Food Security

Assemblywoman stunned by WFP plan to use Nixon as back-up candidate

Manhattan Assemblywoman Deborah Glick said she was blindsided by a secret plan hatched by the Working Families Party to have Cynthia Nixon run …

New York City

In South Sudan, Effects of Hunger Will Linger After the War Ends

There is no end in sight to South Sudan’s conflict, which has destroyed communities and upended the economy. Even when the bullets stop, high rates …

Africa

What needs to be done to ensure food security in Nigeria

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Africa

Women at the UN are Still Waiting for Their #MeToo Moment

A <i>New York Times</i> report on the mishandling of sexual misconduct claims at the United Nations illustrates a pervasive lack of accountability for …

Feminism

US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants

The United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's …

News (U.S.)

U.S. pledges additional $6 million to help Colombia with Venezuelan exodus

The United States is giving Colombia an additional $6 million in aid to deal with the growing number of Venezuelans crossing the border trying to …

Venezuela

Food security in the Middle East and north Africa

Middle East

Ocasio-Cortez defeated Crowley in the primary, but he won’t take his name off the November ballot

The battle between rising progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Democratic establishment challenger may not be over yet.<p>On Tuesday the <i>New</i> …

Government

United Nations Puts Blockchain at Center of New ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’

The United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres has created a ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation,’ which explicitly puts blockchain …

Blockchain

Three ways cryptocurrency can end poverty

Bros, Lambos, and…NGOs?<p>Crypto sometimes gets a bad rap, between its use for illicit internet purchases, its ‘bros in Lambos’ reputation, and its …

South Sudan

Response to Comments on “Designing river flows to improve food security futures in the Lower Mekong Basin”

• J. L. Sabo,<br>• A. Ruhi,<br>• G. W. Holtgrieve,<br>• V. Elliott,<br>• M. E. Arias,<br>• P. B. Ngor,<br>• T. A. Räsänsen,<br>• S. Nam<p>, Designing river flows to improve food security futures …

Food Security

Nigeria: World Food Body Needs $49 Million for Insurgency-Ravaged North East

World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $49 million to continue lifesaving support until the end of 2018 to assist the most food insecure and …

Africa

Poll: Finnish support for development aid at 10-year high

The Finnish Foreign Ministry's latest yearly poll shows a five percent increase year-on-year in the number of Finns who feel that the development aid …

Finland

Urban Agriculture Could Transform Food Security

Using science, technology and innovation could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in African cities, …

Urban Agriculture

Farming as Resistance: Reviving Indigenous Agricultural Practices in Palestine

"If we as Palestinians cannot produce our own food, build our own shelter, have our own energy—how can we get rid of this occupation?”<p>Om Sleiman couldn’t be further from the popular imagination of an organic farm. The dirt road leading to the property traces the route of Israel’s Separation …

Israel

U.N. Aid Chief: ‘Evidence of Humanitarian Need,’ Some Progress in N. Korea

The U.N. aid chief has found “clear evidence of humanitarian need” in North Korea during a visit that included touring hospitals, nurseries, …

North Korea

Italian pop star laura Pausini named WFP Goodwill Ambassador

Rome, July 11 (IANS/AKI) Award-winning Italian singer laura Pausini will be on Thursday become Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations World Food …

Africa

What Trump, African Leaders Need on Food Security

The Global Food Security Act, an Obama-era piece of legislation that marshals foreign aid to speed up agricultural growth and reduce hunger in poor …

African Politics

UN to take up S.Sudan arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>The UN Security Council is expected to vote this week on imposing an arms embargo against South Sudan, a US proposal which follows a power-sharing agreement between warring leaders.<p>The United States is South Sudan's biggest aid provider, and was a major backer …

Africa

Document - Information Kit 17 3RP Inter-Agency Achievements as of 2017 and Summary of 2018 Plan for Syrian Refugees - Iraq

United Nations

In South Sudan, Veterinarians Work to Stave Off Famine

Veterinarians have become an integral part of the humanitarian response to malnutrition in the war-torn country.South Sudanese children from the …

Agriculture

Scarborough & Tweed Expands Made-in-U.S.A. Collection

Scarborough & Tweed is celebrating summer by expanding its line of made-in-the-U.S.A. products. From bags to pens to drinkware, Scarborough & Tweed …

Tweed

Investing in Early Childhood to Break the Poverty Cycle: the Case of Mauritania

Bachatt Ould Boughrou is one of the villages targeted by the Mauritanian Government for the five-year <i>Tekavoul</i> (solidarity in Arabic) social transfer …

Africa

Is Yemen’s war ending?

The recent moves towards talks bring hope

Middle East

Saudi govt gifts 80 tons dates for people of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jul 9 (APP):The Saudi government Monday handed over a gift of 80 tons of dates to the World Food Program for distribution among the needy …

Saudi Arabia

UN: 1 in 4 Children Live in Country of Conflict or Disaster

About a quarter of the world's children — about 535 million — are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, the head of the U.N. …

Africa

‘Water scarcity, declining soil fertility threat to food security’

Secretary to the Union Government’s Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare S.K. Pattanayak has said that declining soil fertility and scarcity …

Farming

Syrian troops celebrate seizing Jordan border crossing

NASSIB BORDER CROSSING, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian government forces took up positions and raised state flags at the Nassib border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, celebrating the recapture of a key trade route that rebels held for three years.<p>The forces in Deraa province recovered the crossing on …

Middle East

William Lambers: Farms can help end children's hunger in Ohio

We all want a hunger-free America, so both political parties ought to be able to come together on this issue. Why not start by supporting more …

Agriculture

Declining Food Security in a Philippine Oil Palm Frontier: The Changing Role of Cooperatives

Agricultural cooperatives’ long-held redistributive function- one of moral economy and poverty alleviation- has changed dramatically as they emerge …

Australian Universities