Canada announces CAD1 million to support food security for Rohingya refugees
Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that Canada will contribute over CAD1 million (US$787,000) to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to support efforts to feed thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The announcement was made on World Food Day during a harvest agriculture event in Glengarry, Ontario.
French CSOs release study on impact of conflicts and climate change on food security
French organizations Action Against Hunger (ACF) and the Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network (IARAN) have released a study that looks at the current state of the fight against hunger and progress toward the 2030 SDG targets. According to the study, progress and results are considerably affected by the increase in the number of conflicts worldwide and the impact of climate change. ACF calls on governments and other donors in developed countries to increase their humanitarian funding, to strengthen their support to small farmers, and to improve strategies for mitigation and climate change adaptation over the long term.
November 13, 2017: Action Against Hunger hosts annual conference on nutrition
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is hosting the 2nd edition of its annual conference, “Research for Nutrition #R4NUT”. The conference covers the latest research regarding prevention, treatment, and measurement of undernutrition in humanitarian contexts. The program also includes two debates on the challenges of data collection and management in such contexts, as well as the issue of increasing community participation in research projects.
November 17, 2017: Caritas Norway hosts conference on role of private sector to eradicate hunger
Norwegian NGO, Caritas, hosts a full-day conference to address how Norwegian politicians and the private sector can contribute to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Eradicate hunger by 2030 - using their unique competence in food production and policy. The conference audience consists of representatives from the UN, politics, civil society, private sector, and academia.