Hunger and food security

7 12, 2017

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency

2017-12-07T21:39:36+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday.

10 11, 2017

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

2017-11-10T17:37:37+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday.

9 11, 2017

Global food import bill rising despite robust output in 2017 – UN

2017-11-16T15:30:04+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

The cost of importing food is rising in 2017, driven by increased international demand for most food stuffs, as well as higher freight charges, the United Nations agriculture agency said Thursday.

20 10, 2017

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

2017-11-16T15:31:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Cities, Hunger and food security, News|

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

9 10, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:38+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

7 09, 2017

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

2017-11-16T15:32:45+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A news release said that the FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 per cent from July, ending three months of consecutive increases. However, the Index – [...]

30 08, 2017

UN agriculture chief says Uganda ‘leading example’ of sustainable refugee response

2017-11-16T15:32:51+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

The head of the United Nations agriculture agency today called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety. “Uganda's refugee model is an example to the world,” said UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José [...]

23 08, 2017

Emigration and food insecurity in Central American ‘dry corridor’ focus of new UN-backed study

2017-11-16T15:32:52+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – exacerbated by El Niño phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 – and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States, the United Nations food relief agency reported. “The study provides an important insight [...]

16 08, 2017

Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced by conflict in DR Congo – UN agency

2017-11-16T15:32:55+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency. The World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner World Vision have launched an emergency operation to provide food assistance to 42,000 food insecure people who, [...]

14 08, 2017

Amid soaring food insecurity in DR Congo, UN agencies call for food aid, supplies

2017-11-16T15:32:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

More than one in ten people living in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are hungry due to escalating and prolonged conflict and displacement, United Nations agencies today reported, warning that the situation will worsen unless urgent support comes in time. "7.7 million people face acute hunger– a 30 percent increase over [...]