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Urgent Action Needed To Stop Fall Armyworm Destruction Of Crops For 200M Africans

The Guardian: Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa “The crops that 200 million people rely on in Africa are under threat from a caterpillar that is spreading throughout the continent, agriculture experts have warned. Urgent action needs to be taken to stop the fall armyworm’s destructive march…

African Development Bank Launches 2 New Initiatives As Part Of ‘Feed Africa’ Strategy

Devex: With 2 new initiatives, AfDB’s ‘Feed Africa’ strategy takes shape “…The [African Development Bank (AfDB)] launched two new initiatives, part of its ‘Feed Africa’ strategy, one aimed at accelerating technologies across the continent and another focused on transforming the African savannahs into productive agricultural land…” (Saldinger, 10/24).

Innovative Partnerships Can Help Address Malnutrition In Urban Centers, FAO Head Says

U.N. News Centre: Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of U.N. agency “Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centers and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge…

In Blog Post, Former WFP Director Lists ‘Ingredients’ To End Global Hunger

Agri-Pulse: Opinion: Recipe for Creating Zero Hunger Ertharin Cousin, Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford’s Spogli Institute, visiting fellow in their Center on Food Security, and distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discusses the “ingredients” needed to end global hunger, including peace and stability, “sustainable and durable food…

Rural Communities Need To Be ‘Resilient, Diverse, Interconnected’ To Achieve Food Security, Withstand Climate Change, Conflict

The Conversation: World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change Leah Samberg, research associate at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota “…Around the world, social and political instability are on the rise. … At the same time, these regions are experiencing increasingly powerful storms,…

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