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Camila Coelho: using fashion for a cause

The United Nations hosted fashion designer Michael Kors’ campaign, ‘‘Watch Hunger Stop", this Monday 21 October 2019. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) partners with Kors for the seventh year to help provi...

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Egypt: Tackling Food Waste and Loss

An estimated one third of all food produced globally is either lost or wasted. In Egypt, about a third of the grapes and a half of the tomatoes are lost through inefficient practices before they reach the consumer. To...

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Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yo...

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Senegal: Let The Sun Shine

United Nations - The adoption of a solar-powered water pump was only the first of a series of innovations to help farmers in South East Senegal adapt to the water scarcity caused by changes in climate. The Global Env...

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Zanzibar Island: Leadership Roles for Women

United Nations - Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania is changing. Not that long ago, you would never have seen a woman earning her own income or making decisions in the home. Now, through nearly twelve hundred F...

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KENYA: WHITE GOLD

United Nations - Kenya has one of Africa’s largest dairy sectors, and milk consumption here is the highest in the developing world. Some 80% of this milk is provided by small holder farmers. Increasing demand offers a...

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Kenya : Securing the Future

United Nations - When water and food are scarce and violence a constant threat, the future looks bleak. But in the arid lands of northern Kenya, a new approach to building secure lives is starting to bear fruit. Progr...

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Chile: Giving food a health check

United Nations - As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. The IAEA is working with over 70 countries worldwide to support the use of nucle...

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Indonesia: Saved by seaweed

United Nations - From sushi to soup – seaweed appears in diets around the world – and now it’s providing an economic lifeline in remote parts of Indonesia. Fishermen in West Papua were struggling to make a living – un...

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India: Millet Madness

Millets used to be a staple food in India, but in the last five decades, almost half of their cultivation has been replaced with more lucrative cash crops, resulting in a major change in people's diets. Millets have u...

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Namibia: The Crisis of Drought

Struggling to survive the severe shortage of food and water, people in Namibia's Kunene region have no choice but to wait out the worst drought in three decades. UNICEF says over 700,000 people including 109,000 child...

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Senegal: A New Way of Cooking, A New Way of Life

Senegal's energy transformation is beginning in the home. The World Bank is supporting a government energy project which includes a locally made cook stove, saving money for women across the country. The cook stove us...