Food security

Food & Trees for Africa: Food Gardens for Africa Trainee Programme Manager

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seeks to appoint a Food Gardens for Africa Trainee Programme Manager, based in Woodmead, Johannesburg.

United Nations World Food Programme: Information Technology Assistant

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Information Technology Assistant, based in Johannesburg.

Internal Vacancy Announcement: OMJ/VA 26/2013

Position Grade: G5 (fixed term)

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United Nations World Food Programme: Logistics Assistant

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Logistics Assistant, based in Johannesburg.

Internal Vacancy Announcement: OMJ/VA 21/2013

Position Grade: G4 (fixed term)

The Logistics Assistant will be under the direct supervision of Senior Regional Logistics Officer.

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United Nations World Food Programme: National Programme Officer

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a National Programme Officer, Resource Management Analyst, based in Johannesburg.

Internal Vacancy Announcement: OMJ/VA 20/2013

Position Grade: NOC (fixed term)

United Nations World Food Programme: Staff Assistant

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Staff Assistant for the Programme unit, based in Johannesburg.

Internal Vacancy Announcement: OMJ/VA 18/2013

Position Grade: G5 (fixed term)

The Staff Assistant will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Adviser.

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One in Eight People Chronically Undernourished - UN Agencies

One in eight people around the world are chronically undernourished, states the United Nations (UN) food agencies’ report. The agencies warn world leaders that some regions would fail to halve the number of hungry people by 2015.
 
The agencies further state that the countries which have previously experienced conflict during the past two decades are more likely to have witnessed significant setbacks in reducing hunger.
 

Food & Trees for Africa: Community Trainers

Food & Trees for Africa is the first and only South African social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and global warming education and awareness.

Food & Trees for Africa seeks to appoint qualified and experienced Community Trainers, based in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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Food & Trees for Africa: Agriculture Officers

Food & Trees for Africa is the first and only South African social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and global warming education and awareness.

Food & Trees for Africa seeks to appoint qualified and experienced Agriculture Officers, based in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

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SA’s Food Security Policy Criticised

According to an opinion by Glenn Ashton, “We are what we eat and on the whole South Africans are unhealthy” because the increasingly industrialised food chain they eat far too much refined, processed food.

Ashton points out that the poor are exceptionally exposed to this pernicious trend, with the cheapest maize meal consisting disproportionately of husks, which provide very little nutritional benefit.

He argues that in some cases, diets consist of more than 90 percent of maize meal, adding that, “What passes as food is too often a simulacrum, counterfeit.”

World Food Programme: Admistrative and Travel Assistant

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations,and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger worldwide.

The United Nations WFP seeks to appoint a Administrative and Travel Assistant, based in Johannesburg.

This is  6-month special service agreement contract position.

Position Title: A  G5

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