- Loch Duart to use salmon products for curing malnutrition
Jul 08, 2014
Loch Duart Ltd, independent Scottish salmon farmers, has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments in advanced nutrition.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Malnutrition]
- For the first time, 90 chickpea genomes decoded
Jan 28, 2013
Decoding of chickpea genomes, a leading grain legume, will help in improving livelihoods of small farmers and provide nutritional security to the poor.
[Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [ICRISAT] [Chickpea Genomes] [India] [Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia]
- Inclusive policies can fight hunger, malnutrition: report
Oct 09, 2013
The sixth edition of the ‘Right to Food and Nutrition Watch’ identifies a number of policies that generate hunger and malnutrition.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Food insecurity] [Farmers] [Food crisis]
- India’s lower house passes National Food Security Bill
Aug 27, 2013
Just before voting on the bill, the Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said, the BJP is supporting the legislation despite it being half-baked.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [Food insecurity] [Food Distribution] [India]
- India’s Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod
Sep 03, 2013
The ambitious bill, to provide highly subsidised foodgrains is expected to benefit 82 crore people in the country.
[India] [Food Distribution] [Food crisis] [Indian Parliament] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty]
- Ban Ki-moon urges for socially equitable food systems
Jun 05, 2013
“By reducing food waste, we can save money and resources, minimize environmental impacts and, most importantly, move towards a world where everyone has enough to eat,” the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon said.
[Food] [South Asia] [Ban Ki-moon] [Hunger and Poverty]
- Food Security Bill introduced in India’s Lower House
Aug 08, 2013
The much-touted Food Security Bill, which proposes to give the country's three-fourth population subsidised food, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
[South Asia] [Food safety] [India] [Food insecurity] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food]
- Will the WTO torpedo India's massive cheap food programme?
Jul 12, 2013
With the unwillingness of the US to extend the subsidy limit for addressing the nutrition needs of the hungry, India’s National Food Security bill could run into serious problems, writes Devinder Sharma.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Food crisis] [Food insecurity] [Agriculture] [India]
- Make Bangladesh hunger free: Hasina to food officials
Nov 10, 2014
Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina said it's indeed a hard task to ensure food security of all people amidst frequent natural calamities.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Bangladesh]
- FAO to begin testing new tool to measure hunger
Mar 14, 2013
The new approach relies on gathering information on the extent and severity of hunger from food-insecure people.
[Hunger and Poverty] [FAO] [United Nations]
- Govt committed to passing Food Bill: Indian Minister
Apr 26, 2013
The Government is fully prepared and hopeful that the bill will be passed before the end of the second half of the budget session, said K V Thomas, India's Food and Consumer Affairs Minister.
[India] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food] [South Asia]
- India: In tribal Malkangiri, women leaders take on hunger
Jul 26, 2013
Empowering women can lead to food security in tribal areas as women and food security are closely linked, writes Sarada Lahangir.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [India] [Food security] [Women]
- Delhi becomes first state to roll-out food security scheme
Jul 27, 2013
Delhi has become the first Indian state to role out the food security programme. It will benefit 32 lakh people in its first phase.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Food] [South Asia] [India] [Agriculture]
- Minding the mid-day meal: How a mother made a difference
Aug 04, 2013
The mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has drawn attention directly to the way we articulate and work for educational entitlements, writes Parvinder Singh and Priyanka Sarkar.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Children] [South Asia] [India]
- Hunger in India: A silent emergency
Dec 04, 2012
Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a ‘hunger-free India’ can be achieved through formation of an efficient and effective National Food Security Bill, 2011 that will make access to food a legal right, says M S Swaminathan, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Chairman Emeritus M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF).
[India] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty]
- Through this book, I wanted to tell stories of starvation deaths: Harsh Mander
Feb 06, 2013
Ash In The Belly- India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger by Harsh Mander, is a shocking book, said Mark Tully, a veteran journalist.
[India starvation deaths] [Hunger and Poverty] [India] [Hunger] [Mark Tully] [South Asia]
- For a better future, over four lakh Indians write to PM
Jun 08, 2015
Lakhs of Indians write to the Prime Minister for a better future as part of the Action-2015 May mobilisation campaign.
[Girl education] [Climate Change] [Girl child] [South Asia] [Civil society] [Hunger and Poverty] [Sustainable Development]
- Using hashtags to feed children in India
Jul 06, 2015
The campaign 'If hashstags could feed' on Twitter is aimed at persuading people to donate money towards feeding the school children in India.
[South Asia] [India] [Social media] [Hunger and Poverty] [Twitter] [Children]
- Half of world's food thrown away: study
Jan 10, 2013
As much as half of the world's food, amounting to two billion tonnes worth, ends up being thrown away, a new report says.
[Food] [Hunger] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food wastage] [Food prices] [Food security]
- Food insecurity, debt rise in Sri Lanka’s north
Sep 30, 2013
While there is still enough food in the smaller number of villages surveyed, fewer people can afford it, said Kathy Derore, head of the programme unit at World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka.
[Sri Lanka] [Food prices] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food security]
- Food Security Scheme: Indian govt set to meet obligations
Jul 09, 2013
India’s national capital, Delhi, is all set to become the first state in the country to roll out the food security scheme.
[Food] [South Asia] [Agriculture] [Hunger and Poverty] [India] [Food insecurity]
- What it takes to deliver midday meal
Aug 06, 2013
To run the midday meal programme successfully, it requires attention to detail and needs an active involvement of those placed the highest in the land, writes Sunita Narain.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [Food] [Food insecurity] [India]
- Take Food bill message to masses: Rahul to Congmen
Jul 29, 2013
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked his partymen to take the message of Food Security bill to grassroots.
[Food insecurity] [Food security] [Food prices] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty] [India]
- WB project to reduce malnutrition among IDPs in Sri Lanka
Jun 28, 2013
According to a World Bank report, the project is making satisfactory progress in reducing malnutrition among the internally displaced people in the island country.
[South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty] [Malnutrition]