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The Arab World’s Looming Crisis: The Rapidly Rising Cost of Food

The Arab World’s Looming Crisis: The Rapidly Rising Cost of Food | Food Security | Scoop.it
Most nations in the Arab world import 60% to 80% of their food, and with the cost of these imports set to top $115 billion by 2020, Ibrahim Saif writes that radical policy changes are needed to avoid a major crisis.
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'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests

'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests | Food Security | Scoop.it
Crops grown on "land-grabbed" areas in developing countries have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, new research has suggested.
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UK faces 'significant' land shortage

UK faces 'significant' land shortage | Food Security | Scoop.it

Britain is running out of land for food and faces a potential shortfall of two million hectares by 2030 according to new research.

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10 things you need to know about the global food system

10 things you need to know about the global food system | Food Security | Scoop.it
There is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable

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Guardian article references CCAFS Big Fact: Ariculture is responsible for 75% of deforestation worldwide, and is the largest contributor of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions.


http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts2014/#theme=food-emissions

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AU Declares 2014 Year of Agriculture & Food Security

AU Declares 2014 Year of Agriculture & Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) says the African Union Assembly of Head of State and Government, has declared the year 2014 to be the year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa...
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China: Beijing rebuts negative remarks about food security

China: Beijing rebuts negative remarks about food security | Food Security | Scoop.it

Chinese agricultural authorities on Wednesday fended off negative remarks made by a policy institute president over food security, saying China is able to feed itself.

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Global mapping can help reduce El Nino crop losses

Global mapping can help reduce El Nino crop losses | Food Security | Scoop.it
New global mapping techniques will help to better track and predict the effects of El Nino and La Nina on crop yields, say researchers
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Climate Change Threatens Food Supply

Climate Change Threatens Food Supply | Food Security | Scoop.it
Climate change could hit our stomachs and our wallets, cutting into the growth in food production even as the world’s population increases, according to a ne...
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Does China Pose a Threat to Global Food Security? It Says No

Does China Pose a Threat to Global Food Security? It Says No | Food Security | Scoop.it
China’s agriculture ministry took umbrage with an essay detailing concerns that rising domestic pressures on food consumption could result in spiking food prices and political unrest as the country joins in on a global “scramble for food.”
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Focusing on success, Feed the Future eyes lasting political support

Focusing on success, Feed the Future eyes lasting political support | Food Security | Scoop.it

Champions of Feed the Future highlighted the initiative’s successes on Monday at the start of a three-day forum examining the U.S.-led effort to tackle food security, during which participants raised the issue of obtaining continued support in light of a challenging domestic political situation.

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Improving Indian Food Security: Why Prime Minister Modi Should Embrace the World Trade Organization

Improving Indian Food Security: Why Prime Minister Modi Should Embrace the World Trade Organization | Food Security | Scoop.it
Joshua Meltzer examines the World Trade Organization's role in increasing India's food security and argues that the recent election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi provides a key opportunity for the country to rationalize its agriculture subsidies.
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FAO emphasizes on strengthening partnerships to address food insecurity in Eastern Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is emphasizing on the need to strengthen partnership among regional and international organs to address food insecurity and end hunger in Eastern Africa, where millions of people are still threatened by food insecurity.



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DR Congo faces food insecurity despite aid

DR Congo faces food insecurity despite aid | Food Security | Scoop.it
In war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, aid is not turning into food security - leaving populations close to famine.
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S. Africa sets good example by fighting hunger: FAO

S. Africa sets good example by fighting hunger: FAO | Food Security | Scoop.it

South Africa has set a good example for Africa in terms of fighting hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

South Africa is one of the two countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with under five percent of their populations undernourished, FAO said in a statement emailed to Xinhua on Thursday. The other country is Ghana.

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Reorganization of crop production and trade could save China's water supply

Reorganization of crop production and trade could save China's water supply | Food Security | Scoop.it
PRINCETON, N.J.—China's rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources – especially in the agricultural sector – due to increasing demands for food. And, because of the country's climate and geography, irrigation is now
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Sir Conway's guide to feeding the world

Sir Conway's guide to feeding the world | Food Security | Scoop.it
Sir Gordon Conway says we need to increase food production by more than 70 per cent by 2050.
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Kenya: Female-headed households ‘prone to food insecurity’

Kenya: Female-headed households ‘prone to food insecurity’ | Food Security | Scoop.it
A study in rural Kenya unravels gender inequity in food security, with men gaining the upper hand.
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Kenya to Boost Rice Production to Ensure Food Security

Kenya to Boost Rice Production to Ensure Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Kenya's Agriculture Ministry is planning to increase rice production in the country to curb food shortage and increase food security, according to local sources.  
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Inside the Looming Food Crisis | Nat Geo Food

Inside the Looming Food Crisis | Nat Geo Food | Food Security | Scoop.it

We don't worry much about food, especially when it is plentiful and cheap. Only when prices rise do we we pay much attention to any potential problems with the food supply. In the United States food has been relatively cheap for decades—typically costing less than 10 percent of our income—so we often take it for granted.

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Prospects for Ukraine’s agriculture production increase

Prospects for Ukraine’s agriculture production increase | Food Security | Scoop.it
Ukraine is believed to have enormous potential for the development of its agriculture because of its arable land. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the sector has undergone through a s
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China's Food Security, 2.0 And Beyond

China's Food Security, 2.0 And Beyond | Food Security | Scoop.it
There was a time when overseas acquisitions by Chinese food companies were known more for debacles than success. China Bright Food, the second largest food group of China, used to be known for a string of failed matrimonies – with Australian sugar maker CSR, UK's United Biscuits, and most publicly [...]
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Syria: FAO develops a regional plan to support agriculture and rural livelihoods of impacted neighboring countries

Syria: FAO develops a regional plan to support agriculture and rural livelihoods of impacted neighboring countries | Food Security | Scoop.it
As the Syrian crisis drags into its fourth year, the food security situation in Syria and neighboring...
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Hotter nights may cause rice yields to fall

Hotter nights may cause rice yields to fall | Food Security | Scoop.it
Scientists worry about the negative effect of rising night temperature on the yields of Asia’s basic food staple.
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Pakistan: Water shortage: Food crops under threat

ISLAMABAD:  The agriculture sector is considered the backbone of the country’s economy, contributing 21.4% to the national output and employing 45% of the labour force.

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Climate change may increase ‘hidden hunger’

Climate change may increase ‘hidden hunger’ | Food Security | Scoop.it
In this podcast, experts explain why higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may worsen malnutrition.
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Genetically modified foods confuse consumers

Genetically modified foods confuse consumers | Food Security | Scoop.it
Throughout the country, there's a lot of confusion about genetically modified foods and their safety, and whether labeling matters.
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