World Food Day: Windhoek is looking for long-term food security solutions as drought crisis continues

Windhoek/ Hamburg, October 15, 2013 – “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” is the theme of this year’s World Food Day on October 16. Meanwhile, the food and water crisis in Namibia, caused by what could be the most severe drought in decades, is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Over 100,000 children under the age of five are estimated to be at risk of acute malnutrition and half of Namibia’s population is facing food insecurity.  With the prospects of failing crops, diminishing cattle stocks, more boreholes drying up and an increased dependence on food imports, the outlook is worrying.

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World Future Council launches website on exemplary agriculture and food policies

Hamburg, October 14, 2010. Since 1981, World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th of every year to raise awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger. The facts are still shocking: According to the 2010 Global Hunger Index 925 million of the world’s population do not have access to sufficient food and drinking water. Consequently, every day 24.000
people die of hunger. To showcase and explain existing policies that can help solve this tragic global failure, on World Food Day 2010 the Hamburg-based World Future Council Foundation will launch a new ”Agriculture and Food” section on their policy solutions website www.futurepolicy.org.

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The Future Policy Award was celebrated for the first time

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Prize winner: A Brazilian law against hunger

World Future Council founder Jakob von Uexkull calls for future just policies

Hamburg, 1st October 2009. “This prize is not awarded to a person who has achieved special things. This prize celebrates policies that enable lots of people to do the right thing by creating the right frameworks”, said Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the World Future Council at the award ceremony in Hamburg’s historic town hall. “Only with the help of good political frameworks can a sustainable and healthy world be passed on to future generations”, von Uexkull said.

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