Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday.

2017-11-10T17:37:37-05:0010 Nov 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 3: Good Health, News|

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report

Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets.

2018-04-22T11:51:30-04:0010 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.

2018-04-22T11:51:38-04:0006 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

2018-04-22T11:51:58-04:0023 Jun 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

Food price index drops due to abundant supplies, slow economic growth

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015 according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, while the agency also reported that the dwindling global economy has triggered sharp price falls from metals to energy markets.

2018-04-22T12:02:04-04:0007 Jan 2016|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|