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Five regulatory barriers undermining intra-African food trade

Five regulatory barriers undermining intra-African food trade | Food Security | Scoop.it
Africa, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, still has to import a large percentage of its food in order to feed its rapidly growing population. The rising cost of importing food can lead to deepening food insecurity.
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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security

El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years.
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Feeding the world's cities: a critical challenge for sustainable development

Feeding the world's cities: a critical challenge for sustainable development | Food Security | Scoop.it
Providing healthy diets for the world's growing urban population requires forging stronger links between rural producers and urban markets and building food systems that are more socially inclusive, environmentally sound and less wasteful, FAO Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today.
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Sustainable development?
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Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict

Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict | Food Security | Scoop.it
Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report released today.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 14, 12:38 PM
Hunger increases from conflict.
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Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system

Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system | Food Security | Scoop.it
A panel of British and American researchers, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, will present updated research revealing how extreme events which ...
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Crop Failure and Fading Food Supplies: Climate Change's Lasting Impact

Crop Failure and Fading Food Supplies: Climate Change's Lasting Impact | Food Security | Scoop.it
Cereals form the lifeblood of diets around the globe, but harvests are falling as temperatures warm, putting millions of people at risk.
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USDA Invests in Global Food Security

USDA Invests in Global Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Today, 795 million people around the world do not have access to a sufficient supply of safe and nutritious food. The United Nations estimates that worldwide demand for food will increase 70 percent by 2050. To meet this need, production in developing countries will need to almost double.
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Africa could be the answer to delaying 'peak grain'

Africa could be the answer to delaying 'peak grain' | Food Security | Scoop.it
Agricultural yields could more than triple in a number of African countries, suggesting that tremendous improvements in food security are possible, according to new findings by the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas.
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Feeding the Developing World: Six Major Challenges

Feeding the Developing World: Six Major Challenges | Food Security | Scoop.it
Today, one in nine of the world’s 7.3 billion people — more than 800 million men, women and children — don’t get enough to eat, despite the fact that more than enough food is produced daily to feed everyone on Earth (at least based on calories).
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Americans spend a smaller fraction of their budget on food than anyone else

When droughts or crop failures cause food prices to spike, many Americans hardly notice. The average American, after all, spends just 6.5 percent of his or her household budget on food consumed at home. (If you include eating out, that rises to around 11 percent.)

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We Are Literally Farming Ourselves Out of Food

We Are Literally Farming Ourselves Out of Food | Food Security | Scoop.it
Two items crossed my desk recently that were so fundamentally opposite in their visions of the future that it was enough to give a reader whiplash. The first was the 2012 book Abundance, the optimistic paen to entrepreneurs, inventors and Silicon Valley gazillionaires written by X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis and science journalist Steven Kotler. The authors claim that the exponential growth of technology will solve all the world's ills, and, "within a generation ... provide goods and services, once reserved for the wealthy few, to any and all who need them." Poo-burning toilets, refrigerator-sized water purifiers, portable nuclear power plants, algae biofuels and skyscraper greenhouses capable of feeding the world's 800 million hungry, among many other gadgets, they contend, are just around the corner and, within 25 years, will create a techno-utopian world.
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Planet Protein: Can Meat Production Keep Up with 2.4 billion more People?

Planet Protein: Can Meat Production Keep Up with 2.4 billion more People? | Food Security | Scoop.it
The United Nations predicted earlier this year that world population, today at 7.2 billion, will increase to 9.6 billion by 2050, with the largest growth projected in developing countries including India and within Africa.
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How Nigeria can change its food security narrative – NACCIMA

How Nigeria can change its food security narrative – NACCIMA | Food Security | Scoop.it
That Nigeria’s economy has been brought to its knees following the glut of oil in the global market, which led to an unprecedented slump in prices is no longer news.
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FAO: Investing in a future free from hunger

FAO: Investing in a future free from hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it

 Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the "Zero Hunger generation", FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investments in social protection and rural development at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today.

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Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering

Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering | Food Security | Scoop.it
As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to help farming families produce food to meet basic needs.
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Help for Syria. 
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Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought

Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought | Food Security | Scoop.it
Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have devastating effects on the lives and livelihoods of farmers and herders.
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Forgotten Crops May Hold Key to Nutritional Security

Forgotten Crops May Hold Key to Nutritional Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Genome sequencing of Africa's traditional crops intends to speed breeding of hardier, more nutrition crops to prevent malnutrition and stunting in children. Many of these are considered "orphan" crops because they have been ignored by science and industry because of their lesser commercial value. 
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Interesting crops and question?

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Promise in unusual areas.
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Agricultural Research Needs to Be a Priority | National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Agricultural Research Needs to Be a Priority | National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Food Security | Scoop.it

Seeing President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and the strong commitment it makes to agricultural research reminds me of Dr. Consuelo De Moraes.

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Weather Extremes Slash Cereal Yields

Weather Extremes Slash Cereal Yields | Food Security | Scoop.it
Climate change may have already begun to take its toll of agriculture. New research suggests that drought and extreme heat in the last 50 years have reduced cereal production by up to 10%. And, for once, developed nations may have sustained greater losses than developing nations.
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Now is the time for another Green Revolution

Now is the time for another Green Revolution | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Green Revolution of the 1960s prevented mass starvation in the developing world. Just as deep fear was taking hold among economists and demographers that food production wouldn’t keep up with global population growth, the effects of technological advances solved the problem. The microbiologist and geneticist Norman E. Borlaug developed a high-yield, disease-resistant wheat plant, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. Work at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines radically improved grain productivity. As a result of these and related advances, wheat and rice yields in Asia doubled from the 1960s to the 1990s, and grain prices fell even though the Asian population grew by 60 percent.
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Cool Jobs: Finding foods for the future

Cool Jobs: Finding foods for the future | Food Security | Scoop.it
Researchers combine creativity with science to develop new edibles from the land and sea
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Global Food Prices Drop a Further 5% on Falling Wheat and Maize Prices

Global Food Prices Drop a Further 5% on Falling Wheat and Maize Prices | Food Security | Scoop.it
International food commodity prices continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all contributed to the sharpest fall of the FAO Food Price Index in almost seven years.
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World food supply at growing risk from severe weather

World food supply at growing risk from severe weather | Food Security | Scoop.it
In 2007, drought struck the bread baskets of Europe, Russia, Canada, and Australia. Global grain stocks were already scant, so wheat prices began to rise rapidly. When countries put up trade barriers to keep their own harvests from being exported, prices doubled, according to an index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Just 3 years later, another spike in food prices contributed to the Arab Spring uprisings.
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Quest for climate-proof farms

Quest for climate-proof farms | Food Security | Scoop.it
Climate change is a major threat to food production, so researchers are working with farmers to make agriculture more resilient.
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Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak

Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak | Food Security | Scoop.it
Syria's food production  has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people into hunger and poverty, according to a report published today by two UN agencies.
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The hunger numbers: are we counting right?

The hunger numbers: are we counting right? | Food Security | Scoop.it
Are we using the right methodology to count the number of hungry people in the world? Are we really going in the right direction to end hunger?
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