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Development Policy 21-10-2020

UN raises $1.7 billion for hungry, displaced millions in Sahel

The United Nations raised more than $1.7 billion in pledges to fund aid efforts as UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned a "preventable tragedy is looming" in the central Sahel region.
Health 17-08-2017

Conflict heightens food insecurity in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7.7 million people are hungry, a +30% rise in one year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 29-07-2016

SDG report: Wealthy countries are failing their poorer partners

Industrialised countries have not respected their commitment to allocate 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) to development. This failure has cost poor countries €1.8 billion since 2002, according to a new report. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 01-07-2016

Food donation should be the norm, industry says

European food banks and business organisations have joined forces to promote food donations in an effort to tackle waste.
Development Policy 20-10-2015

Better data key in fight to end poverty, meet SDG targets

If poverty is to be fought and finally ended, then policy-makers need reliable and relevant data to combat it effectively. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 12-10-2015

Conflict drives ‘unacceptable’ figure of 795 million people facing hunger

Levels of hunger in the developing world have fallen by nearly one third since 2000. But an “unacceptably high” number of people still do not have enough to eat, largely due to the spread of armed conflicts, this year’s global hunger index warns.
Brexit 30-03-2015

For Britain’s poorest, food aid becomes a way of life

Clutching a bag of pasta, canned pears and beef, David Kirk leaves a food bank in one of Britain's poorest corners -- his sixth visit in a few weeks.
Development Policy 25-03-2015

German Minister plans ‘Green Revolution’ to combat world hunger

With green innovation centres “Made in Germany”, Development Minister Gerd Müller hopes to eradicate world hunger by 2030, while critics warn the biggest winners in the new initiative could be the wrong ones. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 05-02-2015

Berlin Memorandum calls on G7 to end ‘hunger scandal’

Ahead of the G7 Summit, a global alliance of NGOs, scientists and businesses is demanding a paradigm shift in development policy, calling for industrialised countries like Germany to approach smallholders on equal footing as the only way to effectively combat poverty, climate change and armed conflicts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 05-12-2014

Germany backs ‘ambitious’ draft UN development goals

The German government has determined its negotiating position on the new, global development goals, but NGOs claim the ambitious plans are unrealistic. EURACTIV Germany reports.
According to the German NGO Welthungerhilfe, around 2 billion people worldwide suffer from 'hidden' hunger, a condition defined by a deficiency of vitamins and minerals rather than calories. [CIAT]
Development Policy 14-10-2014

Report: 2 billion worldwide suffer from ‘hidden’ hunger

805 million people still suffer from hunger worldwide, while more than twice that number – 2 billion people – are affected by so-called "hidden hunger", says German NGO Welthungerhilfe in its latest study. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Multinational corporations like Bayer CropScience and BASF want to promote rice production in Africa and Asia. Under the Federal Development Ministry's German Food Partnerships (GFP) project, they receive government funding. [Michael Heimann/pixelio.de]
Development Policy 08-05-2014

Oxfam: German food project ‘ignores subsistence farmers’

A wide range of NGOs are criticising Germany's development policy, claiming Berlin is increasingly accommodating the interests of big agricultural companies. Meanwhile, a recent Oxfam report describess devastating effects for smallholders. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 06-03-2014

North and South sign commitment to family farming

At Paris’ 'Salon International de l’Agriculture', several European nations signed a joint ministerial statement with developing countries in support of family farming, EURACTIV France reports.
INFOGRAPHIC: How we eat at the global table
Development Policy 31-01-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: How we eat at the global table

The Netherlands, France and Switzerland are the three countries enjoying the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.
Development Policy 20-11-2013

Europe tries new recipe to combat hunger in Ethiopia

SPECIAL REPORT / Learning from past crises, the European Commission has changed tack on its approach to food security in the Horn of Africa, focusing on resilience to droughts and supporting diversification in local farming production.
Agrifood 18-11-2013

Women to spearhead next ‘Green Revolution’

SPECIAL REPORT / Nearly one billion people suffer from chronic hunger worldwide. To sustainably feed a growing world population, the United Nations, farmers' organisations and numerous NGOs are calling for a new ‘Green Revolution’ that would empower small farmers – especially women.
Development Policy 18-10-2013

French development aid neglects nutrition, say MPs

France was urged to step up efforts to tackle malnutrition in developing countries on World Food Day this week, with lawmakers and aid activists stressing the direct link between nutrition and infant mortality.
Development Policy 16-10-2013

Report: 19 countries suffer ‘alarming’ hunger levels

Increasing vulnerability to extreme weather events, climate change, economic crisis and conflict have 19 countries facing either “alarming” or “extremely alarming” hunger levels, says the Global Hunger Index, to be launched today (16 October) at the European Parliament.
Development Policy 01-10-2013

UN: Chronic hunger falls, but not enough to meet MDG

The number of famished people has fallen from 868 million to 842 million in the last two years, but the world is still set to miss its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the number of hungry poor, says a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Development Policy 26-08-2013

EU still world’s biggest aid donor but misses own targets

Europe maintained its position as the planet’s biggest aid donor last year, stumping up €55.2 billion of overseas assistance, but the bloc has made no progress towards its target of providing 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) in aid by 2015, a yearly audit says.
Development Policy 28-05-2013

UK should spend millions to combat malnutrition, charity says

The charity group Save the Children is urging Prime Minister David Cameron to commit Britain to spending £132 million (€154.3 million) a year until 2020 to combat malnutrition in poor countries before a hunger summit in London.
Development Policy 15-01-2013

Oxfam: Africa can produce the food it needs

The number of people who go hungry in Africa’s poorest countries is growing despite advances in food production, say Oxfam researchers who urge European donors and African governments to invest more in small farms and give rural people a bigger stake in decision-making.