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Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal?

Rome (Italy) – The first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious – and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time. Poverty is so intertwined with hunger, migration, forced displacement, conflict and environmental degradation that prioritising its eradication is not only a moral and economic imperative, but essential to address the most pressing global issues of our time.

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Women for Expo – Khadija Doucoure (IFAD): Africa is progressing slowly but surely on rural women’s empowerment

In Africa, like everywhere, empowerment of rural women leads to an increase in their economic, social and political power.

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Forum calls for key roles for women in agricultural R&D

Nairobi – African governments must place rural women farmers at the apex of agricultural research and scientific innovation to achieve sustainable development and economic growth, a conference has heard.

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Measuring how climate change affects Africa’s food security

Nairobi – The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report shows climate change will heavily impact Africa’s food security, but experts disagree on the exact consequences.

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UN releases new annual hunger report: SOFI 2014

The three Rome-based UN food agencies – FAO, IFAD and the WFP – have published a new UN hunger report. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) presents new estimates on the number and proportion of chronically undernourished people in the world and also reports on the progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.

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A world without hunger is possible

There are 173 million fewer people suffering from hunger than in 1990. Will we see the end of world hunger?

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