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Thirty hour famine..

On Friday March 13th World Vision UBC held their annual thirty hour famine. Why, you might ask, well because every 15 seconds someone somewhere in the world dies from malnutrition, not eating for 30 hours was our way of raising awareness and vital funds to help combat malnutrition. 292 more words


Syrian refugees in Egypt struggle amid UN funding crisis

As the fourth anniversary of the Syrian uprising passes, reduced support is pushing some Syrian families in Egypt towards dangerous choices.

CAIRO - “This place was full of life,” says Jan Abaza, coordinator of the Souriyat Association, as she walked through the empty rooms of the social centre for female Syrian refugees in Heliopolis, Cairo. 292 more words


Combating Malnutrition with School Meals

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School meal in Madagascar – www.wfp.org

Why Schools Should Be on the Frontline in Combating Malnutrition

To celebrate International School Meals Day… 304 more words

Food / Food Security

The Purchase from Africans for Africa programme (PAA Africa)

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FAO and WFP have long been partnering to promote food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities.

Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers and schools… 211 more words

Food / Food Security

Happy Women's Day!

In honor of International Women’s Day, below are some interesting links about women and agriculture. Feel free to post additional ones in the comments!

  1. The Female Face of Farming…
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Food Notes

Women’s contribution to food and nutrition security

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Research suggests increasing women’s access to agricultural resources would significantly improve food security worldwide.

Int’l Women’s Day 2015: Women farmers key to fighting hunger… 295 more words

Food / Food Security