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Record-high U.S. corn plantings in 2013

Record-high U.S. corn plantings in 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it
U.S. corn acreage will rise to an all-time high of 97.6 million acres in 2013 as farmers try to capitalize on high prices, Rabobank says in a report.
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FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July

FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July | Food Security | Scoop.it

The FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds,  reflecting ample supplies for these commodities.

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DuPont: Partnering to help small holder farmers is good for business | Devex

DuPont: Partnering to help small holder farmers is good for business | Devex | Food Security | Scoop.it

Interest in food security goes beyond the purview of development professionals — increasingly agriculture companies are seeing a business case for getting involved.

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Britain's food self-sufficiency is in long-term decline, warn farmers

Britain's food self-sufficiency is in long-term decline, warn farmers | Food Security | Scoop.it
NFU says year's food supply 'would run out today without imports', with homegrown food making up only 60% of total
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5 ways to improve global food security

5 ways to improve global food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Nearly 1 billion people around the world suffer from hunger. Considering that we already produce enough food to feed the whole planet, this should no longer be a problem. But there are a number of factors that get in the way, including inefficient use of water, fertilizers and crop rotations.
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Nigeria: FG, Dangote Sign U.S.$1 Billion MoU On Rice Production

Nigeria: FG, Dangote Sign U.S.$1 Billion MoU On Rice Production | Food Security | Scoop.it
THE Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Dangote Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, of $1 billion investment on rice production.
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World Could be Headed for Crippling Famine by the 2050s

World Could be Headed for Crippling Famine by the 2050s | Food Security | Scoop.it

The world is headed for a potentially crippling famine by 2050 triggered by growing populations and unabated global warming. 

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Climate change increases risk of crop slowdown in next 20 years

Climate change increases risk of crop slowdown in next 20 years | Food Security | Scoop.it
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds.
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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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US criticised over increased private sector investment in Africa

US criticised over increased private sector investment in Africa | Food Security | Scoop.it
New Alliance agriculture initiative risks prioritising profit over people and pushing poor farmers further into poverty
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Sowing the future: Food security in Latin America's growing cities

Sowing the future: Food security in Latin America's growing cities | Food Security | Scoop.it
Latin America has been at the forefront of adopting regulations and legal instruments that guarantee an individual’s right to food. However, the vast majority of these initiatives have not yet tran...
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After failure of talks on food security, India hopes to convince WTO by Sept

After failure of talks on food security, India hopes to convince WTO by Sept | Food Security | Scoop.it
After the recent failure of WTO talks, India today hoped that by September it will convince the multi-lateral trading body about the need for developing nations to give subsidies on foodstocks so that it is relieved of the "Damocles rpt Damocles sword".
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Prospects for Modernization of Agriculture in Sudan with an Emphasis to Food Security

Prospects for Modernization of Agriculture in Sudan with an Emphasis to Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it

Sudan is among very few countries with vast recourses potentials and sparse population that could become structurally food surplus country. The total area of Sudan is about 81 million hectares (250 million acres) of which 86 million acres could easily be cultivable, which is more than half the currently cultivated acreage-base of the United States.

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Food security in Australia

Food security in Australia | Food Security | Scoop.it
How much food does Australia produce, and what does this mean for food security in Australia? Watch this clip to find...
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Food production feeling the warming effect

Food production feeling the warming effect | Food Security | Scoop.it
Rising global temperatures, as well as pollution, are increasingly harming crop yields in areas of the world, scientists say – meaning more look set to go without food and water.
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Scientists' Cheat Sheet for Improving Global Food Production

Scientists' Cheat Sheet for Improving Global Food Production | Food Security | Scoop.it

Even as the world’s population increases and an expanding global middle class demands more meat-intensive diets, climate change is altering conditions for agriculture. Scientists and policymakers are concerned about future food security.

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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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