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GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger

GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Results story of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) After 4 years on the ground. Strong results include drastically increased yields and extensive training for smallholder.
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"GAFSP is improving agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, and improving food security in 31 of the poorest or most malnourished countries across the globe with public and private sector development.  By supporting country-designed programs, the portfolio includes a wide range of interventions responding specifically to individual countries’ needs." - GAFSP

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CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing?

CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
“ Hunger and undernutrition are amongst the most persistent global development challenges. Part of Millennium Development Goal 1 is to ‘Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger’ (UN, 2012).”
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How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making - PlanetSave.com

How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making - PlanetSave.com | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
How Poverty Impairs Mental Functioning And Promotes Risky Decison-Making PlanetSave.com Researchers who study poverty have long-recognized that those who live in poverty frequently behave in less capable ways and engage in risky behaviors that both...
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Thousands dying from malnutrition in Somalia - Tehran Times

Thousands dying from malnutrition in Somalia - Tehran Times | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Thousands dying from malnutrition in Somalia
Tehran Times
Tens of thousands of Somalians are dying from malnutrition as the worst drought in 60 years causes massive food shortages and famine in some parts of the country.
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World Bank, France boost agric with 37.4bn in Nigeria

The World Bank Group and the French Development Agency are supporting the development of rural communities and modernization of agriculture in Adamawa, Enugu, Osun and Niger states with US$230 million (N37.4 billion).
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Many Ghanaians shorter due to malnutrition – health report - GhanaWeb

Many Ghanaians shorter due to malnutrition – health report - GhanaWeb | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Many Ghanaians shorter due to malnutrition – health report
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The Ghana Statistical Service Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has revealed that 22.7% of people are shorter than their age due to malnutrition.
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Call for Participation: Regional Youth Green Growth Forum 2013 | YPARD

Call for Participation: Regional Youth Green Growth Forum 2013 | YPARD | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it

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Food Security's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:32 PM

From 2nd-5th December 2013, 200 young people will gather in Nairobi-Kenya for the Regional Youth Green Growth Forum 2013. Convened by the Organization of African Youth and partners, the main objective of the forum is to provide a platform for young people to learn, share and identify tools to foster inclusive green growth in Africa and build partnerships to put the tools into practice in their work.

Young people are important stakeholders in realizing the sustainable development goals, and can be actively engaged in raising awareness, running educational programmes, advocating for policy-level changes, designing innovative solutions, technologies and tools, and strengthening public participation for environmental protection.

We are organizing this forum to provide young people with a platform to deliberate, voice their views, strategize and learn best and replicable practices for inclusive green growth. Under theme, “Harnessing the Potential of Youth as Partners for Inclusive Green Growth and Climate Resilience,” the forum will unleash the potential of young people and provide them with knowledge and skills to enable them drive the sustainable development agenda in their various communities.

Forum Objectives:To facilitate partnership building and link young people with opportunities to promote and scale up inclusive green growth in Africa.To demonstrate ways to realize the potential of young people for long term green growth through the development and show casing of concrete partnerships that can bring green growth to scale.To provide a platform for sharing knowledge with young people in identifying the opportunities as well as challenges of green growth that is environmentally effective, cost-efficient and socially inclusive and contributes to youth development.To provide a platform for young people to discuss the context of framing inclusive green growth in the sustainable development goals proposal and further strategize on how OAYouth can play a major role in promoting youth inclusion in green growth.
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allAfrica.com: Africa - Poverty, Hunger Attributed to Decline in Agriculture (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Africa - Poverty, Hunger Attributed to Decline in Agriculture (Page 1 of 2) | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Africa Fails To Fight Hunger In 50 Years

Africa Fails To Fight Hunger In 50 Years | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
At the November 1974 UN World Food Conference in Rome, representatives of 133 governments called for the eradication of the scourge of hunger and malnutrition.
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Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it

The book of the papers of the conference held in India a year ago.


