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High Food Prices Seen by Olam CEO as Result of Population Growth

High Food Prices Seen by Olam CEO as Result of Population Growth | Food Security | Scoop.it
Food prices that doubled in the past 10 years are more the result of population growth and increased demand for protein-based diets than any cyclical reasons, according to Sunny Verghese, chief executive officer at Olam International Ltd., the...
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Food Price Index rises in seventh consecutive month led by increasing wheat prices - Farming UK News

Food Price Index rises in seventh consecutive month led by increasing wheat prices - Farming UK News | Food Security | Scoop.it
UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Food Price Index rose slightly in February
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Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply

Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply | Food Security | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels will decrease the world's supply of food. Here's why.
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F.A.O. Food Price Index again finishes lower

F.A.O. Food Price Index again finishes lower | Food Security | Scoop.it
Baking industry news and commentary offering insight on business, new products, regulatory, market and product trends, supplier innovations and more.
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UN FAO urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target

UN FAO urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target | Food Security | Scoop.it
The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and technology research.
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How Syria's War Threatened the Middle East's Food Future

How Syria's War Threatened the Middle East's Food Future | Food Security | Scoop.it
TERBOL, Lebanon—Just across the mountains from this quiet valley of green fields, cypress trees, low-slung apartment buildings, and minarets towering over domed mosques, a war is going on. Since 2011, Syrian government forces have mercilessly attacked civilians, rebel forces, and the Islamic State with
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Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say

Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say | Food Security | Scoop.it
The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing o
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Global food prices rose in June

Global food prices rose in June | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 24, 2016 8:38 PM
Food prices are up?
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Video: The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture

Video: The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture | Food Security | Scoop.it

Globalization and new technologies have given us more control and more power over our food than ever before. What's next?
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 16, 2016 9:00 AM
Future of agriculture?
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South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status

South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status | Food Security | Scoop.it
Despite some recent political progress in South Sudan, a deteriorating food and nutrition situation, economic decline and sporadic violence are continuing to significantly impact the humanitarian needs within the country, the United Nations food relief agency cautioned today.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 16, 2016 9:01 AM
South Sudan in trouble?
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Yemeni civilians struggle through ‘invisible crisis’ during Ramadan

Yemeni civilians struggle through ‘invisible crisis’ during Ramadan | Food Security | Scoop.it
For most Muslims, the holy fasting month of Ramadan is a time of peace that brings families together, but not for Yemenrsquo;s population of 24
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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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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 14, 2016 12:36 PM
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, 2016 12:38 PM
Hunger increases from conflict.
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Are We Headed Toward “Recurring Storms” of Global Food Insecurity?

Are We Headed Toward “Recurring Storms” of Global Food Insecurity? | Food Security | Scoop.it
It’s often assumed that in the modern era, food security is an achievable goal. But between 2007 and 2008, a confluence of conditions shook the
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Exclusive: Yemen traders halt new wheat imports as famine approaches

Exclusive: Yemen traders halt new wheat imports as famine approaches | Food Security | Scoop.it
Yemen's biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports due to a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition.
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Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say | Food Security | Scoop.it

DES MOINES, Iowa (CIMMYT) – Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges o
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“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security

“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve foo
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Eric Larson's curator insight, November 25, 2016 12:00 PM
Global food security?
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Global food security aided by combining different methods

Global food security aided by combining different methods | Food Security | Scoop.it
Researchers are closer to helping producers better meet global food demand, now that they've combined simulation and statistical methods to help them predict how temperature affects wheat crops worldwide.
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Tim Murray's curator insight, September 15, 2016 1:08 PM

The upshot is that wheat yields are predicted to decrease by 4-6% with a 1°C increase in temperature regardless of the prediction method used.

Eric Larson's curator insight, September 16, 2016 8:59 AM
Statistics help for the farm?
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Climate change is sending Africa's agriculture crisis into a tailspin

Climate change is sending Africa's agriculture crisis into a tailspin | Food Security | Scoop.it
East Africa is already the hungriest place on Earth, and climate change threatens to compound its problems by raising temperatures and disrupting the seasonal rains.
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Africa: Food Crop Breeding Programmes Outpaced by Climate Change

Africa: Food Crop Breeding Programmes Outpaced by Climate Change | Food Security | Scoop.it
Analysis - The most extreme El Niño weather current in history has officially been declared over, but has left some 100 million people facing severe food and water shortages in its wake. But we cannot rest easy as another, less headline-grabbing phenomenon, is already underway.
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Ghana government asked to invest more in agricultural research

Greater investment in agricultural research and development is the sure catalyst to help Ghana to attain and sustain food security, Dr Stella A. Ennin, the Director of the Crop Research…
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Non-Native Diets Are on the Rise as Countries Increasingly Rely on Foreign Crops

Non-Native Diets Are on the Rise as Countries Increasingly Rely on Foreign Crops | Food Security | Scoop.it
A new study has found that the proportion of non-native food crops in diets and agricultural systems has been steadily increasing over the past 50 years.
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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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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 27, 2016 1:10 PM
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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Eric Larson's curator insight, June 24, 2016 8:50 AM
Ethiopians in major drought.