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Zambia: Metal Silo Technology: Will It Boost Food Storage, Security?

Zambia: Metal Silo Technology: Will It Boost Food Storage, Security? | Food Security | Scoop.it

IT is estimated that the world population had been projected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050. This projection requires a 70 per cent increase in food production world-wide. Almost all of the growth would occur in less-developed countries including the African Continent. However, it is estimated that Africa is suffering from 20 to 30 per cent post-harvest losses valued at US$ 4 billion annually.

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Increasing `crop per drop` could boost food security and water sustainability

Increasing `crop per drop` could boost food security and water sustainability | Food Security | Scoop.it
A new study has suggested that improvements in crop water productivity - the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed - could improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world.
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full text pdf of the article: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024030/pdf/1748-9326_8_2_024030.pdf

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FAO hails China's role in fighting hunger

FAO hails China's role in fighting hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday China has become a major ally of the UN agency in many of its priorities, praising the country's role in fighting hunger and tackling food price volatility.

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India’s food conundrum

India’s food conundrum | Food Security | Scoop.it

Another session of Parliament has been adjourned without the passage of the Food Security Bill. Held up for long because of differences within the government on coverage and quantum of support, the Bill is now floundering because much else that has happened under the government’s dispensation precludes the smooth functioning of the lower and upper houses. However, in the process of formulating the draft Bill, among the concerns that were expressed by some government functionaries, including the chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, was that the country would have inadequate food to sustain a near-universal food security system offering food for all at the same subsidised price.

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Basic science may yield crop gains in developing nations

Basic science may yield crop gains in developing nations | Food Security | Scoop.it

Identifying genes that control how plants absorb and transport nutrients can be a "key" to improving food security by increasing crop tolerance to poor soils and disease, enriching food with nutrients and reducing fertiliser use, says a paper published today in Nature.

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Obama proposes end of monetized food aid

Obama proposes end of monetized food aid | Food Security | Scoop.it
In a major development, President Barack Obama has proposed an end to the sale of US food aid in developing countries, with options for buying food locally and cash transfers, among other radical reforms to the system.
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Egypt crisis threatens food for poorest: World Food Programme

Egypt crisis threatens food for poorest: World Food Programme | Food Security | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's economic crisis poses a threat to basic nutrition in the country of 84 million people where the poorest spend more than half their income on food, the World Food Programme (WFP)...
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Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists | Food Security | Scoop.it
World is unprepared for changes that will see parts of Africa turned into disaster areas, say food experts
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Food Security: enough on our plates?

Food Security: enough on our plates? | Food Security | Scoop.it

Food security is not just a problem for the poor. It will become, increasingly, a problem for everybody

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Jeremy Cherfas's curator insight, April 10, 2013 3:08 AM

I'm deeoply skeptical of the numbers in the first paragraph, which suggest that the average grocery bill for a family of four is just $5000. A quick search reveals most numbers are higher than that, and they are from a while ago.

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Can We Feed the World?

Can We Feed the World? | Food Security | Scoop.it
Despite recent agricultural advancements, chronic hunger remains pervasive, particularly in developing countries.
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New Green Revolution to end hunger

New Green Revolution to end hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it
Beyond agricultural innovation, China has rich experience and significant potential in bio-gas, vaccine R&D and manufacture, and medicine research.
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Britain's farming crisis: 'People don't realise how tough everything is'

Britain's farming crisis: 'People don't realise how tough everything is' | Food Security | Scoop.it
Crippling costs, bad weather and disease have hit the countryside hard – and left the future of British food in jeopardy. Jay Rayner meets the farmers fighting for survival
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Food price rises put restive Egypt on edge

Food price rises put restive Egypt on edge | Food Security | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - With croissants, baguettes and bagels spilling off metal trolleys at the bakery where Mohammed Alif works in central Cairo, food is not scarce, but profits certainly are.The Egyptian...
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US: What is the future of food?

US: What is the future of food? | Food Security | Scoop.it

It's something that's enjoyed for taste and it's something that's
required to survive. It's found in the ground, on trees, on shelves, in homes and in retail settings throughout the world.

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Cut hunger by half in MENA by 2015, says UN group

Cut hunger by half in MENA by 2015, says UN group | Food Security | Scoop.it

Abu Dhabi: Although hunger rate has been decreased globally, it is still increasing in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region recently due to high food prices, global economic crisis and increasing natural disasters and conflict, Ashraf Hamouda, head of partnership and business development at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the MENA region, Central Asia and Eastern, Europe, told Gulf News.

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Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving?

Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving? | Food Security | Scoop.it

Demand for food is set to surge within the region. Can productivity growth keep pace? Is it a Malthusianism catastrophe, or the stuff of farmers’ dreams? With forecasts of Asian food demand doubling by 2050, will the Asia-Pacific’s expanding middle class make agriculture the new oil?

Among those answering in the affirmative are commodities traders like Jim Rogers, who has warned of food riots and told investors to buy storable produce.

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Bill Gates: Agricultural Productivity Is Key to Reducing World Poverty

Bill Gates: Agricultural Productivity Is Key to Reducing World Poverty | Food Security | Scoop.it
Investing in agriculture is essential if the fight against world poverty is to succeed, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who spoke at an International Agriculture and Food Security Briefing sponsored by Farmers Feeding the World, a Farm...
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FAO Media Centre: Strong cereal production seen in 2013

FAO Media Centre: Strong cereal production seen in 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it

Rome - Strong growth is expected for global wheat, coarse grains and rice production in 2013, according to early forecasts published in the May issue of FAO's monthly Cereals Supply and Demand Brief.

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World food prices rise in March on dairy surge-FAO

World food prices rise in March on dairy surge-FAO | Food Security | Scoop.it

ROME, April 11 (Reuters) - Global food prices rose 1 percent in March, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, pointing to a surge in dairy costs, while cereals prices were little changed and seen facing downward pressure in coming months.

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Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies

Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world
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Millions face starvation by 2050 as world warms, say scientists

Millions face starvation by 2050 as world warms, say scientists | Food Security | Scoop.it
LONDON — Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
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Arab World facing billion dollar food gap

Arab World facing billion dollar food gap | Food Security | Scoop.it

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, has warned that the food crisis in the Arab world is getting bigger and it is expected to reach $89 billion in 2020.

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Food Prices Decline but Still High and Close to Historical Peaks

Food Prices Decline but Still High and Close to Historical Peaks | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food prices continued to decline for six consecutive months, but still remain very high and close to their historical peaks
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New initiative to benefit farmers in 20 African countries

New initiative to benefit farmers in 20 African countries | Food Security | Scoop.it

Twenty African countries will benefit from the African Development Bank- funded initiative known as the Support for Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC), but the multiplier effect of the project is expected to affect other regional member countries in the continent.


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Grain production climbing toward record

China's grain output is likely to hit a record high this year and bring a 10th consecutive year of growth, as the nation steps up efforts to boost agricultural technology and infrastructure, a senior official said.
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