Monday March 30, 2015

Looking for Statistics on Africa?

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has compiled this list of statistical resources for Africa. Includes economic and social data.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

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Friday March 27, 2015

Just a Reminder:

Celebrate Earth Hour which takes place this Saturday, March 28 2015 from 8:30-9:30 pm.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

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A report on Canadian food insecurity, released this week by Statistics Canada, found that malnourishment in the North increased during the first year of the Nutrition North program.

From the CBC:

The Statistics Canada report focused on the most recent food security data available, for the year 2011/2012. That was the same year the Nutrition North program, which aimed to address high food prices in Canada's territories by paying a shipping subsidy directly to retailers, was introduced.

However, that same year, the number of households that couldn't afford a healthy diet increased in all three territories — in Nunavut, climbing from an already staggering 32 per cent of households to 36.7 per cent.

Food insecurity is when people can't afford enough food, or the right variety of foods needed for a healthy diet. Nunavut has the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada, at 36.7 per cent. The Northwest Territories is second at 13.7 per cent, and the Yukon third, at 12.4 per cent.

This map, published as part of a report by the University of Toronto, shows household food insecurity by province and territory.

(Source: Canadian Geographers)

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