Hunger in America is a striking epidemic. According to the USDA Economic Research Service and Feeding America, one in every six people face hunger in our country. A shocking 20.6 percent of households with children are food insecure.
Our years of school feeding experience is helping to improve nutrition and, in turn, the educational outcomes, for school children in Bolivia.
The Challenge: The World Food Programme reports that around 39% of the population lives below the poverty line, with levels of undernourishment the highest in South America (15.9%). For children under five, malnutrition stands at 18% and many children over five go to school on an empty stomach and struggle to concentrate simply because they are hungry.
BeChangeMaker winners use skills to create solutions to real world challenges
Finding new ways to get students excited about science, to reduce food scarcity, and to improve access to decent and affordable housing — these are just some of the challenges that teams of young people from around the world tried to address as participants in the BeChangeMaker (BCM) initiative developed by the HP Foundation and WorldSkills Internat
MCLEAN, Va., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Grant F. Reid, CEO and President, Mars, Incorporated received the United Nations Foundation’s Global Leadership Corporate Award on behalf of Mars’ work in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the organization’s Global Leadership Dinner which took place in New York City last night. The award honors individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes.
Taking to the stage to receive the award on behalf of the business, Reid said:
The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity.
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets on food waste has been unveiled at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York.
A voluntary resolution from the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) calls on private sector members to halve their own food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to do the same. It is aligned with one of the targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets to reduce food loss was announced during the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York1.
This voluntary resolution calls on private sector members of the Global Agri-Business Alliance2 (GAA) to halve their food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to the same end, a target aligned with Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3.
Imagine if we created an early warning system for small scale farmers that helped mitigate the effects of slow-onset climate-related events? Or if we redesigned financial incentives and investments, allowing these farmers to better access capital, seeds, and equipment?