The latest FAO estimates indicate that global hunger reduction continues: about 805 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012–14, down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990–92.
By Amy McMillen, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator, FAO-Washington, DC Curated by the FAO Liaison Office for North America with the World Food Day Network, Perspectives is an essay series that digs deeper into the annual World Food Day theme. This year, read different points of view on the value and future of family farming from farmers, [...]
By Lívia Pontes, Communications Consultant, FAO, Washington, DC. On Monday, FAO North America hosted Sue Lautze, FAO representative and UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, at a briefing about the crisis in the country. Since last December, the world’s youngest nation has been mired in conflict. Political disputes in the government led to clashes [...]
By Emily Hunker, Communications Intern, FAO-Washington, DC. A key to a sustainable solution to hunger may come from what many are calling the Livestock Revolution. At a recent event on Capitol Hill, Livestock for Livelihood, panelists discussed the value of incorporating efficient animal husbandry into smallholder farms to build food security. The event, which was [...]
Today marks the end of World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding has a critical impact on a child’s life: it can prolong it by strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of disease transmission. As a result, breastfeeding is also key to reaching the Millenium Development Goals. This article is cross-posted with permission by 1,000 days. [...]