Food Security

UN: Rising food insecurity crippling Afghanistan

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UN: Rising food insecurity crippling Afghanistan

By RJ Whitehead

The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released by United Nations and partner agencies. 

Increasingly, the definition of 'food security' is expanding to refer to a secure food supply for all - not only the undernourished

Beyond malnutrition: Food security means food supply


Food security is not just about hunger and poverty – it must move into the mainstream as the challenge of feeding nine billion people comes into sharper focus, according to the European Commission.

The FAO already had warned that Yemen was facing widespread crop failure because of the conflict

Yemen facing food supply catastrophe

By Eliot Beer

Conflict in Yemen has pushed even more people into food insecurity, and growing shortages of food, water and fuel mean the country is facing imminent catastrophe, according to aid agencies.

Al Ghurair to boost UAE food security

By Eliot Beer

UAE conglomerate Al Ghurair Investment has pledged to help improve the country’s food security with foreign investments and improved domestic production facilities.

Iraq's wheat growing regions and its water resources are affected by the rise of Islamic State

Iraqi agriculture facing $38m shortfall

By Eliot Beer

Iraq needs an additional US$38.5m in agricultural aid if it is to avoid collapse, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang greets the audience ahead of his FAO pledge


China pledges millions to support food security, agri-sustainability

By RJ Whitehead

China has announced a US$50m donation to the Food and Agriculture Organisation to support the UN body’s programme of "South-South cooperation" to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.

Crops like bt brinjal have been trialled before in India


Chambers of commerce call for GM field trials

By RJ Whitehead

A leading industry body has called on India’s authorities to allow field trials of certain crops as a measure aimed at the poor by increasing food production.

China to keep up high grain production tempo

China to keep up high grain production tempo

By Ankush Chibber

China will continue to maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output in order to achieve its food security target over the next decade, according to an official government-backed report.

FAO: “Prospects for the winter wheat and barley crops, for harvest from May 2014, are unfavourable.

Syrian drought threatens food crops

By Eliot Beer

Syria may be facing increasing food security threats as drought threatens this year's harvests, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.


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