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Improving Global Food Security Without Rocket Science

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), writes that ‘tackling postharvest losses is not rocket science’, but does require the coordinated effort of many actors. The WFP addresses postharvest loss under its ‘Purchase for Progress’ pilot capacity-building and training program, currently working in 20 countries. http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/improving-global-food-security-r-analysis-528272  

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IFPRI Strategy 2013 – 2018: Food Policy Research in a Time of Unprecedented Challenges

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published a strategy report for the next 5 years in food policy research. Their first strategic area is ‘ensuring sustainable food production’, which encompasses reduction of waste within the food system. Read the full report here, or see highlights here. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/ifpri-strategy-2013-2018 Full report: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/gi40.pdf Highlights: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/strategy2013hl.pdf

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High Level Consultation (HLC) on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition in the Post 2015 Development Framework: Joint Chairs and co-Leads Synthesis Report

The High Level Consultation on Hunger, Food Security, and Nutrition in the Post 2015 Development Framework published a vision report on how to sustainably end hunger, insecurity, and malnutrition by 2025. Their pathway outline includes three main components: 1) sustainable and resilient food production and consumption, 2) good nutrition for all, and 3) agents of transformation. http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/post2015/sites/post2015/files/files/Synthesis%20document%204th%20April.pdf

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“Enormous Opportunity” for Ending Hunger in Africa

The FAO Director General recently met with senior delegates from African nations to prepare for a High-level meeting in June between international leaders. Discussions occurred around the growing opportunities for ending hunger in Africa, which are due to advancements in political will, partnerships, and collaboration. Promoting rural infrastructure development was listed as a food security program priority […]

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United Nations Committed to a World of Zero Hunger

The United Nations Regional Commissions and the Food and Agriculture Organization signed a Cooperation Framework to strengthen their commitment towards ending global hunger. One focus area is agricultural value chain development. http://www.unescap.org/news/united-nations-committed-world-zero-hunger

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Post-Harvest Loss Prevention Can Mean More Food for All

Undersecretary Robert Hormats of the Department of State says loss can be reduced through the development and dissemination of appropriate technologies, and by the adoption of policies and incentives for investment in postharvest infrastructure. Hormats anticipates food preservation to be a topic of discussion in the G8’s meeting in Northern Ireland in June. http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2013/02/20130226143046.html#axzz2Mc5L0RHu http://www.indepthnews.info/index.php/global-issues/1461-battle-against-post-harvest-losses-can-be-won […]

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Joint UN Meeting on Food Security Focuses on ‘Building a Future Free of Hunger’

A special joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the UN General Assembly, the UN food organizations, and world experts aimed to identify steps to eradicate world hunger. High level UN officials call for successful cooperation among global insitutions, and examples of strong collaborations and partnerships are highlighted. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/news/ecosoc/food-security.html

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FAO and CGIAR Consortium Form Strategic Partnership

FAO and the CGIAR Consortium signed an MOU to form a strategic partnership working towards a food-secure future. The Consortium will advise FAO on agricultural research priorities and direct special focus on innovation and information-sharing, seeking to make new technologies more widely available to smallholder farmers. http://www.cgiar.org/consortium-news/fao-and-cgiar-consortium-form-strategic-partnership/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Combating Postharvest Loss in the Fight Against Global Hunger

The federal government is strongly stressing the importance of reducing global food loss. Washington’s flagship global food security program, Feed the Future, has a direct focus on reducing postharvest loss. A recent partnership with seed multinational DuPont to improve the cowpea value chain in Ethiopia is one example of such efforts. http://www.feedthefuture.gov/article/combating-postharvest-loss-fight-against-global-hunger

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MOU Signed between IGMRI and CWC for Post Harvest Management of Foodgrains

India’s Department of Food & Public Distribution and the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) signed an MOU to create a center for capacity-building in postharvest management of foodgrains. The CWC will oversee training functions of the Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute (IGMRI). http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowBussinessNews.asp?id=37289

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