Target Zero Hunger

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TARGET: Zero Hunger is a monthly podcast on the stories, issues and policies at the root of global food security. With the latest research and the help of farmers, development experts and decision-makers around the world, each episode sheds a light on different parts of our food systems.

Episodios

  • TZH 41 - Biodiversity: Why its loss, is your loss

    TZH 41 - Biodiversity: Why its loss, is your loss

    22/02/2019 Duración: 06min

    Bees, soils, trees – even the tiny organisms we can’t even see – all play a vital role in producing the world’s food. Yet, this biodiversity that supports our food and agriculture is in serious decline. So what does that mean for our future food? Dan Leskien from the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture explains. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

  • TZH 40 - Food Safety: Why it matters

    TZH 40 - Food Safety: Why it matters

    12/02/2019 Duración: 07min

    Every year 420,000 people die and 600 million people fall ill as a result of food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals. David Massey from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) explains why we should all care about food safety. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

  • TZH 39 - Managing drought in Pakistan

    TZH 39 - Managing drought in Pakistan

    07/01/2019 Duración: 06min

    Pakistan has the fourth-highest rate of water consumption in the world. The country’s agriculture sector uses the most amount of fresh water than any other sector. Rainfall has steadily declined over the past few decades and experts warn the country will approach “absolute scarcity” of water by 2025. In the village of Azizabad in the Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, farming communities are being hit hard by the lack of fresh water. The impacts of climate change are further intensifying the problem. But with support from UK Aid, the Food and Agriculture Organization has introduced a range of initiatives to build resilient farming systems in affected areas. Host: Charlotta Lomas Report: Anais Hotin, Greg Delaney

  • TZH 38 - Sustainable mechanization for Africa

    TZH 38 - Sustainable mechanization for Africa

    21/12/2018 Duración: 08min

    More than 75 percent of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa prepare their lands using only hand tools. It’s a practice that results in poor productivity and repels young people. Which is why the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and the African Union have developed a framework to roll out sustainable farm mechanization across the continent. The aim is to reduce drudgery, increase agricultural efficiency and boost food security. On this episode of TZH, we hear from Her Excellency Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Joseph Mpagalile, an agriculture engineer and expert at FAO. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

  • TZH 37 - Securing a future for fisheries

    TZH 37 - Securing a future for fisheries

    11/12/2018 Duración: 07min

    There’s renewed optimism for the Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries, thanks to improved scientific data and better management practices. According to a new report, 78 percent of fish stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are overexploited, down from 88 percent in 2014. Despite some positive signs, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warn that much more needs to be done to ensure the long-term sustainability of fisheries. Miguel Bernal, a fisheries resource officer at GFCM, explains.

  • TZH 36 - What role can the livestock sector play?

    TZH 36 - What role can the livestock sector play?

    10/12/2018 Duración: 07min

    The livestock sector is a key contributor to global warming. The world's population is growing, and as a result, we will need to feed more and more people. Can the sector transform from being a part of the problem to being part of the solution? Henning Steinfeld, Chief of Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) thinks it can. Interview: Charlotta Lomas

  • TZH 35 - Can agriculture help tackle climate change?

    TZH 35 - Can agriculture help tackle climate change?

    05/12/2018 Duración: 08min

    As world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to discuss how countries can curbing global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we ask what role the agriculture sector can play in cutting emissions. Alex Jones, director of the Climate and Environment Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), explains. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

  • TZH 34 - Afghanistan: The forgotten crisis

    TZH 34 - Afghanistan: The forgotten crisis

    27/11/2018 Duración: 09min

    Afghanistan is facing a major crisis as result of drought and conflict. Close to half of the country’s rural population is severely food insecure. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent help to support farmers with seeds and animal feed for the upcoming winter season. Dominique Burgeon, the Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, shares his impressions about his recent mission to the city of Herat, in Afghanistan’s drought-affected western province. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

  • TZH 33 - Senegals smart phone farmers

    TZH 33 - Senegal's smart phone farmers

    22/11/2018 Duración: 08min

    Target Zero Hunger - Stories from the field The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is rolling out digital innovation technologies in the form of SMS text messages and smart phone applications across the African continent, starting in Senegal and Rwanda. In this pilot episode of FAO's new Stories From The Field Podcast, we head to Tambacounda, 450 kilometers south-east of Dakar, in Senegal to find out how digital tools are helping to modernize the country’s agriculture sector and boost farmers' livelihoods. Report: Emmanuelle Landais, Senegal Editor: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

  • TZH 32 - How can we stop antimicrobial resistance?

    TZH 32 - How can we stop antimicrobial resistance?

    12/11/2018 Duración: 07min

    Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are commonly used in food and agriculture production. But their overuse and misuse is resulting in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Christine Czerniak, a communications expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), believes farmers have a critical role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

  • TZH 31 - Early action on drought

    TZH 31 - Early action on drought

    01/11/2018 Duración: 14min

    Weather in the Horn of Africa is becoming more and more unpredictable. One drought follows another, leaving communities increasingly vulnerable to hunger and food insecurity. A recent report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that early interventions can help avert the worst effects of drought. Dunja Dujanovic and Catherine Jones from the Early Warning Early Action Team at FAO discuss how early interventions effectively reduced the impacts of the 2017 drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

  • TZH 30 - How can we achieve Zero Hunger?

