Oct 23, 2014

GHI 2014: Solutions to hidden hunger

The following piece by Amy Saltzman and Ekin Birol from HarvestPlus shares highlights from Chapter 3, "Addressing the Challenge of Hidden Hunger," from the 2014 Global Hunger Index.

Micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, afflict more than two billion individuals, or one in three people, globally. The effects can be devastating, leading to mental impairment, poor health and productivity, and even death. The decline in immunity to infections, cognitive impairment, and decreased work capacity that can result from hidden hunger has important socioeconomic implications, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Oct 17, 2014
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.