In low income countries wastewater treatment does not always work and, in consequence, water in and around the cities is heavily polluted. Peri-urban farmers often use these waters to irrigate their crops with obvious health and environmental risks! Using safe irrigation practices becomes then essential to ensure the safety of [...]
Newsletter by ANGOC and AAHM Asia - Vol.1, No.1 January to June 2012
We are pleased to send you the first issue of the Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM) newsletter for the Asian region. AAHM is a global alliance created on the recommendation of the World Food Summit in 2003 [...]
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour ran an 11-minute feature today, speaking to Ann Tutwiler and a Ugandan farmer.
You can listen to the broadcast (for one week) at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xt0z6.
At a time when the number of hungry around the globe appears to be on the rise, several countries are turning to a rights-based approach, grounded in the human right to food, to address hunger and malnutrition within their borders. While Latin America has been leading this trend, numerous countries in Eastern and [...]
BEYOND RIO+20 AGENDA: WHAT IS NEXT?
Twenty years after the last Earth Summit, the city of Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil made history again as it hosted the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) [...]
What is this toolkit for?
Hunger is the world’s biggest killer but it can be stopped, if politicians take notice and do something. That’s where you come in. This toolkit is a key part of the We Won’t Accept Hunger project, which is about getting more people involved intaking action on [...]
Lok Niti and Raj Niti are terms coined from the Sanskrit by Mahatma Gandhi. Lok Niti signifies people’s politics—the people
in command and direct governance by the sovereign people, as opposed to Raj Niti—the politics of the nation state or
indirect rule by a centralized government leadership based on current [...]
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on 11 May 2012. The CFS is the United Nations’ forum for reviewing and following up on policies [...]