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Supercrops: Britain pledges large-scale funding to boost health of undernourished people in Africa

Supercrops: Britain pledges large-scale funding to boost health of undernourished people in Africa | Food Security | Scoop.it
Britain is to spend tens of millions introducing ‘supercrops’ to boost the health of millions of undernourished people in Africa and Asia, in a controversial move that campaigners have branded a “techno-fix” which ignores...
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Unimaginable experiment of China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

Unimaginable experiment of China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities | Food Security | Scoop.it
A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.
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Africa: Underdeveloping African Agriculture

Africa: Underdeveloping African Agriculture | Food Security | Scoop.it

This AfricaFocus Bulletin contains a recent statement by African civil society groups, challenging the claim by the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition that their programs benefit African farmers and food security.

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FAO: More balanced food commodity markets seen in 2013/14

FAO: More balanced food commodity markets seen in 2013/14 | Food Security | Scoop.it

13 June 2013, Rome - Food commodity markets, in particular for cereals, are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, according to FAO's Food Outlook report published today.

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Kazakhstan to promote agricultural sector revitalisation

Kazakhstan to promote agricultural sector revitalisation | Food Security | Scoop.it
The country will establish a new agricultural university focused on attracting new professionals, researching theory and experimenting in farming techniques.
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Quinoa brings riches to the Andes

Quinoa brings riches to the Andes | Food Security | Scoop.it
Bolivian and Peruvian farmers sell entire crop to meet rising western demand, sparking fears of malnutrition
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G8's new alliance for food security and nutrition is a flawed project

G8's new alliance for food security and nutrition is a flawed project | Food Security | Scoop.it
Kirtana Chandrasekaran and Nnimmo Bassey: The UK government claims to be commited to ending hunger yet supports a scheme that, billed as good for Africa, is anything but
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Going to Market: Trade and Food Security

Going to Market: Trade and Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Food security in Ethiopia depends not only on the rains, but on the willingness of developed countries to buy from African smallholders
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Eight ways to solve world hunger

Eight ways to solve world hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it
Millions of people are starving, despite the world producing more than enough to feed everyone. What can we do about it?
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Egypt's gathering economic gloom leaves millions facing food shortages

Egypt's gathering economic gloom leaves millions facing food shortages | Food Security | Scoop.it
As post-revolution Egypt faces its worst financial crisis since the 1930s, food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty rates are rising. Louisa Loveluck reports
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China's Import Demand to Ebb for Wheat, Rice

China's Import Demand to Ebb for Wheat, Rice | Food Security | Scoop.it
China's appetite for the world's supplies of wheat and rice may be ebbing, according to the OECD and the U.N., as its growing ability to feed its people reduces its dependence on imports.
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Improving global food security without rocket science

Improving global food security without rocket science | Food Security | Scoop.it

Tackling post-harvest loss in developing countries is not rocket science, writes Ertharin Cousin. Through efforts such as the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot project – partially funded by the European Union – the World Food Programme is trying to help smallholder farmers while cutting food loss and waste.

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End malnutrition now

End malnutrition now | Food Security | Scoop.it

The world community has decided, at last, to get serious about nutrition. That is the big message coming from national leaders and nutrition experts who will participate in the “Nutrition for Growth” meeting convened by the UK and Brazilian governments to be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron in London on June 8.

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Overseas climate change threatens UK

Overseas climate change threatens UK | Food Security | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that climate change in other countries will impact the UK more quickly than rising temperatures at home.
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Call for “no regret” climate adaptation strategies

Call for “no regret” climate adaptation strategies | Food Security | Scoop.it
The absence of accurate climate prediction models should not dissuade countries from choosing the best ways to adapt to a changing climate, says a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, May 24, 2015 10:01 AM

Strategies that can be shared across the globe to mitigate climate

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Feeding China

Feeding China | Food Security | Scoop.it

The transformation of Chinese agriculture is generating huge potential implications for international agricultural markets, according to a major report issued last week that which says China's success in increasing agricultural production and in feeding its growing population in the past three decades "has been remarkable."

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India/Haryana: Left to rot, over 2,000 tons of wheat declared unfit for human consumption

India/Haryana: Left to rot, over 2,000 tons of wheat declared unfit for human consumption | Food Security | Scoop.it
Even as the UPA pushes for its ambitious food security legislation, there has been little improvement when it comes to storage infrastructure for food grains.
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Agricultural revolution - UK pushes Europe to embrace GM crops

Agricultural revolution - UK pushes Europe to embrace GM crops | Food Security | Scoop.it
Britain is to push the European Union to relax restrictions on the licensing of genetically modified crops for human consumption amid growing scientific evidence that they are safe, and surveys showing they are supported by farmers.
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UN high-level panel: do the recommendations on hunger fall short?

UN high-level panel: do the recommendations on hunger fall short? | Food Security | Scoop.it
Jose Luis Vivero: Policymakers are making all the right noises about ending hunger, but the wording of the post-2015 report reveals that they are not yet ready to commit to this audacious goal
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Zimbabwe: Climate Change Threatens Food Security

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Threatens Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it

FOOD security in Zimbabwe is under threat from multiple factors, but these are not insurmountable with sufficient attention and careful planning. Pricing is the biggest factor crippling the production of maize - the country's staple - and the focus crop in this piece. Then there is climate change whose effects have compromised the future of food production and security. The scourge has slashed by a significant margin the size of land suitable for optimum maize production and has altered various other key variables in crop production such as rainfall and ambient temperatures.

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Crop Models Predict World Food Production when Population Touches 9 Billion

Crop Models Predict World Food Production when Population Touches 9 Billion | Food Security | Scoop.it
The world's population is expected to reach about 9 billion by 2050. Now, a team of researchers has developed computer models that can help predict how much food the world will produce in the next few decades.
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FAO sees cereals output rebounding, weighing on food prices

FAO sees cereals output rebounding, weighing on food prices | Food Security | Scoop.it
A projected rebound in global wheat and maize production this year will weigh on food prices but strong demand will prevent prices falling far from high levels, the United Nations' food agency said Thursday.
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Cereals output seen rebounding, weighing on food prices: U.N

Cereals output seen rebounding, weighing on food prices: U.N | Food Security | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - A projected rebound in global wheat and maize production this year will weigh on food prices but strong demand will prevent prices falling far from high levels, the United Nations food...
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Biotechnology Should Be Central to Food Security, Researcher Says

Washington — Scientists worldwide believe that genetic engineering should play a central role in meeting the growing global demand for food, says Jon Entine, founder of the Genetic Literacy Project.

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Eating together and expanding the table

Eating together and expanding the table | Food Security | Scoop.it

The training we receive around the dinner table has implications for the way we think about global hunger. Some of these lessons are positive, such as the belief that everyone has a right to sustenance and that we ought not to waste food (the focus of this year's World Environment Day on June 5). Other practices, however, can be negative, such as who we consciously or unconsciously exclude from the table. 

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