Hunger and food security

16 02, 2018

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

2018-02-19T16:32:33+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation in the war-ravaged Kasai region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

2 02, 2018

Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

2018-02-05T15:49:13+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values; and steady for meat, the United Nations agricultural agency said Thursday. In January 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, which tracks the monthly change in international [...]

11 01, 2018

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

2018-01-12T15:11:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

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 [...]