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Nigerian tech company, Vatebra gives to charity with its Food-4-Charity initiative

In their hundreds, they flock to the Okobaba Destitute Home, located in the heart Ebute-Metta, Lagos. The quest for shelter and life draws the lepers, the blind, and the crippled to this home. Their plight is palpable. They survive by begging for alms, hawking, and juggling menial jobs. Have they found a better life? No, but can they have a helping hand…? YES!

In continuation of her Corporate Social Responsibility initiative initiated in 2018, Tech Company, Vatebra Limited on the 5th of June 2021 carried out the FOOD for CHARITY CSR activity donating food and items of personal convenience

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Food Lion, Customers and Suppliers Aim to Help Provide Up

SALISBURY, N.C., June 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Through Food Lion Feeds’ “Summers Without Hunger” campaign, customers can make a meaningful difference in supporting the one in six children experiencing food insecurity across the towns and cities Food Lion serves. During the campaign, which runs through June 29, customers can simply make a $5 donation at their local Food Lion or when shopping online at shop.foodlion.com. For every $5 donation made, a $5 matching donation will be contributed by the following Food Lion suppliers supporting the campaign: Campbell’s, Aquafina, Kellogg’s Jumbo Snax, Sara Lee Artesano Bread, Chex Mix, Lay’s Chips

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Southern Africa Food and Nutrition Security Working Group (FNSWG) Quarterly Bulletin – 03 June 2021 issue 01 and 02 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Highlights:

• Average to above.average rainfall improved water crop and pasture conditions catalysing agricultural and pastoral opportunities in most parts of the region, increasing the above-average harvest in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and parts of Mozambique.

• Five out of 16 weather systems made landfall during the 2020/2021 Cyclone Season. Over 500,000 people were affected and over 219,000 fanning hectares were compromised during the last cyclone season, mostly in Mozambique, but also in Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Malawi, Botswana South Africa.

• 1.14 million people in Madagascar are projected to be food insecure (IPC 3 or above) in April-September 2021, with an

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WFP Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) – June 2021 – World

The World Food Programme’s Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) aims to address the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs and to improve their long-term food security and resilience.

FFA aims to address the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, vouchers or food transfers while improving their long-term food security and resilience. In 2021, over 7.5 million people (3.6 million male and over 3.9 million female) benefited from FFA activities in 49 countries.

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Derita Dairy Bar is back with fresh food and low prices

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On Juneteenth of 2020 – in the midst of Covid – Devin McDaniel and her two business partners reopened Derita Dairy Bar. After buying it from the previous owners in 2019, McDaniel kept a lot of the same menu items but changed all the ingredients from frozen to fresh. This change plus her social media marketing skills has made the walk-up restaurant a new favorite.

“I like that we are in the community and I like

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Winemakers to pour $4 million into Smithsonian’s popular American Food History Project

“When I look at my list of what we’ve done over the last 25 years, I’m astonished at what we’ve accomplished,” says Paula Johnson, the team’s leader. She ticks off a list: 60 oral history interviews related to wine, plus an additional 64 on brewing history and 30 on food. The museum’s food history collection includes more than 2,000 items and 136 cubic feet of archives. They’ve sponsored winemaker dinners and food history weekends, plus “hundreds of programs and events that try to build on our collections and research to bring these stories of American food, wine and beer to

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Global food prices surge again, stoking inflation fears | Business and Economy News

Concerns are growing over surging food prices, which climbed for the 12th month straight in May, according to a United Nations gauge.

Global food prices extended their rally to the highest in almost a decade, heightening concerns over bulging grocery bills as economies struggle to exit the Covid-19 crisis.

A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May, its longest stretch in a decade. The continued advance risks accelerating broader inflation, complicating central banks efforts to provide more stimulus.

Drought in key Brazilian growing regions is crippling crops from corn to coffee, and

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Director-General opens special session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) – World

The Committee adopts policy recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches

04 June 2021, Rome – Agroecology, digital technologies and innovation all form part of the holistic redesign of the world’s agri-food systems to make them “more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable,” QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today.

The Director-General spoke at the opening of the 48th Special Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the inclusive multistakeholder platform set up to allow all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and

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Rethinking Food Systems – World

*In June 2021, on the margins of World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners launched the *Transformative Partnership Platform*on agroecology – a **farming approach that’s inspired by natural ecosystems combines local and scientific knowledge and focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. As the UN prepares for its first-ever Food Systems Summit in September 2021, we explore the impact of food systems on the environment.*

Over decades, as populations have grown, more people are consuming – and wasting more food – than ever before. Unsustainable food production and consumption

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