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The Women Who Feed The World

The Women Who Feed The World

Many have warned that if women’s unpaid work were to be duly counted, the economic model as we know it would fall apart. Yet, are we aware of how the world would be fed if women in the rural areas simply stopped? According to UN reports, the share of women in the agricultural labor force [PDF] comprises […]

Invest In Food Security And Rural Development

Invest In Food  Security And Rural Development

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and […]

World Food Day – Zero Hunger

World Food Day – Zero Hunger

October 16 is observed as the World Food Day in honour of the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945. The theme for this year is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”. Check out some stats on WFD: 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million […]

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

1. Every year brings millions of success stories Hunger levels in the developing world have dropped by 29 percent since 2000. Which means millions of children are looking forward to better growth and a healthier life than their parents. With better nutrition these children have a higher chance of finishing school, finding decent work and […]

How Ecological Farming Works Better Than The Use Of Chemicals

How Ecological Farming Works Better Than The Use Of Chemicals

Gervasio Mwituria M’anampiu, 52 has a five acre farm in Meru and plants a variety of traditional crops. His yields include: sweet potatoes, beans, groundnuts, bananas, vegetables like Sukuma, spinach. He is proud of his farms on which he uses irrigation for water. He has two farms. On one, he only uses compost manure; on […]

Feeding The Cities Of The Future – #World Food Day

Feeding The Cities Of The Future – #World Food Day

14 October 2016, Rome – All cities, big and small, can and must help build the sustainable, resilient food systems of the future, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva stressed during the second meeting of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, a collaboration between mayors of 130 cities from around the world. Signed at the […]