At 75, FAO is as relevant as ever

October 15, 2020 04:09 am

The UN’s food agency was born in the wake of catastrophe. Three-quarters of a century later, its mission has been made more relevant to the world at large by another global scourge.

Ending hunger and poverty amid COVID-19 impacts will require leveraging agricultural technology, innovation and partnerships.

With the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic affecting low-income families across the globe, star couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated USD one million to two hunger relief funds.

Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the city: theirs is the story of Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz”.

Combating hunger

December 11, 2019 10:50 am

This is no time for complacency for Nepal when we are heading toward 2030, the year to bring hunger to zero level as per the UN Sustainable Development Goal

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: President Bidya Bhandari launched Baliyo Nepal, a national nutrition movement, amidst a special function at President’s Office, Shital Niwas on Friday. Baliyo Nepal seeks to mobilize private sector and civil society to support Nepal’s efforts in the reduction of chronic malnutrition and hunger.

Are you malnourished?

October 16, 2019 01:00 am

What we eat defines how well-nourished or malnourished we are. It’s simply not how much we eat that’s causing the malnourishment, it’s more to do with what we’re eating

WASHINGTON, Aug 8: On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals.

DUBAI, July 31: At least 15 Ethiopians died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded in the sea without food or water for a week, a U.N. migration agency said.

BERLIN, June 26: A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change.

I found humanity today

June 17, 2019 12:05 pm

I felt hungry and went to the kitchen myself. All of a sudden I started wanting to eat junk food.

In a country of night owls Abhishek Gurung often wondered why there were no service providers who catered exclusively to them. “Most people I know stay up late and get their work done in the nighttime. Seeing as how our lifestyles are changing, I’d say there will eventually be more night owls than early birds,”.

Actions for zero hunger

October 15, 2018 00:00 am

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non-condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.

Scientists in Canada exploring the “hangry” phenomenon have found a link between hunger and mood swings.

NEW DELHI, July 29: Expressing dissatisfaction over the delay in the appointment of Lokpal at the Centre, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he will launch a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union Government.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali Congress lawmaker Minendra Rijal questioned the rationale of the government to force Dr. Govinda KC for his 15th hunger strike when it eventually had to agree with the demands.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The ongoing hunger strike by Dr Govinda KC is set to break the records of his past 14 fasts-unto-death on Monday as the longest one but government apathy toward his demands continues.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has been on fast-unto-death for 179 days in total since 2012, as of Tuesday. He has been demanding reforms in the medical sector, under different governments.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Agitating Ganga Maya has broken her hunger strike on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Ganga Maya Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha, who is on the 41st day of her fast-unto-death Monday, has refused to end the hunger strike even after the surrender of Chhabilal Paudel, one of the prime accused in the killing of her son.

JUMLA, June 30: Crusader for medical education reform and  senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC initiated his 15th fast-unto-death, in Jumla on Saturday afternoon. He began the hunger strike under police custody but  was subsequently released .

KATHMANDU, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma have held one-on-one talks to discuss the issue of Ganga Maya Shrestha, who is on a fast-unto death.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Civil rights crusader Dr Govinda KC, who is a professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of Tribhuvan University has urged the government on Thursday to address his four-point demand as soon as possible.

Fighting hunger

April 5, 2018 00:30 am

Our children want to ensure that their children will live in a world where safe, healthy, nutritious food is always available and always accessible

KATHMANDU, March 14: Dr Govinda KC, who had announced to start hunger strike from Tuesday demanding resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, has postponed it for five days.

KATHMANDU, Mar 3: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has announced that he will begin his fast-unto-death from March 13 demanding resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli.

Toward zero hunger

February 8, 2018 00:34 am

Tarai is often called Nepal’s food bank but children there suffer from malnutrition and food crisis.

Global warming and hunger

January 21, 2018 00:19 am

Relying on climate policies to fight hunger is doomed. Any realistic carbon cuts will be expensive and have virtually no impact on climate

Dr KC breaks hunger strike

January 14, 2018 03:14 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Dr Govinda KC has ended his 14th hunger strike at 10:00 am today following a five-point agreement with the government Friday night. KC drank juice offered by a cobbler to break his hunger strike at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

KC ends his hunger strike

January 13, 2018 09:43 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his fourteenth hunger strike demanding reforms in the country’s medical education sector, has ended his fast.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Appreciating the Supreme Court (SC) order to investigate the citizenship and academic certificates of Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli, Dr Govinda KC has said that he will continue his 14th hunger strike until his remaining demands are addressed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Senior orthopedic at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC has begun his hunger strike from Monday afternoon at 4 pm.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Senior orthopedic at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC is set to begin his hunger strike from Monday afternoon at 4 pm.

NUWAKOT, Dec 28: Huge amount of relief materials meant for the earthquake victims remained stored in a warehouse in Bidur while the victims were left high and dry for over two years.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-colored paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chilli sauce. The dish’s name, injogogi, means “man-made meat.”

RAJBIRAJ, Nov 1: District youth leaders from Saptari have begun a fast-unto-death from Tuesday to their dissatisfaction over party’s decision to share seats for upcoming House of Representatives election.

Global hunger index reveals that hunger gnaws India

Global hunger index reveals that hunger gnaws India

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: After the government failed to take serious measures to bring the Medical Education Act as per the recommendations of the Mathema report, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), launched his 13th fast-unto-death Thursday. Dr KC has also demanded the sacking of Dr Ramakanth Makaju, vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University, and KU Dean Dr Rajendra Koju, accusing them of involvement with the medical mafia.

Removing hunger

September 11, 2017 00:30 am

The many uses of biotechnology are helping to feed Asia-Pacific, the world’s hungriest region.

Dr KC to start 12th hunger strike today

September 6, 2017 03:46 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: As the government has not shown any interest in addressing his demands, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is all set to launch his 12th fast-unto-death from Wednesday.

BANKE, Aug 30: After spending days under the open sky, Kaushilya Kumari Barma of Daduwa Rural Municipality-2, returned back to what was left of her home. There was not a single grain of food in her home as flood had swept away everything.

KANCHANPUR, August 28: Dr Govinda KC who is currently in Spatari, providing treatment to the flood victims, has said that he will continue his fight against the medical mafia by giving continuity to his hunger strike.

Temporary teachers ends hunger strike

August 21, 2017 22:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The agitating temporary schoolteachers ended the hunger strike on Monday after Ministry of Education agreed to take their examination after the amendment of the Education Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has postponed his 23-day-long fast-unto-death in view of the loss of lives and property caused by monsoon rains-triggered floods and landslides in the country.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC is likely to halt his fast-unto-death in view of the loss of lives and property caused by monsoon rains-triggered floods and landslides.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Dr Govinda KC has so far spent 143 days in five years fasting-unto-deaths for vital reforms in the  medical education sector. However, the government is yet to meet all his demands.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: No agreement could be reached between the government and the representatives of Dr Govinda KC even on Sunday, the 21st day of the 11th fast-unto-death being staged by Dr KC. Dr KC's representatives have blamed government negligence for the continuation of the status quo.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Although Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba directed that the problems regarding  Dr Govinda KC’s demands be resolved, the talks teams could not reach an agreement even on the 19th day of Dr KC’s  hunger strike.

KATHMANDU, August 10: Dr Govinda KC's 11th fast-on-to death strike demanding substantial improvement in medical sector has already reached 18 days. The members of Facebook group known as Men’s Room Reloaded (MRR) is supporting the protest by staging a relay hunger strike at Maitighar Mandala.