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Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in Read More

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Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

[English at the bottom] Como una medida de apoyo para todos los cuerpos de emergencia y profesionales de la salud que toman parte de las Read More

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Fish, food security and health in Pacific Island countries and territories: a systematic…

Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) face a double burden of disease, with a high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, accompanied by a burgeoning incre…

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Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Partnerships, Cooperation, Gender Equality

Huffington Post: Ending Hunger for Good Åsa Skogström Feldt, president and CEO of the Hunger Project “On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day … Experts agree that tackling malnutrition is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes economic sense. … So what can…More


Close To 8.4M People Need Food Aid In Malawi Due To El Niño-Induced Crop Failures, Minister…

Reuters: More than half of Malawi’s population need food relief — minister “More than half of Malawi’s population is in need of food aid after an El Niño-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. … “[C]lose to 8.4 million people will need food because they have partially or completely lost their…More


More Than 400K People To Receive Food Aid In Nigerian Region Affected By Boko Haram, WFP Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria: U.N. “More than 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the lean season approaches, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 5/24).


El Niño Weather Pattern Disrupts Crops In Africa For Second Year, Leaving At Least 50M Food…

The Guardian: 50 million Africans face hunger after crops fail again “Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the U.N. and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much of southern and eastern Africa…More


Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew Natsios, former Administrator, USAID, at Transforming Global Food Security, a series of discussions on preventing famine through improved technological innovation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on May 11th. You can watch the full event, but there were really two main questions I felt we were trying to answer in the discussion: what can technology tell us about the drivers of food insecurity, and would policy makers use that information to make sound policy decisions? Join us at ICTforAg for a follow-on panel discussion on food security with Christopher Burns, USAID; Hedwig Siewertsen, AGRA; Stewart Collis, aWhere; Daniele Tricarico, GSMA; Dr. Debisi Araba, Harvard Kennedy School; Wayan Vota, FHI 360. What Can Technology Tell Us About Food Insecurity


WHO | Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys

Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys Jeanne Chai, Günther Fink, Sylvia Kaaya, Goodarz Danaei, Wafaie Read More


Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

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Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in Read More


Effects of El Niño will persist long after it is gone, projections show

Some good news: the El Niño weather phenomenon that caused drought and food insecurity for tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa is almost over. Some bad news: the problems caused by the drought are far from over. Food insecurity will persist and actually get worse in some regions over the next years. After a year-long


U.N. Food Agencies Warn Additional Aid Needed To Prevent ‘Humanitarian Disaster’ In Yemen

IRIN: WFP warns money running out to feed Yemen “With ongoing violence and peace talks on fragile ground, Yemen’s population faces a new threat: the World Food Programme has warned that a funding shortfall may soon force it to halt operations in the country…” (Al-Sakkof/Slemrod, 5/12). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s food situation on verge of…More


Eradicating Hunger, Achieving Food Security Will Help Prevent Conflicts

Inter Press Service: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security Enrique Yeves, director of corporate communication at FAO “…Eradicating hunger is … not only a moral obligation, but something vital to guarantee a future for all of us. Improving food security can help to construct a sustainable peace, and even prevent future conflicts. We know that…More


What we learned giving 100,000 meals

Jess Carter reflects on her work delivering school lunches in Bangladesh, sharing the approaches she took to help the project be successful. The post What we learned giving 100,000 meals appeared first on WhyDev.


Report Examines Impact Of Feed The Future In Tanzania, Challenges To Achieving Food Security

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Feeding the Future? A Closer Look at U.S. Food Assistance in Tanzania Haodan “Heather” Chen, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that examines Feed the Future’s role…More


Up To 5.3M People In South Sudan Face Severe Food Insecurity, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan food crisis may almost double to 5.3 million — U.N. “Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of the year…” (Miles, 5/9).


International Community Must Empower African Farmers In Order To Protect Global Food Security

Los Angeles Times: African farmers need the tools and technology to adapt to a changing climate Esther Ngumbi, research scientist at Auburn University in Alabama and 2015 Aspen New Voices Fellow “…Across Africa and the globe, farmers need tools and technologies that will enable them to adapt to a changing climate. When those resources are…More


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