NOK500 million allocated to the World Food Programme in first four months of 2018
In the first four months of 2018, Norway allocated NOK500 million (US$59.5 million) to the World Food Programme. Norway and the World Food Programme are working closely together to eliminate hunger by 2030, and the Foreign Minister of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, welcomed the head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, to Oslo April 12-13, 2018.
AdFarm and Foodgrains Bank urge Canadian farmers to get involved with fight against global hunger
Canadian Foodgrains Bank and AdFarm have joined forces to encourage Canadian farmers and agribusinesses to take part in the movement to end global hunger via the Farmers Helping Farmers campaign. The effort aims to help end world hunger by empowering Canadian farmers and the agriculture sector to respond to food emergencies caused by crises such as drought, hurricanes, and conflict, as well as longer-term hunger.
Oxfam Novib and Partos host discussion on the Netherlands' new development policy
Oxfam Novib and Partos, the Dutch umbrella NGo organization, host a high-level discussion on the new development policy of the Netherlands, which Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag is expected to publish on May 18, 2018.
The meeting brings national and international experts to discuss Kaag's plans and the future of development cooperation policy. Deputy Director-General International Cooperation, Reina Buijs, will outline the government's plans for the development sphere over the next four years. Other key note speakers include Amadou Kanouté, director of the Pan-African institute CICODEV, Farah Karimi, director of Oxfam Novib's director, Bart Romijn, director of Partos, and Mahir Alkaya, MP.
The discussion takes place in Dutch, however an English translation will be provided.
The 5th annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum is being held this June in Stockholm, with a focus on challenges to food system transformation. The forum hopes to provide a platform for discussions on the trade-offs and solutions that are needed to achieve healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The event is organized by the EAT foundation, and gathers global thought leaders from science, politics, business, and civil society to explore new collaborations, new research, new solutions, and new connections for a new global food system.
Speakers for the 2018 conference include Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and President of EAT; Christiana Figueres, Convener of Mission 2020; Mark Wilson, CEO of Aviva; Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD; Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Food Policy of the City University London; and many more.