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Food Security Deteriorating In CAR As U.N. Approves Peacekeeping Mission

News outlets report on food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), as the U.N. approves a peacekeeping mission for the country. IRIN: Priced out of food in the CAR “The mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid insecurity is having an adverse impact on access…

Blog Features Video Of CSIS Panel On Global Food Security

“Global Food For Thought,” the blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative, features a video of a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) panel on global food security. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) gave the keynote address, which was followed by a discussion with…

Modest Reforms Of U.S. Farm Bill Provide Some Flexibilities For Food Aid

IRIN: New U.S. Farm Bill provides hope for food aid reform “Efforts to improve the way the U.S. government distributes roughly U.S.$2 billion in international food aid each year achieved some successes in the recently enacted Agriculture Act of 2014 — commonly referred to as the Farm Bill — but…

Drop U.S. Food Aid Shipping Requirement To Feed More People

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rough water: U.S. food aid imperiled by proposed shipping rule “…Section 318 of the House-approved Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act would require that 75 percent of U.S. food aid be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost, according to USAID: $75 million that could be…

The Economist Examines Nutrition In China

The Economist examines nutrition in China, where economic growth is preventing widespread malnutrition but increasing obesity rates. The Economist: Malnutrition: The hungry and forgotten “…China used to have more undernourished people than anywhere in the world except India: about 300 million, or 30 percent of the population in 1980. Economic…

Food For Peace Program Supports Efforts To End World Hunger

Huffington Post: Support Pope’s Plan With Food for Peace William Lambers, author and blogger “Pope Francis has been outspoken about ending world hunger, and getting the church more involved. … Food for Peace is the main tool of the U.S. government for fighting world hunger. It is a donor to…

FAO, WHO Call On Governments To Commit To Tackling Malnutrition

Food and Agriculture Organization: FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition at upcoming high-level international conference “As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to…

U.N. Appeals For More Than $1B In Aid To South Sudan

News outlets report on the U.N.’s appeal for more than $1 billion in aid to South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan crisis ‘deteriorates’ after six months of war “Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which…

IPS Examines Food, Nutrition Security In SDGs

Inter Press Service: Post-2015 Development Agenda — Will the Voices of the Hungry be Heard? “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015 and be replaced with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are intended to strengthen the international community’s engagement with eradicating poverty and hunger. In the run-up…

International Community ‘Turning Up The Volume’ On Hunger, Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Not Only Hunger, but Malnutrition Too José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Fortunately, policymakers and community leaders around the world are making some progress in turning up the volume of the conversation on malnutrition and placing the topic, along…

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