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Each year on 16 October World Food Day aims to increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Over the years the themes day has taken on various themes which have focused on investing in agriculture and recently focus has been drawn on health and education too. One solution which countries have put in place to combat hunger and poverty is to...
Günter Hemrich is a Senior Strategy and Planning Officer with the FAO. The views expressed in this contribution are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of FAO.   ​Raising global attention on how to address malnutrition in all its forms was the key objective of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), jointly organized by the Food and...
Almost half of the world’s population lives each day on the equivalent of just a few dollars. In 2010, 1.2 billion people tried to feed and clothe their families, put roofs over their heads and pay for healthcare and other essential services with less than $1.25 a day. About 3 billion people lived on less than $4 a day. That’s why at the World Bank, our goals are as enormous as the challenges...
Reposted from the Bill and Melinda Gates blog "Impatient Optimists", found here​ Next week will see a key event related to the process to envision the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Government officials will gather in New York for a meeting of the Open Working Group to debate ideas in 19 different areas, including food and nutrition security. By mid-summer, this group will make...
This was reposted from ​the conference webpage and can be found here.  A Report from Day Two of the Global Consultation on "Getting Nutritious Foods to People". Agriculture-based innovations such as the development of nutrient-rich crops through biofortification will be critical if the goal of eradicating hunger is to be met. This was the central message in Dr. M.S. Swaminathan’s keynote address...

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