Hunger and food security

607, 2017

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

July 6th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.

2706, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

June 27th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

2306, 2017

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

June 23rd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

205, 2017

On World Tuna Day, UN cites importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving 2030 Agenda

May 2nd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Oceans|

As migratory tuna species account for 20 per cent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight per cent of all globally traded seafood, the inaugural celebration by the United Nations of World Tuna Day is an important step in recognizing the critical role of tuna to sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.

1204, 2017

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

April 12th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Oceans|

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

612, 2016

Countries urged to prioritize protection of pollinators to ensure food security at UN Biodiversity Conference

December 6th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News|

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

1611, 2016

FAO calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

November 16th, 2016|Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Report says there is mounting evidence that food systems may be major conduits of AMR.

911, 2016

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Hunger and food security, News|

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

1710, 2016

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

October 17th, 2016|Climate change, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

17 October 2016 – The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report.

“There is no doubt climate change affects food security,” […]