22 October 2014, Rome--- Do you know that malnutrition is believed to be the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million children annually? A quarter of the children in the world, and a third in developing countries, are ‘small’ or stunted due to lack of nutritious foods - while, around one and a half billion people globally are overweight, with half a billion deemed obese ? Malnutrition could cost as much as $3.5 trillion or $500 per person in lost productivity and health care expenses. The second ‘Dialogue on Nutrition’ led by the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, (...)
17 October 2014, Rome---The National Geographic Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness on food and agriculture issues. The Future of Food series examines the topic of feeding a booming population and covers the complex issues surrounding food around the world.
16 October 2014, Rome--- The State of Food and Agriculture for 2014 has been released today by FAO. This year’s topic: Innovation in Family Farming. There are more than 570 million farms in the world. Over 500 million of those are family run farms. While the United Nations has declared 2014 as the international year of Family farming, the topic is garnering more and more attention as new research and analysis emerge about the role of family farmers in global food security. However, as this latest report acknowledges, definitions of family farming and how to tackle the (...)
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