Food Security

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 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.

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 [...]

23 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:34:04+00:00 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.

2 05, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:36:44+00:00 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.

18 01, 2016

Funding shortfall threatens UN efforts to counter drought in southern Africa

2016-01-18T16:30:00+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Climate change, Hunger and food security, News|

With 14 million people facing hunger in southern Africa as the El Niño weather pattern exacerbates drought, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned that it faces critical funding challenges.

15 01, 2016

Ethiopia: $50 million needed to tackle food insecurity caused by El Niño-induced drought, says UN

2017-11-16T15:44:50+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, Hunger and food security, News|

As the worst El Niño-induced drought has sparked a sharp deterioration in food security and massive drop in agricultural and pastoral production in Ethiopia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented a $50 million plan to assist agriculture- and livestock-dependent households and enhance their resilience.

14 01, 2016

WFP boosts efforts to end hunger by 2030 with Indian partnerships

2017-11-16T15:44:51+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News|

The World Food Programme (WFP) is promoting agreements with the Indian Government and business sector to boost nutrition in the world’s second most populous country, with 1.3 billion people, a vital step in eradicating global hunger by 2030.

7 01, 2016

Food price index drops due to abundant supplies, slow economic growth

2017-11-16T15:44:56+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News|

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015 according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, while the agency also reported that the dwindling global economy has triggered sharp price falls from metals to energy markets.