UN: Dire need to increase funding for skills training in developing world, UN warns – While the world strives to educate, many youths are frustrated by the “chronic mismatch between skills and work,” highlighting the dire need for alternative paths to teach basic skills for employment.
CNN: Eatocracy: Bringing a child back from malnutrition – The UN estimates that in the Sahel region of West Africa, 18 million people are not getting enough to eat on a daily basis, due to poverty and drought, leaving children reliant on emergency diets from clinics, or risk being stunted as a result of malnutrition. (Peter Biro)
Devex: Beyond feeding the world’s hungry – As we look beyond treating immediate needs for hunger, many are pushing the importance of protecting the global food systems ecological foundation, soil formation, climate conditions, good water quality, biodiversity and similar ecosystem services necessary to produce, and end hunger forever. (Ivy Mungcal)
VOA: Study: End Fertilizer Subsidies to Fight Hunger – While fertilizer subsidies have boosted food production in developing countries, many believe that subsidies are merely a short term solution, lacking sustainability. However, its success in the region has brought countries like Malawi a surplus of produce. (Steve Baragona)
CNN: Mali hunger crisis deepens – More than 320,000 Malians have fled the country in search of food, due to the third crippling drought in the past decade, leading to hunger, malnutrition and internal conflict. (Peter Biro)