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Turning solid waste into resources in the Asia-Pacific

Almost 27 billion tons of waste is expected to be produced globally by 2050 as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth. A major portion of this will be generated by developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading

Zero Hunger Challenge and the Think. Eat. Save. campaign

Prices at Niger's food markets are spiking in the aftermath of a patchy harvest, causing concern among food security experts that many could soon go hungry. The failed harvest, brought on by drought, has driven prices up. According to the Government of Niger, some 750,000 people are severely food insecure, a number expected to reach one million by early 2012 as the country moves towards its traditional lean season in March and April. In response to the looming food crisis, WFP is aiming to support some 3.3 million people over the coming year with life-saving food assistance. 15 November 2011 Tseidawa, NigerAt the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new initiative, theĀ Zero Hunger Challenge. One billion people do not have enough to eat and the Secretary-General wants to see an end to hunger in his lifetime. In support of this initiative UNEP, FAO and partners launchedĀ a Continue reading