Food Security

Australia could play a bigger role in food security

Australia could play a bigger role in food security

By RJ Whitehead

Australia could increase its food security role in Asia, with food consumption modelled under specific scenarios to more than double by 2030, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva

United Nations calls for pro-family farming policies

By RJ Whitehead

The United Nations and its Food and Agriculture Organisation have appealed to governments to boost support to the world’s small-scale family farmers in order to win the fight against hunger. 

Food insecurity drives conflict, says IFPRI research

Food insecurity drives conflict, says IFPRI research

By Eliot Beer

Food insecurity is a disproportionately significant cause of conflict in the Arab world, and improving food security can reduce regional conflict, according to research from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

New grain silos to open in Fujairah

New grain silos to open in Fujairah

A plan to build grain silos in the second-smallest emirate could help improve food security in the region, if political threats materialise.

Lack of access to water is a crucial stumbling block on the path to food security in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi hopes to lead agricultural revolution

By Noel Ebdon

The first Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is set to take place in Abu Dhabi early next year, aiming to turn the spotlight on the future of agriculture in the region.

Food makers should love India’s new food security Bill

Ankush at large

Food makers should love India’s new food security Bill

By Ankush Chibber

The charter of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Indian constitution is pretty consistent with the modern idea of liberal democracies. Much like elsewhere, an Indian citizen has the rights to free speech and equality, and the right to be free from...

Cabinet finally approves Food Security Bill. Next stop parliament

Indian politicking

Cabinet finally approves Food Security Bill. Next stop parliament

By RJ Whitehead

After days of frenzied negotiations and brinksmanship, delays and declarations, the Indian cabinet has finally approved an ambitious plan to subsidise food for two-thirds of its population, according to early BBC reports.

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