that would improve productivity.

From May 20 to May 31, join the online discussion organized by World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to identify innovative practices that use ICT to enable rural financial services and micro-insurance (http://bit.ly/19mSIYY)


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Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agri...

Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agri... | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
David B. Lobell, Marshall Burke - Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a Warmer World Published: 2009-12-16 | ISBN: 9048129516, 9048129524. (Climate Change and Food Security: Adapting Agriculture to a ...

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Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition Post 2015 - Hunger-Undernutrition Blog

Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition Post 2015 - Hunger-Undernutrition Blog | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
By Priya Bapat, Humanitas Global As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, considerations for the post-2015 global development agenda are now in full swing.
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Zooming in on nutrition-sensitive landscapes

Zooming in on nutrition-sensitive landscapes | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it

At Nutrition-sensitive landscapes, a CIFOR and ICRAF organized side-event at the Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, Bioversity International's researcher Céline Termote spoke about putting people at the centre of the landscapes...


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Commentary - Prioritizing Reduction of Food Losses and Waste for Food Security - Global Food for Thought

Commentary - Prioritizing Reduction of Food Losses and Waste for Food Security - Global Food for Thought | Food Security and Nutrition | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking the occasion of its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C., which will be held on May 21st.
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