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El Nino emerges, raising fears over food prices

El Nino emerges, raising fears over food prices | Food Security | Scoop.it

TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An El Nino weather pattern is underway and will last until winter, Japan said on Friday, foreshadowing disruptive conditions that could harm crops from Australia to India at a time of rising fears about global food supplies.

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Attempts to avoid food crisis may worsen problem

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Attempts by major food importing nations to shelter their populations from the effects of a U.S. drought may make a bad situation worse, five y e ars after the last jump in crop prices provoked rioting in some of the world's most fragile states.

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FAO sees sharp rise in international food prices after 3 months of decline

ROME — International food prices rose sharply in July after three months of decline, driven by a spike in grain and sugar prices, a United Nations report said Thursday.
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Almost a billion go hungry worldwide

Almost a billion go hungry worldwide | Food Security | Scoop.it
An unparalleled number of severe food shortages has added 43 million to the number of people going hungry worldwide this year. And millions of children are now at risk of acute malnutrition, charities are warning.
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World Bank ready to respond to food price volatility

World Bank ready to respond to food price volatility | Food Security | Scoop.it
Given the exceptional drought in the US, current crop conditions in other grain producing regions, and the resulting increase in international food prices, the World Bank has expressed concern for the impacts of this volatility on the world...
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US Drought Impacts Global Food Security

US Drought Impacts Global Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it

The United States is the leading producer of corn and soybeans – two commodities that developing countries rely on. However, over the past two months, prices have risen sharply as the U.S. experiences its worst drought since the 1950s. A food policy expert says effectively responding to the drought can help prevent another global food crisis

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India: Domestic drought looms larger than global food crisis

India: Domestic drought looms larger than global food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI, India — The prospect of a failed monsoon at home poses bigger problems for India than the spike in global prices for corn, soybeans and wheat resulting from America's worst drought since the days of the dustbowl, agriculture experts here said.

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The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise

The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise | Food Security | Scoop.it
Lester R.Brown: Unless we move quickly to adopt new population, energy, and water policies, the goal of eradicating hunger will remain just that...
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U.S. Sees Food Prices Rising From Severe Drought

U.S. Sees Food Prices Rising From Severe Drought | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Agriculture Department said the cost of beef would increase the most, up to 5 percent, because of the weather and rising prices for animal feed.
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Africa: Transforming agric, how foreign investment can work - Articles

Africa: Transforming agric, how foreign investment can work - Articles | Food Security | Scoop.it
The most compelling interactive Africa community, sharing news, photos, weblogs, videos, mobile reports and the untold stories by African people.
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India may review wheat export plans as US drought prompts food crisis worries

India may review wheat export plans as US drought prompts food crisis worries | Food Security | Scoop.it

India, the world's second-largest grower of rice, wheat and sugar, will review its export rules and consider curbing the amount of food crops that traders can stockpile, as a drought in the US and the worst monsoon in three years raise the specter of an impending food crisis.

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The Economist: Drying times

The Economist: Drying times | Food Security | Scoop.it

THE drought of 2012 started innocently enough, with a little less snow in the winter and a pleasantly early start to spring. But as the summer has rolled on a string of heat records have been set across America. Both lack of rain and extreme heat have conspired to create the worst drought for 55 years—with more dry weather forecast in the weeks to come.

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Zambia: ‘Enhancing food security through research and farmer training’

Zambia: ‘Enhancing food security through research and farmer training’ | Food Security | Scoop.it

In order to tackle hunger and poverty in Zambia using science based solutions, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), an agricultural research organisation has been working with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) to improve food security, fight poverty and malnutrition by empowering small scale farmers with modern farming technologies and improved seed.

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UN warns drought threatens food crisis as grain prices surge

UN warns drought threatens food crisis as grain prices surge | Food Security | Scoop.it
The world could face a food crisis of the kind seen in 2007/08 if countries restrict exports on concerns about a drought-fuelled grain price rally, the U.N.
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World food prices rebound in July

World food prices rebound in July | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food prices sharply rebounded in July due to wild swings in weather conditions, a UN food and agricultural body has said.

The rise has fanned fresh fears of a repeat of the 2007-2008 food crisis which hurt the world's poorest.

Untimely rains in Brazil, drought in the US and production difficulties in Russia drove the rally, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Nigeria Plans to Boost Food Supply by 20 Million Tons

Nigeria, which spends $10 billion a year importing wheat, sugar, rice and fish, plans to boost domestic food production by 20 million metric tons by 2015, according to the country’s agriculture ministry.

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India’s drought looms larger than food crisis

India’s drought looms larger than food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
The prospect of a failed monsoon at home poses bigger problems for India than the spike in global prices for corn, soybeans and wheat resulting from America’s worst drought since the days of the dustbowl, agriculture experts here said.


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Russia: Food crisis looms

Russia: Food crisis looms | Food Security | Scoop.it

As the worst drought in over half a century ravages crops in the United States, all eyes are on Russia, the world’s second-biggest grain exporter, to prevent a food crisis similar to that seen in 2007-2008.

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How to avoid another food crisis

How to avoid another food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it

The United States is currently in the midst of a severe drought, its worst in 50 years. Half of all U.S. counties have been declared disaster areas. In response, the international prices of maize and soybeans have risen past 2007-08 peaks, when they fueled food riots in more than 30 countries.

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Drought devastates US crops - Impact on food prices likely to be felt around the world.

Drought devastates US crops - Impact on food prices likely to be felt around the world. | Food Security | Scoop.it

Scorching temperatures and scarce rainfall has left large swathes of the United States in drought, with the 'breadbasket states', such as Iowa and Indiana, among the worst affected. The extreme weather conditions have wreaked havoc with the nation’s crop production, particularly maize (corn) and soya beans. Given that the country is the world’s top exporter of maize and one of the largest growers of soya beans, Nature explains how the drought could have ramifications for global food supplies, and what science is doing to help.

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US drought could trigger repeat of global food crisis, experts warn

US drought could trigger repeat of global food crisis, experts warn | Food Security | Scoop.it

America's drought threatens a recurrence of the 2008 global food crisis, when soaring prices set off riots and unrest to parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, food experts warn.

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Invest in a solution to the global food crisis, not its symptoms - Telegraph

Invest in a solution to the global food crisis, not its symptoms - Telegraph | Food Security | Scoop.it
For the third time in five years, the world is braced for a food crisis.

In 2008, a spike in the price of many of the world’s agricultural staples triggered riots across the developing world as the United Nations admitted that more than a billion people were hungry.

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FAO: No food crisis yet as grain prices soar

FAO: No food crisis yet as grain prices soar | Food Security | Scoop.it
MILAN (Reuters) - World markets are not yet facing a crisis of the kind seen in 2007/08 when high food prices sparked riots in some poorer countries, although soaring grain prices fuelled by an intense...
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The Guardian: Record cereal prices stoke fears of global food crisis

The Guardian: Record cereal prices stoke fears of global food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it

Record cereal prices are prompting fears of escalating food costs around the world and drawing comparisons with the 2007-08 crisis, when food riots broke out across the globe.

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South Africa: Grain prices sprout new risk to inflation - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

South Africa: Grain prices sprout new risk to inflation - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za | Food Security | Scoop.it

Johannesburg - Surging grain prices could dash hopes that South African inflation will be contained, with the brunt felt next year just when mining houses and unions sit down for wage talks.

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