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Investing in childcare and adult education, and giving women farmers the same access as men to fertiliser and training, could significantly increase food production and improve their lives and that of their families, according to a report that highlights the deep-rooted gender gaps in Africa's agricultural sector.

The report, published by [...]


Food Tank speaks with Sonja Vermeulen of CCAFS about addressing climate change and improving food security through agriculture.

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Sonja Vermeulen, the Head of Research at the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research’s (CGIAR) program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS). [...]


Since it was launched in 2003, Brazil’s Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) strategy has allowed 28 million people to break free from the cycle of hunger.

These impressive figures suggest that public policy can have a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This report looks at some of the conditions contributing [...]


The Millennium Development Goals have been a remarkable global report card, helping focus the world’s attention on global development and human health priorities. The MDGs did not, however, focus on how and why progress across development sectors must be sustainable, and that is one of the key challenges for the [...]


The infographic describes the links between food security, gender and climate change. It gives the analytical framework of the Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development (FAO and CCAFS 2012, second edition 2013), available at:


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The high-level international conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health will take place on February 10-12, 2011, in New Delhi, India.  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has graciously agreed to inaugurate it.

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