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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
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.