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WFP launchs campaign ‘Feed Our Future’ against hunger and malnutrition in India

On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) has launched its global cinema campaign  ‘Feed Our Future’  in India with support from UFO Moviez to engage and motivate moviegoers to help in spreading awareness and working towards creating a world with Zero Hunger. The new campaign aims ..

2019 edition of World Food Day (WFD)

The World Food Day (WFD)  is observed every year on 16th of October  to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. It is also a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. The 2019 theme is “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger ..

India ranked 102nd out of 117 nations at 2019 Global Hunger Index

India ranked 102nd at the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) that tracks hunger and malnutrition. The GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report, which is jointly published by Ireland’s Concern Worldwide and Germany’s Welthungerhilfe. It scores countries on a 100-point “severity scale”, where zero is the best score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst. With ..

Plea on Food for All to be heard in Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court is currently evaluating a petition which requests the government to frame a law which will aim to provide food to the entire Indian population. What has happened? A petition requesting the government to examine the concept of state-funded community kitchens to feed the poor and hungry has been accepted for consideration ..

Child Malnutrition in India

While Indian efforts to combat child malnutrition in India have yielded some good results, the rate of reducing child stunting is just 1%. This is the lowest recorded rate of reducing chronic malnutrition among all emerging economies. India had planned to reduce child malnutrition to just 25% of all children by 2022. However, as per ..

2018 World Food Day (WFD)

The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year across the world on 16th of October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The theme for WFD 2018 is “Our Actions Are Our Future ! A #ZeroHunger World by 2030 is possible”. Zero hunger means working together to ensure ..

India ranked 103rd among in 2018 Global Hunger Index

India has been ranked 103rd among 119 countries in the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI). The 2018 GHI report was prepared jointly by global NGOs namely – Concern Worldwide (Ireland) and Welthungerhilfe (Germany). The index indicates that the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide falls into the serious category, at a value of 20.9, down ..

Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro win World Food Prize 2018

The 2018 World Food Prize will be awarded to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries. These are Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro. Both will split the $250,000 award ..