Tag Archives: Hunger

Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

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Regional Seminar on the Implementation and Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Discrimination in the context of the Right to Food in Southern Africa

LILONGWE, Malawi /African Press Organization (APO)/ Around 60 experts from governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, as well as the agricultural sector will meet from 3 to 4 April 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss concrete measures to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food in the sub-region. Experts from Belgium, Norway, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN agencies will also attend. read more

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Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk

ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million. read more

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World Water Day: South Africa has most progressive water policies, but fails with implementation

African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges read more

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Russian Railways Logistics starts delivery of grain cargo to Armenia for UN World Food Programme

JSC Russian Railways Logistics was founded in 2010 for the purpose of development of logistics business within “Russian Railways” Holding. In cooperation with Russian Railways subsidiaries and leading global transportation companies RZD logistics offers high-quality delivery solutions for its customers all over the world. read more

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FAO’s support in transforming the agriculture sector in Uganda / Uganda encouraged to embrace commercial farming

ROME, Italy, March 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting rural smallholders in the country’s agriculture sector. read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area. read more

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World Cocoa Foundation and TCHO Partner to Boost Flavor and Value of Ghana’s Cocoa Crop

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a “Flavor Lab” located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their products. read more

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After Decades of Fighting Health Issues in Africa, Vestergaard Frandsen Family Member Retires

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Kobo Brings the Joy of eReading to More than 12 Million People around the World, Millions of eReaders Sold in 2012

Kobo customers read 22 million pages on Christmas Day 

Family of eReaders drives growth at Kobo – company doubles sales year-over-year read more

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