Community gardens work to increase food security in Lesotho, Africa

Community gardens work to increase food security in Lesotho, Africa

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/FAO) Maseru, Lesotho, Southeast Africa: A project in Lesotho’s Mafeteng district shows HIV-affected families how to unlock the potential of keyhole gardens for greater food and nutrition security. Lesotho is one of the smallest African countries neighboring on the northeast border of South Africa. The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous, landlocked nation. […]

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Mark Tran – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) AFRICA: Human rights are the most powerful tool to ensure efforts against hunger and malnutrition tackle structural causes and are not reduced to short-term strategies, civil society groups said in a report published on Tuesday. Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? – Strategies to Regain Control argues […]

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Global girls are backbone of worldwide food production

Katie Nguyen  – WNN MDG Stories A girl carries a basket of cocoa pods on her head during a harvest in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on August 24, 2010. Yusuf Ahmad/REUTERS  (WNN) LONDON: What would happen if women farmers were given the same opportunities as men? Their agricultural yields could grow by 20 percent to […]

Give Women the Seeds and They Can Feed the World

Give Women the Seeds and They Can Feed the World

Melanie Haider – IPS – Tuesday, 27 September 2011 (originally published 25 Sept) UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25, 2011 (IPS) – If women farmers were given more tools and resources, the number of hungry people in the world could be slashed by 100 to 150 million. This was the message conveyed by Josette Sheeran, executive director […]