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FG Steps Up Awareness on Food Security

FG Steps Up Awareness on Food Security

The Federal Government in collaboration with relevant stakeholders say that it will step up awareness creation to enable youth in the country make informed decision on food choices in line with the increasing global education on the healthiest and most sustainable options for both individuals and the environment.

Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare disclosed this today in Abuja at the occasion of the commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day Celebration (IYD)

According to him “Government will create the enabling environment and inclusive support mechanisms to ensure

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Microbiology and Food Security

Microbiological processes are vitally important to almost all stages of the food production process. It has been recognized that enhancing microbiological processes can have a beneficial impact on food production, and may provide the solution to the growing global problem of food insecurity.

Microbiology may provide a sustainable approach to enhancing worldwide food security, an issue of particular urgency given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on exaggerating inequalities in access to sufficient nutrients.

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Food security: a growing global issue

An increasing number of countries around the world are facing problems with food security. Alongside elevated competition for

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West and Central Africa – Food Security Highlights, May 2021 – Nigeria

Context

Over 31 million people are projected to be in acute need of food assistance this coming season (June to August 2021), a 28 per cent increase from the same period last year.[1] Of this, over 5.4 million are children suffering from acute malnutrition within the Sahel. This is a 20 per cent increase in a year, or since before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Child malnutrition is likely to increase as food insecurity rises in the upcoming lean season this year.[2]

The key drivers of acute food insecurity are a complex mix of chronic poverty, worsening violence and

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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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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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Healthy Communities expands food security efforts with large greenhouse in Dayton | Carson City Nevada News

DAYTON — In 2010 the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties began strategically working toward improving our local food system to provide food to residents in need in our communities. These efforts have included multiple school and community gardens, a farmers market, and food pantries in Yerington, Dayton and Silver Springs.

Now, after more than a decade of work in food security, Healthy Communities is poised to once again expand their efforts in the Western Nevada region. The

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$11.2 million in grants awarded to address food security, mental well-being and health equity by Florida Blue Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A behavioral health program to help child trauma victims. A food pharmacy program that provides prescriptions for healthy food. A cultural and linguistic educational curriculum to enhance medical provider-patient interactions. These are just a few programs in Florida that are sharing more than $11 million in grants from the Florida Blue Foundation to improve food security, mental well-being and health equity.

The Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the state’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, announced grants to 29 nonprofits supporting programs that address key drivers of health, many of which

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