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The IFPRI-FAO Global Event: Accelerating the end of hunger (PAEPARD blog)

With rising levels of global hunger putting the goal of ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 in serious jeopardy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organised a global conference aimed at urgently accelerating efforts to achieve Zero Hunger worldwide. PAEPARD also posted about the conference side event on the CAADP biennial review mechanism.

Adolescent girls vulnerable to malnutrition—report (SciDev)

Reporting on the launch of the Global Nutrition Report and focus on adolescent girls, SciDev talks to Hazel Malapit and John McDermott.

Report: S-E Asia grappling with stunted kids, anaemia (Straits Times)

Most South-east Asian countries are grappling with stunting and anaemia, according to the Global Nutrition Report.

India home to a third of world's stunted children, says report (CNBC)

India faces a particularly stark challenge in addressing under-nutrition and stunting, according to the Global Nutrition Report.

UN: Climate change, depleted resources leave world hungry (Indian Express)

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, said FAO and IFPRI in a call for renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach zero hunger.

Hunger, malnutrition rolling back global food security gains (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

The conference in Bangkok, Thailand has attracted delegates primarily from Africa and Asia and is providing a platform to accelerate the sharing of existing specialty knowledge, approaches and tools that have led to success in many countries so others can learn, adapt and accelerate their own work to reduce hunger and malnutrition in sustainable ways.

South-east Asia grapples with stunting and anemia: Global report (Straits Times)

The launch of the Global Nutrition report at the Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition conference sheds light on the malnutrition challenges facing Southeast Asia.

Target to end all forms of malnutrition in jeopardy (SABC)

South African Broadcasting report on challenges facing Africa in reaching food security goals in a radio broadcast report.

Governments must step up efforts to meet deadline to end hunger – U.N. (Reuters)

IFPRI and FAO urged governments to invest in “accelerators” - public polices aided by investment and new technologies that can speed up progress in tackling hunger.

High-level UN meet to tackle hunger and obesity (SciDev)

Accelerating progress is necessary to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, particularly in Asia where 60 percent of the world's undernourished live.

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk (Associated Press)

Climate change and the depletion of natural resources are making it more difficult to feed the global population, necessitating acceleration of progress in reducing hunger and malnutrition.

PM Ngirente in Bangkok for global meeting to end hunger (Rwanda News Agency)

Rwanda’s main newswire provided coverage of the Prime Minister’s keynote speech.

This week: A global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition (ILRI Blog)

ILRI’s Susan MacMillan shares information on the Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition conference and themes driving the discussions.

Ending hunger by 2030 is possible, if we can accelerate progress (Reuters)

Shenggen Fan argues that the world still can reach the goal of eliminating hunger by 2030 but to do so we must accelerate the progress made so far by investing in accelerators – the policies, interventions, and innovations that can overcome barriers to ending hunger and malnutrition.

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