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7 PRINCIPLES FOR IMPROVING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMERS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES

Smallholder farmers are the foundation of the global agriculture and food sector. It’s estimated that they produce around 30% of total crop production, making them critical to global food security. Olam relies on around 5 million smallholders for crops like cashew, cocoa, coffee, cotton and rice. Their ability to produce high yields of good quality […]Continue Reading
Food Security

FAO DG OUTLINES ‘FOUR BETTERS’ APPROACH IN TRANSFORMING AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy’s Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world’s agri-food systems can make outsized contributions to achieving global pledges, such as ending hunger by 2030. “Agri-food systems are the world’s largest economic system, measured in terms of Continue Reading
Food Security

FAO LAUNCHES FOOD COALITION TO LIFT FOOD ACCESS, SUSTAINABLE AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS

The need for concerted action to prevent the COVID-19 international health emergency from triggering a catastrophic world food crisis received a welcome new tool today as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations formally launched the Food Coalition. A “network of networks”, the Food Coalition is a voluntary multi-stakeholder and Continue Reading
Food Security

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME SUPPLYING FRESH VEGGIES TO KENYAN SCHOOLS

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has piloted a project in three schools in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, providing 11,000 pounds or 5.5 tonnes of green beans, peas and broccoli The project has helped to provide lunch 2,200 children over 75 school days. (Image source: The Open University/Flickr) These vegetables are typically dumped as they […]Continue Reading
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ECOWAS MOVES TO RESCUE 7M NIGERIANS FROM FOOD CRISIS

Determined to alleviate poverty among member states, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commission has donated 3,999 tonnes of grains to the Federal Government with commitment to salvage over 7 million people currently facing food crisis in the country. Already, the commission has set up harmonised framework on Identifying Risk Areas and estimated […]Continue Reading