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Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013

Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it

Iffy Chinese demand makes it hard to gauge the outlook for bulk metals such as copper and iron ore. But grains look different. Global stocks of agricultural commodities are low and the drought that hit harvests in the fall of 2012 has continued, jeopardizing the new wheat crop. With low rainfall also hitting river-borne U.S. trade routes, grain prices may well stay elevated.

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OECD, UN see food prices falling over next decade

Global food prices will continue to decline over the next decade as more food is produced than the world needs, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Global Food Security Update, April-June 2015

Global Food Security Update, April-June 2015 | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.
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Can GMO Foods End World Hunger?

Can GMO Foods End World Hunger? | Food Security | Scoop.it
According to the World Food Program, some 795 million people – one in nine people on earth – don’t have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That will only get worse with the next global food crisis, predicted to occur within four years by experts at the recent Third International Conference on Global Warming and Food Security.
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OECD – FAO expect stronger production, lower prices over coming decade

OECD – FAO expect stronger production, lower prices over coming decade | Food Security | Scoop.it

Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, but nonetheless, prices will likely remain at levels above those in the early-2000s, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by the OECD and FAO.

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Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger

Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved.
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FAO hunger report shows changing face of food insecurity in Europe, Central Asia

FAO hunger report shows changing face of food insecurity in Europe, Central Asia | Food Security | Scoop.it

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

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A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade

A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, all of which has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade, experts say in a new book.
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Report highlights vulnerability of global food systems

Report highlights vulnerability of global food systems | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food systems are increasingly susceptible to acute disruption and systemic shocks could lead to food price rises, food riots and changes in stock ma
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USDA, Microsoft cultivate food resilience tools

USDA, Microsoft cultivate food resilience tools | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Department of Agriculture and Microsoft are working to move agricultural data to the cloud where researchers can build tools to provide food reliance in the face of climate change.
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Ethiopia: Advancing Farming Systems Improve Food, Nutrition, and Income Security

Ethiopia: Advancing Farming Systems Improve Food, Nutrition, and Income Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Increasing smallholder farmer production through the adoption of modern agricultural practices and technologies is a key verge for meeting productivity targets. The proper technologies can meliorate the efficiency of seed and fertilizer use, as well as reduce labour time and post-harvest losses, as they increase grain quality and incomes.

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Seventy-two countries achieve the MDG target to halve proportion of hungry people

Seventy-two countries achieve the MDG target to halve proportion of hungry people | Food Security | Scoop.it
An international awards ceremony today recognized the great effort made by countries around the world which has led to the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bringing it below the 5 percent threshold.
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Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement

Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement | Food Security | Scoop.it
"The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said during his opening address today at the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers and delegates from more than 100 countries and international organizations.
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FAO Food Price Index falls to its lowest value since September 2009

FAO Food Price Index falls to its lowest value since September 2009 | Food Security | Scoop.it
Major food commodity prices declined again in May, hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially amid a favourable outlook for this year's harvests.
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Global Food Prices Drop to a Five-Year Low

International food prices decreased by 14% between August 2014 and May 2015, dropping to a five-year low, according to the latest edition of Food Price Watch. 
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Founder of BRAC (Bangladesh) awarded World Food Prize

Founder of BRAC (Bangladesh) awarded World Food Prize | Food Security | Scoop.it
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC (formerly known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), has been chosen as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate. Sir Fazle was announced as the award winner at a July 1 ceremony at the U.S. State Department.
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New Publication: International Food Security Assessment, 2015-25

New Publication: International Food Security Assessment, 2015-25 | Food Security | Scoop.it
The number of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is projected to fall 9 percent, from 521 million in 2014 to 475 million in 2015. Over the longer term, the food security situation is projected to deteriorate as the share of population that is food insecure moves from 13.4 percent in 2015 to 15.1 percent in 2025.
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Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study

Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study | Food Security | Scoop.it
A scientific model supported by the Foreign Office has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change.
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Wasting Food in a Hungry World

Wasting Food in a Hungry World | Food Security | Scoop.it
One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in the kitchen. Halve that waste, and the world could feed an extra billion people – and make hunger yesterday’s problem.
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Food, national security intertwined, experts say

Food, national security intertwined, experts say | Food Security | Scoop.it
In an uncertain, dangerous world, a strong agricultural system is increasingly seen as a matter of national security.
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Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

North Korea's food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist country, experts said Wednesday.
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Food security should be a part of multilateral trade negotiations: Global Development Network

Food security should be a part of multilateral trade negotiations: Global Development Network | Food Security | Scoop.it
Panelists on Role for Agricultural Policies for a Sustainable Development at the 16th GDN conference discussed how agricultural policies were not limited to production issues alone and in order to achieve food security, it should be a part of the international trade.
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Pope Francis tells FAO Conference delegates eradicating hunger is an obligation that must not be neglected

Pope Francis tells FAO Conference delegates eradicating hunger is an obligation that must not be neglected | Food Security | Scoop.it
The international community must respond to the moral imperative of ensuring access to basic foods as "a right of all people," Pope Francis told delegates to the 39th FAO Conference during a special audience at the Vatican today.
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As Global Population Grows, Is The Earth Reaching The 'End Of Plenty'?

As Global Population Grows, Is The Earth Reaching The 'End Of Plenty'? | Food Security | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, the farmers of Egypt grew enough wheat to feed the country and export some to its neighbors. But as the country's population grew, its farmers couldn't keep up, and Egypt is now the world's largest importer of wheat. When international food prices spiked in 2008, there were bread riots in the streets of Cairo. Our guest Joel Bourne says Egypt's problems illustrate a terrifying fact facing all humanity - the world is running out of food.
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FAO leader calls for change in the way we produce food

FAO leader calls for change in the way we produce food | Food Security | Scoop.it

We need to change the way we produce food," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today in a World Environment Day speech advocating creating positive connections between food, agriculture and the environment.

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How modern crops can ensure food security in a heatwave

How modern crops can ensure food security in a heatwave | Food Security | Scoop.it
India’s heatwave again highlights just how seriously extreme weather conditions threaten our ability to put sufficient nutritious food on all our plates. Headlines have focused on the human deaths – at least 2,500 at last count – but a heatwave can hit farming too. There are reports of scorched crops and livestock struggling to survive in temperatures of 40C or more. More than 17 million chickens have died so far, leading to rapid price increases.
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