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B4FA – Week in Review 25 October 2017

October 25th, 2017 / B4FA.org

The theme of World Food Day 2017 focused on addressing migration through investing in food security and rural development. At the global ceremony the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters HH Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, …

B4FA Week in Review – 18 October 2017

October 18th, 2017 / B4FA.org

This week has seen the publication of the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) which charts progress in reducing hunger around the world. Advances have been uneven, with millions still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises. According to the 2017 GHI, of the 119 countries assessed, in …

B4FA Week in Review – 11 October 2017

October 11th, 2017 / B4FA.org

Big news this week as Uganda’s Parliament finally passes its long-debated biotechnology safety bill, the Uganda’s National Biosafety Act (formerly the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012). The law has been under discussion since 2012 and lays out guidelines for the commercialization and transport of GMOS for import and export.  According …

B4FA – The Week in Review

October 4th, 2017 / B4FA.org

What would the world do without coffee? The 29th of September was International Coffee Day, during which people all over the world celebrated one of humanity’s favorite beverages. But over at the International Coffee Organization (ICO), coffee is taken extra seriously. During a meeting taking place from 29 September to …