Nutrition

G20 must include the world’s poor in growth agenda, urges NGO alliance

As the G20 seeks to build a stronger and more stable global economy, leaders must include the world’s poor in their plan, NGO alliance InterAction urged at the close of the 2013 G20 summit.

Nutrition for Growth: An Historic Moment for Global Nutrition Efforts?

World leaders gathered Saturday in London at the Nutrition for Growth summit and pledged an impressive total of $21.9 billion to be spent between now and 2020 to combat undernutrition. Just as significant as the amounts pledged was who was pledging: governments, foundations, businesses and NGOs all made commitments that resulted in billions of dollars.

Calling on Congress, U.S. Government to Make Food Security a Higher Priority

Congress should commit the United States to a global food and nutrition security strategy, and the vice president should oversee it, a new report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recommends.

Brazil and Food Security: A "Remarkable Story" with Lessons for Others

In 40 years, Brazil went from importing most of its staples – such as rice, beans and milk – to being a major exporter of food worldwide. How?

Antonio Lopes, the president of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, points to “government decisions” – decisions to strengthen universities, hire and send researchers around the world for training, and create an enabling environment for the development of tropical agriculture.

Moving Local Organizations into the Driver’s Seat

Sometimes the best way to serve families over the long haul is to step back. A recent change to U.S. foreign assistance policy is putting more local organizations in the lead on development projects around the world.

One in a Million; One Million Too Many

In trying to make sense of the senseless world around us, we can talk ourselves in circles about cycles. Cycles of violence. Cycles of poverty. Giving the impression we understand them and are searching for a way to break them. Then there are weather cycles, crop cycles, food production cycles—and cycles of starvation so overwhelming that they almost break us.

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