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| World Agroforestry Centre

| World Agroforestry Centre | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Research centre (aka ICRAF) putting trees on farms to raise farmers' income and reduce poverty, working between agriculture and forestry
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A global food crisis

A global food crisis | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Aid agencies are warning donors to act now to avert another drought-related food crisis in the Sahel that could mean over 11 million people sink into further food insecurity, poverty or malnutrition.
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Farming the Old-Fashioned Way Is the Newest Attack on Hunger in Africa

Farming the Old-Fashioned Way Is the Newest Attack on Hunger in Africa | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Age-old techniques of tilling the land so that it replenishes itself are putting food on the table and keeping poverty at bay in Western Zambia.
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Ending Extreme Poverty and Promoting Shared Prosperity

Ending Extreme Poverty and Promoting Shared Prosperity | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
The World Bank sets goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in the developing world.
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Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN - WFMY News 2

Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN - WFMY News 2 | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Over 350 Children Die From Malnutrition This Year in Niger: UN WFMY News 2 Some 362 Nigerian children under five have died of malnutrition between January and September this year in the Zinder region of Niger, where the situation is now endemic,...
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Malnutrition kills 362 children across Niger: UN - Press TV

Malnutrition kills 362 children across Niger: UN - Press TV | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Press TV Malnutrition kills 362 children across Niger: UN Press TV “According to the last epidemiological report on the situation in Zinder, there were 79,087 cases of acute severe malnutrition in children under the age of five, of which 362 had...
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Nigeria’s billionaires now invest in agric – Minister

Nigeria’s  billionaires now invest in agric  – Minister | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Indigenous investors who have made fortunes in other sectors of the economy are now increasingly investing in agriculture under the new dispensation of Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA).
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FAO’s 5-point plan for Nigeria to gulp $64,200,000 @FmardNg @akin_adesina #Nigeria

FAO’s 5-point plan for Nigeria to gulp $64,200,000 @FmardNg @akin_adesina #Nigeria | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Nigeria Country Office, is to spend $64,200,000 on promotion of agriculture, food security, poverty eradication and job creation through the sector.

 

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Stars visit Utah in battle against extreme poverty - Deseret News

Stars visit Utah in battle against extreme poverty Deseret News She may be able to, thanks to the efforts of the Global Poverty Project, a nonprofit organization that works as a platform for charities, with the goal of eliminating extreme poverty...
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Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.
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"By working with family farmers to build on their knowledge in the development of sustainable agricultural practices, we can improve resilience in the food system -- including resilience to climate change, food price shocks, conflict, and natural disasters," says Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Programme Officer at FAO.

 
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In Case You Missed It: Innovative Efforts in the Fight Against Global Poverty

In Case You Missed It: Innovative Efforts in the Fight Against Global Poverty | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Global Washington convened more than 200 people at Microsoft’s Redmond campus Thursday evening for a panel discussion centering around innovative solutions to
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CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing?

CABI Blogs: Reducing hunger and undernutrition - how are we doing? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Hunger and undernutrition are amongst the most persistent global development challenges. Part of Millennium Development Goal 1 is to ‘Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger’ (UN, 2012).

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Knapco's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:38 AM

I have just got an e-mail, which I am sharing: "It’s been a very dynamic quarter for Plantwise activities around the world. As you may recall, this is a global programme to improve food security and rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses.

I am pleased to attach this link to the latest Plantwise Newsletter.

In this edition:

· Ghana launches Plantwise with workshop in Accra

· European Commission pledges support to Plantwise for African food security

· National plant protection leaders share Plantwise experiences at CPM in Rome

· Data from Kenya helps to shape Plantwise knowledge bank 

· China, Myanmar and CABI sign cooperation agreement to open new doors

As always, we wish to thank our donors, our 127 partner organisations worldwide, and all our staff for their tireless efforts supporting Plantwise operations.

I hope you find the Plantwise Newsletter of interest, and please feel free to share this email with colleagues."

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2012 Global Hunger Index - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

2012 Global Hunger Index -  International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it

In this report, IFPRI describes the evidence on land, water, and energy scarcity in developing countries and offers two visions of a future global food system—an unsustainable scenario in which current trends in resource use continue, and a sustainable scenario in which access to food, modern energy, and clean water improves significantly and ecosystem degradation is halted or reversed....  http://www.ifpri.org/publication/2012-global-hunger-index


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Africa-wide "Great Green Wall" to Halt Sahara's Spread?

Africa-wide "Great Green Wall" to Halt Sahara's Spread? | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
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Food and nutrition crisis in Niger and the Western Sahel

Food and nutrition crisis in Niger and the Western Sahel | Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition | Scoop.it
Stocks of millet and sorghum, locally known as Guinea corn, in northern Nigeria's markets are dwindling as traders buy them up to export across the border to Niger, where some 10 million people face food insecurity.
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