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With poor diets posing a greater global health risk than air pollution, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined, the private sector needs to play a stronger role in encouraging people to eat more nutritious food, according to a new policy brief.

An estimated 900,000 residents living in Nairobi’s slum areas are starving, it has now emerged.

Current levels of investment in agricultural value chains are insufficient to achieve key development goals including ending poverty and hunger, boosting shared prosperity through more and better jobs, and better stewarding the world’s natural resources by 2030.

The US, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has earmarked $75m (sh274b) towards improving food and nutrition security in Karamoja sub-region.

For centuries people in Asia and the Pacific region have grown and consumed a wide variety of nutritious foods. Unfortunately, more recent generations have slowly but surely changed their diets and have moved away from many of these traditional foods.

Lack of synergy between various endorsing agencies is stifling growth, say experts

In 2013, the first cultured beef burger (clean meat) was produced and cooked. At that point, the cost of that one patty was USD 375,000.

Poor rainfall and high food prices will lead to food insecurity through September, says the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

The price of major food commodities in the country has more than tripled within the last ten years, latest government survey shows.

Nutrition in drought-hit counties has improved due to the availability of food supplies, a report shows.

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