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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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China to raise local grain reserves to improve food security

China to raise local grain reserves to improve food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Big cities should hold enough grains and edible oil reserves to cover half a month of consumption, a government notice said.
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Ebola worsens food crisis in West Africa

Ebola worsens food crisis in West Africa | Food Security | Scoop.it
The situation is likely to worsen in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone following lower harvest, predicts report.
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Farming Goes To Town

Farming Goes To Town | Food Security | Scoop.it
Urban farming could improve food security but also increases the competition between urban and rural water needs.
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India can help find solution to food security issue: WTO

India can help find solution to food security issue: WTO | Food Security | Scoop.it
WTO chief Roberto Azevado said India can play an important role to find a solution to food security.
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Central African Republic: UN agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability

Central African Republic: UN agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability | Food Security | Scoop.it
The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared today.
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South Africa has highest level of food security in Africa

To have certainty about sufficient and nutritious food is of great value to any country, more so for a diverse society such as that of South Africa.
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China included potatoes as staple diet after rice, wheat and corn

Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China on 7 January 2015 announced to include potatoes as staple diet after rice, wheat and corn. The decision was based upon an attempt to ensure food security, ease the pressure on the environment and increase the income of farmers.

The addition of potatoes as another staple food was consistent with the government's policy of adjusting the agriculture structure to achieve sustainable development.

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Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis"

Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis" | Food Security | Scoop.it
Is there a food crisis in Zimbabwe? The UN says 2.2 million people will be in need of food assistance until the end of March, based on a 2013 government-led joint survey by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). But the government is now questioning those findings.
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Syria threatened by food insecurity

Syria threatened by food insecurity | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Syrian agricultural sector is deteriorating at an increasing rate. Destructive conditions over the past four years suggest that Syria may soon be hit by a wall of food insecurity. This disaster is even more tragic because Syria was once described as the “breadbasket of Rome” due to its production of grain, especially wheat. Until recently, Syria was working diligently to achieve self-sufficiency and food security. Before the outbreak of the country’s recent tragedy, Syria was considered an agricultural country, as the industry accounted for nearly 24% of its GNP.
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CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ASIA | Food Security | Scoop.it
FEEDING the people of the planet puts a lot of stress on the environment. Farming takes more than 40% of land and half the world's available freshwater. We may need to raise productivity by 70% by...
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The Evolution of the Puget Sound Food Hub

The Evolution of the Puget Sound Food Hub | Food Security | Scoop.it
Connecting small farmers to broader markets is the business of the Puget Sound Food Hub. Read about how they are making an impact one farm at a time.
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Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap

Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap | Food Security | Scoop.it

The more scientists actually study agroecology, the better it looks. The largest meta-analysis to date comparing yields of organic and conventional agriculture concluded that the "yield gap" between the two is much smaller than previously claimed and for some crops, doesn't exist at all.

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Full text of the new article is available at http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1799/20141396 

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Growing Super Crops: Conventional or GM? « Techtonics

Growing Super Crops: Conventional or GM? « Techtonics | Food Security | Scoop.it
A lot of folks probably don’t like their food messed with, meaning they’d rather not have carrots cross-bred into pea-carrots, for example, or potatoes genetically fortified with nutrients they weren’t born with. But in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, fortified crops can help populations struggling for survival. Fortified crops are created either through […]
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Davos 2015: Focus on international food security

Davos 2015: Focus on international food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Focusing on global food security inequalities, Alec Hogg spoke to Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute.
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Food diversity vital for adapting to climate change

Food diversity vital for adapting to climate change | Food Security | Scoop.it
Maintaining genetic diversity within the world’s food supply is vital to ensuring that humankind can preserve crop yields and adapt to climate change, however, a warming world places diversity at risk, a paper from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.
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Zambia’s agro sector records growth

Zambia’s agro sector records growth | Food Security | Scoop.it
ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka ZAMBIA’s agriculture sector has continued to register growth due to Governments’ effort to prioritise food security, Agco senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Africa and Middle East, Rob Smith has observed. The company that specialises in manufacturing and distributing agricultural equipment has also over the last few years invested a …
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Will we be hungry in a warming world? USDA wants to know

The agricultural livestock field will have to undergo systematic changes to cope with food security and sustainability problems in a climate-changed world, according to a new report commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences.
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Putting more food on Africa's table -- with a little help from science and other clever things

Putting more food on Africa's table -- with a little help from science and other clever things | Food Security | Scoop.it

AST year Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, invested $1 billion into rice production in Nigeria. This new investment is in support of the Nigerian Government’s plan to attain food sufficiency and become a net-exporter of rice by 2015. Rice is crucial to Nigeria food security - 84% of Nigerian households consume rice yet the country has a rice import bill currently exceeding $2 billion, which has the potential to deplete the country’s foreign currency reserves.


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Global Food Security and Supply

Global Food Security and Supply | Food Security | Scoop.it
With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for their populations has never been more pressing. Finding better supply chain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure and sustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now in a position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure and assess our use – or misuse – of natural resources, including food. The impact of new technologies and management systems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways to reduce waste.Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinct information for people who want to understand how the global food system works. The book demonstrates the specific tools available for understanding how food supply works, addresses the challenges facing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers to appreciate how these challenges might be overcome.This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses on recent data and findings from a range of international collaborations and studies.  The author provides both a snapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projection of where these issues may lead us in the future. This book will therefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders, commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers and students seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolving topic.

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Barbarians at the farm gate

Barbarians at the farm gate | Food Security | Scoop.it
IN THE next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together. But with sprawling cities gobbling up arable land, agricultural productivity gains decreasing, and demand for biofuels increasing, supply is not keeping up with demand. Clever farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs are bursting with ideas. But they need money to make this jump.
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Reshaping Agriculture Is Africa’s Window To A Diversified Economic Future

Reshaping Agriculture Is Africa’s Window To A Diversified Economic Future | Food Security | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Falling crude oil prices has put several economies across Africa at risk. And has once again shown how critical the agricultural sector is to any economy, particularly that of Africa.
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Kenya: Experts warn that low grain prices could pose threat to national food security

Kenya: Experts warn that low grain prices could pose threat to national food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Agricultural experts have cautioned that mishandling of maize purchasing by the Government could turn maize farming to an unviable venture and lead to food insecurity in years ahead.
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Securing future food supply for the developing world

Securing future food supply for the developing world | Food Security | Scoop.it
Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, awarded $10 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve crop yield of the cassava plant
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Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland | Food Security | Scoop.it

It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world's food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world's farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast? If small farmers continue to lose the very basis of their existence, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.


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Urban farming helps feed the world

Urban farming helps feed the world | Food Security | Scoop.it

Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.

Researchers, using satellite data, found that agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas occupy an area equivalent to the 28-nation EU.

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