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Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding the world's growing population. However, agriculture must adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. Watch this video to find out how #ClimateSmartAgriculture addresses agricultural development to achieve sustainable food and agriculture worldwide. #ZeroHunger

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From Paris to New York - Red has been traveling around the world as the United Nations' Honorary Ambassador for Green! With just a few days left before the signing of the ‪#‎ParisAgreement‬, Red is asking you to share your support for climate action!

You can tweet your ‪#‎climatepledge‬ using the examples in the article, or coming up with your own. Don't forget to use the hashtag ‪#‎AngryBirdsHappyPlanet‬ !

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/show-your-support-for-climate-action-help-make-the-angry-birds-happy/

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2015 Least Developed Country (LDC) Snapshots

Did you know that 48 countries are classified as least developed?

LDCs are defined as low-income developing countries suffering from structural impediments to sustainable development. To identify LDCs, the UN Committee for Development Policy uses three criteria: gross national income per capita; a human assets index and an economic vulnerability index.

Check out the LDC 2015 Country Snapshots which profile key data for all 48 LDCs: http://goo.gl/7d3oP5

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In the past years, the topic of nutrition faced numerous challenges, among which was the lack of political will to invest in this area. This year thanks to the Global Goals and the adoption of different nutrition-related declarations, nutrition is not only back on the agenda but is considered a driver of the sustainable development goals. Furthermore, the development community is paying more attention to the nexus between gender and nutrition.

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/investing-in-nutrition-for-a-better-future/

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In the next 40 years, the number of people living in urban areas will exceed 6 billion (more than two thirds of the world population). Metropolises will play an increasingly leading political and economic role and the challenges ahead are complex. Cities will have to adopt a co-benefit approach: ensure the right to a healthy nutrition to all people without jeopardizing the future of the Planet. As a matter of fact, cities and citizens have the power to shape the demand of food by shifting diets and public purchasing policies towards greener and healthier paths.

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/the-city-of-milan-at-cop21-to-promote-a-more-sustainable-food-system/

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"The reality is that the stressors on our food supply are not going away. Without timely action and thought leadership from the global community, we will continue on our current trajectory. Global warming will continue to strain crop yields. Barriers to trade liberalization will continue to hinder the movement of food around the world. And mounting fears tied to food access and availability will continue to incite social and economic instability."

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/learning-by-example-an-exercise-to-feed-the-world/

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"Food insecurity is often an underappreciated consequence of climate change. Rising temperatures and more frequent extreme weather threaten to change the way we grow our food in the coming decades. Meanwhile, the world’s population is projected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050 and disposable incomes are rising, so we’ll have to produce up to 70 percent more food.

To make matters even more complicated, populations are set to grow the most in the very regions that will likely suffer the worst impacts from climate change and are already the most food insecure."

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/when-in-paris-dont-forget-about-food-security/

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"Endorsed by the African Union in October 2015, the ARLI and its supporting initiatives will contribute to improved soil fertility and food security, improve access to clean water, combat desertification, increase biodiversity and habitat, create green jobs, bolster economic growth and livelihood diversification, and increase the capacity for climate change resilience and adaptation."

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/nepad-launches-initiative-for-the-resilience-and-restoration-of-african-landscapes/
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“We have to move away from the idea that feeding the world just means providing enough food to people,” said Rijsberman. “It must also be the right food for a healthy diet. Currently, two billion people lack basic nutrients and improved breeds help tackle that.”

http://blog.zerohungerchallenge.org/cop21-food-the-big-picture/
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