Tag: FoodSecurityFoodAid

Poor Rains and Crop Infestation Threaten Deeper Hunger Across Southern Africa

| February 9, 2018

Photo: WFP/Jonathan Dumont 

JOHANNESBURG – The twin scourges of another prolonged dry spell and an invasive crop-eating worm are set to sharply curtail harvests across southern Africa, driving millions of people – most of them children – into severe hunger,

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Agriculture a hard sell for Zimbabwe’s youth

| December 27, 2017

Laiza Mukute’s 14-hectare plot is a pale shadow of what it was 10 years ago.

The Mukute family – 43-year-old Laiza, her husband, and three sons – obtained the plot in 2001 under a land reform programme that saw thousands …

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Prevention, Development Must be Central in All Efforts Tackling Emerging Complex Threats to International Peace, Secretary‑General Tells Security Council

| December 21, 2017

Prevention and development must be at the centre of all efforts to address both the quantitative and qualitative changes that were emerging in threats around the world, the Secretary‑General of the United Nations told the Security Council today, as some …

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General Assembly Takes Action on Second Committee Reports by Adopting 41 Texts, also Passes Overhaul of United Nations Peace, Security Pillar

| December 21, 2017

Increasing Official Development Assistance, Updating Bank Policies to Support 2030 Agenda among Resolutions Approved

Gearing up to implement the international community’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the General Assembly today adopted 41 resolutions and two related decisions aimed at strengthening nations’ efforts to …

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Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

| December 12, 2017
Photo: ©FAO/Sue Price

Developing countries that are commodities-dependent are set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies, unless there is a renewed commitment to policy change.

11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome - Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs)…

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