Hunger alleviation

Do you get hangry?

Money may not buy happiness, but I am certainly happier when I am not hungry. And, while I sit here typing away, satiated after a nutritiously fulfilling lunch, people are hangry...chronically hangry.

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“Global leverage points” for sustainable food security

Achieving sustainable global food security is one of humanity’s great challenges. A team of international scientists has identified key “global leverage points” that offer the best opportunities to improve both global food security and environmental sustainability. 

Training Workshop: "Food and Nutrition Security - FNS"

Photo courtesy Karl Kubel Stiftung fur Kind und Familie

Food and nutrition security is not a problem of sufficient production, but rather a problem of continuous access to sufficient, safe, culturally acceptable and nutritious food, health-nutrition relationships, adequate water supply and sanitation, appropriate care, and adequate knowledge and education about food and nutrition security.

Policies Against Hunger

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Since 2001, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has hosted the annual conference on "Policies against Hunger", which every year brings together high-level experts to discuss crucial aspects of global food security.

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Understanding the Links Between Trees, Forests and Nutrition

Globally, about 842 million people are undernourished – about 12% of the population – and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, or “hidden hunger,” according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Modern Agricultural Education – a Must for African Development

The coming developments in Africa involve so much more than what has traditionally been considered within the framework of foreign aid, especially agricultural research and training.

Research and higher education will eventually lead to development and a better life for individuals as well as nations. We in Sweden know this from our own experience.

World Food Day 2013. Focus: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

16th of October is the World Food Day. First celebrated in 1979, it is also the anniversary of FAO's founding. The theme of the day is announced at the beginning of each year by the FAO, this initiative is meant to facilitate better understanding of the problems and solutions to ending hunger.

FAO Updated Information on The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.