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Celebrating a legacy, envisioning a food secure future

The image of a female smallholder farmer eking out a living on a postage stamp-sized parcel of degraded land with a baby on her back and barely enough to feed her family may belong in the history books, but more work is needed to get to…

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Going regional for food security

The following story by Nadim Khouri, Deputy Executive Secretary at the  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. Subsidiarity is the principle that…

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Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around

The following piece by IFPRI's  Maximo Torero is an excerpt of a  story that was originally posted on the Devex Global Views blog  in honor of World Food Day (October 16). On  World Food Day, it's time to remind ourselves that economic growth is only…

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The fight against hunger cannot be won alone

The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. With 805 million people worldwide…

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Overcoming the triple burden of malnutrition in the MENA region


The following story by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. The triple burden of malnutrition—the coexistence of food insecurity, undernutrition, and overweight and obesity—is a growing…

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Finding a road to stability in the Arab region

The following story by  Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the  International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. The string of upheavals in the Arab region in the…

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UN International Day of Rural Women

We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a  probably irreversible  path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades. As policymakers…

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Resources supporting a world free from hidden hunger

The following post by  Sight and Life  Director Klaus Kraemer was  originally published on the Global Nutrition Report website. As we approach World Food Day, we must not overlook a hunger that does not always respond to just the provision of food —…

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GHI 2014: Hunger in the shadows of the Millennium Development Goals

Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite…

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Smallholder agriculture: “It’s a cool business!"

The following post is a modified version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) website. Today nearly 450 million farmers work on less than 2 hectares of land. Collectively, these…

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