Oct 17, 2014

Food security stocks and the potential collapse of the Bali Agreement

The following is an excerpted version of a blog story that was originally published on the Food Security Portal’s Food for Thought blog.

After several days of work, and the usual posturing and drama, Members of the WTO closed the Ninth Ministerial Conference on December 7 2013 with an agreement on the first comprehensive multilateral trade package negotiated within that organization.

Oct 17, 2014

Celebrating a legacy, envisioning a food secure future

Participants at recent Borlaug Symposium ask “Are we on track?”

The image of a female smallholder farmer eking out a living on a postage stamp-sized parcel of degraded land with a baby on her back and barely enough to feed her family may belong in the history books, but more work is needed to get to that point.

Oct 16, 2014

The fight against hunger cannot be won alone

The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog.

Oct 16, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

UN International Day of Rural Women

Why rural women are integral in the upcoming climate change negotiations

We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades.

Oct 14, 2014

Resources supporting a world free from hidden hunger

The following post by Sight and Life Director Klaus Kraemer was originally published on the Global Nutrition Report website.

As we approach World Food Day, we must not overlook a hunger that does not always respond to just the provision of food — hidden hunger.

Oct 13, 2014

GHI 2014: Hunger in the shadows of the Millennium Development Goals

Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite significant inroads made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition since 1990, 805 million people are still going hungry.

Earlier today, IFPRI and partners Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe launched the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI). Detailing hunger at national, regional, and global levels, the GHI provides a comprehensive view of global hunger on an annual basis. Now in its ninth year, the report presents scores calculated for 120 countries, based on three equally-weighted indicators: undernourishment, child underweight, and child mortality. These scores are measured along a 100-point scale; a score of zero represents no hunger and 100 signifies that the entire population was undernourished.