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Closing the gender gap in agriculture: Which way, Africa?

Over 70% of people in sub-Saharan Africa depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 60% of employed women work in the agricultural sector and a significant number of them are smallholder farmers. Thus, it may be rightly said that African women are the backbone of the continent’s agriculture and nutrition. Continue reading “Closing the gender gap in agriculture: Which way, Africa?”

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The Urban Food Security challenge: a step towards winning the Hunger Games

Are the Hunger Games real?

If you read Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy or watch its 2012 film adaptation with Jennifer Lawrence, for some of you the settings of the book/movie would seem very familiar: a dystopian society where people live in (sometimes extreme) hunger and poverty and are obliged to fight forfood and survival. It the surreal world of Panem presented in ‘The Hunger Games’, it seems that a few of the world`s rich control the food supply and that give food to those in need. Continue reading “The Urban Food Security challenge: a step towards winning the Hunger Games”

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.@GrazianodaSilva: the world needs to learn from China’s success in reducing hunger

ROME, June 3 (Xinhua) — The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said Monday that China has saved almost 100 million people from hunger, a reduction of 37.6 percent over the past two decades that puts it on track to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goal of halving the prevalence of poverty and hunger by 2015. Continue reading “.@GrazianodaSilva: the world needs to learn from China’s success in reducing hunger”