Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

UN reports rising numbers of hungry people worldwide

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Somali woman, Jul 2011 (via Flickr/IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation). 821 million people—one in nine people—are now hungry and over 150 million children are stunted, putting the ‘Zero Hunger’ SDG #2 at risk. ‘New evidence continues…

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Addressing Africa’s deteriorating food security should be Africa’s top priority—World Bank

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘A key priority for Africa over the next decade should be to address a deteriorating food security situation that is compounded by the effects of climate change, declining agricultural productivity, and rapid population and urbanization…

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This is ‘Livestock Month’ on Agrilinks: USAID’s Andrew Bisson on sustainable livestock for sustainable development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Andrew Bisson, livestock specialist for the Bureau for Food Security at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), introduces ‘Livestock Month’ by Agrilinks, USAID’s knowledge platform. ‘A warm welcome to the Agrilinks Livestock month!…

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On why the EAT-Lancet’s ‘Great Food Transformation’ will require a ‘Great Economic Transformation’—and more

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Illustration by Hiroko Yoshimoto. A new paper by scientists at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University analyses the costs of adopting the ‘universal reference diet’ recommended for both human and planetary…

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Inalienable imperative—More, and more sustainable, meat, milk, eggs and fish for more than one billion people

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new scientific article from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems judiciously pushes back against some of the on-going anti-livestock rhetoric appearing in Western media. The new paper has four big messages:…

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Strengthening the resilience of small-scale farmers is critical to reversing the rise in hunger and ending poverty

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
Today, on the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I wanted to step back…

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SHRINKING LAKE CHAD COULD TRIGGER HUMANITARIAN DISASTER (UNNews)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews SHRINKING LAKE CHAD COULD TRIGGER HUMANITARIAN DISASTER, UN AGENCY WARNS New York, Oct 15 2009 11:05AM Lake Chad, once one of the world’s largest water bodies, could disappear in 20 years due…

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