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MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015 About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number [...]
By Amy McMillen, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator, FAO-Washington, DC In just one month we will observe World Food Day for the 34th time! World Food Day, October 16, marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and on this day since its inception millions around the world have joined FAO [...]

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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. [...]
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