    TZH 30 - How can we achieve Zero Hunger?

    15/10/2018 Duración: 03min

    World Food Day - There is enough food to feed the entire population. Yet there are 821 million people in the world who are hungry. Achieving Zero Hunger means meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to ensure food security for everyone across the globe. So how can we achieve Zero Hunger by 2030? For this year's World Food Day, experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization share their views on how we can have a world without hunger. FAO experts: Robert Guei, Juan Lubroth, Manuel Barange, Yon Fernandez Larrinoa, Susan Kaaria, Rosa Rolle, Fatima Hachem, Eduardo Mansur, Eva Muller, Ronald Vargas, Dan Leskien, Zitouni Oulddada. Report: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

  • TZH 29 - Migration: Looking beyond the challenges

    TZH 29 - Migration: Looking beyond the challenges

    15/10/2018 Duración: 10min

    The discourse around migration is often framed negatively while the positive aspects are overlooked. A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, shows that migration can in fact be highly beneficial to rural development and the agriculture sector. Andrea Cattaneo is the lead author of the State of Food and Agriculture report and a senior economist at FAO.

  • TZH 28 - Tackling food loss  waste in Egypt

    TZH 28 - Tackling food loss & waste in Egypt

    10/10/2018 Duración: 07min

    Did you know that about one third of all food in the Middle East and North Africa is lost or wasted? But governments in the region are hoping to change that - they’ve pledged to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2024. In Egypt, an estimated 50 kg of food is lost or wasted per person per year, according to United Nations figures. Most of this food is lost from the farm to the table, rather than wasted at the consumer level. With assistance from the Italian government, FAO is training farmers and wholesalers to reduce food loss and ensure greater food security for the country. Producers: Anais Hotin, Annie Tszmei & Charlotta Lomas

  • TZH 27 – How can we transform our food systems?

    TZH 27 – How can we transform our food systems?

    20/09/2018 Duración: 10min

    With so many hungry and malnourished people across the globe, there’s a growing need to transform our food systems to become more nutritious, more equitable and more sustainable. But how do we do this? FAO asks Dr Lawrence Haddad, World Food Prize Laureate (2018) and Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), where he thinks we should make a start. interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

  • TZH 26 - Why are so many people hungry?

    TZH 26 - Why are so many people hungry?

    11/09/2018 Duración: 08min

    One in nine people worldwide, or 821 million people, are hungry - according to a joint report by United Nations agencies FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. The annual report shows that hunger has been on the rise for the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. The reversal in progress sends a clear warning that more must be done and urgently if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger is to be achieved by 2030. Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General of Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), explains.

  • TZH 25 - A digital future for Africas rural youth

    TZH 25 - A digital future for Africa's rural youth

    21/08/2018 Duración: 07min

    Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 60 percent of the population under the age of 25. Many young Africans are unemployed and are increasingly migrating away from rural areas in search of employment. Tens of millions of new jobs each year will have to be created in rural Africa just to include the new entrants into the labor market. Meanwhile, population trends suggest the demand for food across the continent will grow by 50 percent in the coming years. Josef Kienzle, an agriculture engineer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says the agricultural sector must digitalize and mechanize if it's to attract young people and ensure food security for a growing population. Interview: Charlotta Lomas

  • TZH 24 - Saving lives in South Sudan

    TZH 24 - Saving lives in South Sudan

    17/08/2018 Duración: 08min

    South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity. The civil conflict has left four million people displaced. Despite a peace agreement being signed, fighting continues to disrupt lives and access to food. Some six million people in South Sudan are severely food insecure. Phillip Fong is an Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in South Sudan. He's involved in the Rapid Response Missions that deliver food kits to displaced people in remote parts of the country.  Interview: Charlotta Lomas

  • TZH 23 - Shining a light on Indigenous rights

    TZH 23 - Shining a light on Indigenous rights

    09/08/2018 Duración: 07min

    There are 185 million indigenous women worldwide. They are fisherwomen, pastoralists, hunter-gatherers and defenders of their lands and natural resources. Despite their economic and social contribution, indigenous women are often excluded from decision-making processes. Their work is often undervalued and unpaid, and their rights are not always respected. Which is why we need to raise the voices of Indigenous women says Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa, FAO's Indigenous Peoples Team Leader.

  • TZH 22 - Most neglected crises of 2018 in the spotlight

    TZH 22 - Most neglected crises of 2018 in the spotlight

    31/07/2018 Duración: 07min

    Drought, flooding, and conflict in countries already affected by crisis threaten to put millions of people at risk of acute hunger, according the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The UN agency says it has received less than 30 percent of the funding needed to avert further deterioration of food security in some of the most neglected crises of 2018 – including Afghanistan, Syria and Bangladesh. In this episode of TZH, Rosanne Marchesich, head of the Emergency Response and Resilience team at FAO, calls for urgent humanitarian action to meet the needs of 33 million people worldwide. Interview: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.

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