World Food Forum
02
AUG
2016

Food security: Kyrgyzstan and World Food Programme launch skill training
Kyrgyz Republic

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic agreed to develop training courses and coaching services related to techniques in agriculture, to improve the knowledge, livelihoods and food security of the poor and vulnerable across the...
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25
JUL
2016

The Social Fridge: the Argentine answer to the interconnected problems of hunger and food waste
Argentina

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According to FAO’s latest estimates, there are 47 million people – around 8% of the population – suffering from hunger in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Yet, says the FAO, the region produces more than enough food to feed everybody. Now, a new Argentine venture...
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18
JUL
2016

Food security: FAO supports South Sudan households with tools and seeds to resume food production
South Sudan

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said it has distributed vital crop seeds and tools to over 180,000 household farmers in South Sudan. The initiative, it said, will benefit 1.1 million people in the nation. The agency anticipates that seeds will reach the...
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11
JUL
2016

Food safety: Nepal is working to update its law dating back to 1967
Nepal

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The Government of Nepal wants to amend its Food Safety Act to broaden the definition of food and define more types of malpractice in food trade. The changes in the law are being designed to control food adulteration and “other wrongdoings”. A spokesman for the Department of Food...
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05
JUL
2016

France improves food security in Haitian schools
Haiti

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Haiti has about 3.6 million food insecure people, including 1.5 million in critical situations. The food aid program implemented by France, aims to strengthen local production and to support the national school feeding policy. In order to guarantee income for Haitian farmers,...
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27
JUN
2016

Food security: new report says bioenergy crops are not a risk to food production and sustainable development
Netherlands

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Bioenergy development and food security can be simultaneously improved, contrary to the popular belief that biofuels displace food crops, according to a report released by an international, multidisciplinary team of experts from 10 institutions, with prof. dr. Joy Clancy of the...
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21
JUN
2016

Food safety: Usa and Canada sign a new partnership
Usa, Canada

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With a shared border that is more than 5,500 miles long, Canada and the United States have a lot in common, including a shared food supply. So it is no surprise that Canadian food safety agencies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a “systems recognition...
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08
JUN
2016

Responsible land use and tenure are key to promoting peace in Colombia
Colombia

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Colombia will deploy responsible land tenure principles to secure the rights of indigenous communities living in protected natural areas, buoyed by support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the European Union.The initiative aims to contribute to...
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26
MAY
2016

Myanmar, mango farmers apply for GAP food-safety certificate
Myanmar

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Seventeen mango farmers in Mandalay Region have applied for a certification that would show they are abiding by prominent safety standards. Mango farmers only became eligible for good agricultural practice (GAP) certification this year. The certificate shows buyers that “fruits...
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