Check out this latest video brought to you by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Ending Hungercampaign. The video highlights that to eliminate global hunger, we need to address the core underlying cause—poverty. Increasing global food production and food aid are not enough if basic rural infrastructure and employment opportunities are insufficient. Efforts to boost …
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Save the Children is to be applauded for reminding us all of one of the most extraordinary and humiliating aspects of living in the modern world: child hunger.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) director general Jose Graziano da Silva gestures during a news conference at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Jose Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO.
Rome — The role of forests in providing timber and other wood products must not overshadow their important contribution to feeding many of the world’s poorest communities, a group of international forest organizations and secretariats said today.
BOGOTA (AlertNet) – With food prices set to remain high over the next five years, the impact of the global food crisis on the world’s poor is an increasingly hotly debated issue. But estimates about the number of hungry people in the world are not accurate, experts say.
The number of people needing food aid in East Africa is climbing, according to the latest estimates released by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and is now up to 13.3 million people.
Global policy is the main reason for famine and hunger in Africa, a Turkish business agency representative says. The agency has assisted African countries with agricultural development programs since 2005.
The United Nations says the number of hungry people in the world has gone down by almost 1 million in the last year but the figure still stands at 925 million.
At the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Accra, Ghana, last month, agriculture experts and policy-makers urged governments to move in tandem with new technologies like mechanisation and scale up partnerships.