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Target Zero Hunger is a podcast that delves into the core issues of the UN Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). From eradicating poverty and hunger, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, rethinking food and agriculture production is critical to feeding a growing population and achieving these goals.

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Target Zero Hunger is a podcast that delves into the core issues of the UN Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). From eradicating poverty and hunger, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, rethinking food and agriculture production is critical to feeding a growing population and achieving these goals.

    TZH 60 - Empowering women clam harvesters

    TZH 60 - Empowering women clam harvesters

    300 kilometers south of Tunis, in the Gulf of Gabes, women have long harvested clams to generate an income. The seasonal work is often labor intensive and poorly paid. That is why FAO, in collaboration with the Tunisian government and a local women’s association, have created a pilot project to support the women in securing a fairer price for their clams, and it’s having all kinds of other benefits.

    • 5 min
    TZH 59 - 'Worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades'

    TZH 59 - 'Worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades'

    It’s the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades for many countries in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are most affected by the locust swarms. To date, the swarms have spread to a total of seven countries, including nearby Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania. As the situation continues to deteriorate, FAO warns there’s a growing risk the pests could migrate to more neighboring countries.

    Report: Charlotta Lomas, FAO

    • 4 min
    TZH 58 - Blue innovators: Plastic made from fish

    TZH 58 - Blue innovators: Plastic made from fish

    Innovators across the globe are coming up with new and exciting ways to harness the ocean’s resources sustainably, from blue fish fashion to the medical use of fish skin. These creative inventions offer potential alternative income generating opportunities for fisheries communities worldwide.
    Lucy Hughes is the inventor of MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste. The graduate student's innovation won the 2019 James Dyson Award.

    • 2 min
    TZH 57 - Montenegro’s mountains - where tourism meets tradition

    TZH 57 - Montenegro’s mountains - where tourism meets tradition

    In Montenegro, smallholder farmers rely heavily on traditional agriculture practices for their livelihoods. So much so, that a poor blueberry harvest or honey season can have devastating impacts on rural households. That’s why the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are rolling out a project there that links rural farming households with agritourism.

    • 7 min
    TZH 56 - Agriculture key to reducing emissions

    TZH 56 - Agriculture key to reducing emissions

    The agriculture sector is a major contributor to global warming. If the world is to keep to 1.5°C warming targets by the end of the century, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture sector is key. As the United Nations climate summit, COP25, convenes in Madrid, Spain this week, Alex Jones, director of the Climate and Environment Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says agriculture is firmly on the climate agenda.

    • 6 min
    TZH 55 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean: We need radical change

    TZH 55 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean: We need radical change

    The state of world’s ocean is in decline. From overfishing and pollution to climate change, the threats to ocean health are many and varied. That’s why the UN Secretary General created a Special Envoy for the Ocean. Listen to the full interview with Ambassador Peter Thomson.

    Host/Producer: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.
    Sound: Eric Deleu, FAO.

    • 7 min

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