Online, 22 Sep 2014. It is essential that the livestock donor community increases its efforts to improve human health and development in view of the key contribution that animal source foods can make to improving human nutrition and health. Around 50 representatives from global donor organisations and partners met at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters in Seattle, USA on 16 – 18 September 2014 to inform, exchange ideas and decide about the impact of donor investments in dairy research and development on increasing the production, quality, safety and nutritional value of milk and dairy products and on improving the physical and cognitive development of children. The goal of the meeting was to evaluate the evidence, identify funding opportunities, define development indicators and formulate future programme strategies.

The State of the Global Partnership for Development

Online, 19 Sep 2014. This week the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Gap Task Force released its latest report on the progress made towards achieving the goals set by the United Nations under MDG 8. The task force concluded that there are still persistent problems in effort coordination and engagement from developed countries, which holds back the further progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World

Online, 17 Sep 2014. ‘The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014’ has been released. The report presents the current state of undernourishment around the world, and informs on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) on hunger as well as on the World Food Summit hunger targets. This year’s edition is focused on ‘strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition’.

FSN Forum logo

Online, 3 Sep 2014. A great deal of food security and nutrition information is targeted at decision makers and aims at contributing to evidence based policy making. A new online discussion explores the factors that contribute to the information we produce actually being used in policy making processes – in particular at the country and regional level.

Post-harvest losses in potato value chains in Kenya

Online, 2 Sep 2014. This study presents an analysis of food losses in the harvesting, processing and marketing stages and identifies options for the reduction of such losses at the operational and policy level. The study was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of BMZ.

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