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FAO: Investing in a future free from hunger

FAO: Investing in a future free from hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it

 Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the "Zero Hunger generation", FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investments in social protection and rural development at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today.

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Why Zimbabweans Are Always Short of ‘Food'

Why Zimbabweans Are Always Short of ‘Food' | Food Security | Scoop.it

The phrase ‘gore rezhara’ or ‘umyaka wendlala’ – the year of famine – is familiar with most Zimbabweans of my age. Up until the late 1970s, our grandparents and parents tended to calibrate historical eras with ‘landmarks’ of years when hunger and famine were at their worst. Massive national food deficits especially in vulnerable regions like Matabeleland, the Midlands, Masvingo and some parts of Mashonaland West were a common phenomenon. Yet, it was very rare to hear of anyone dying of starvation. - See more at: http://www.zimeye.com/why-zimbabweans-are-always-short-of-food/#sthash.KuuWNGK6.dpuf

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UN: Drought-hit North Korea Cuts Food Distribution

UN: Drought-hit North Korea Cuts Food Distribution | Food Security | Scoop.it
Drought-hit North Korea has reduced food distribution, an official of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday.

Cristina Coslet, FAO’s Global Information and Earl...
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Collaboration crucial to food security in Southeast Asia

Collaboration crucial to food security in Southeast Asia | Food Security | Scoop.it
The need to provide food for the region is more pressing than ever as the population grows, the agricultural workforce contracts and natural resources shrink. Every player in the food value chain...
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Population growth and food security?

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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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Can Organic Food Feed the World?

Can Organic Food Feed the World? | Food Security | Scoop.it

Organic food has acquired the taste of success.
While still a tiny portion of food production overall, organic products have gotten more space on supermarket shelves in recent years. Stores and restaurants that specialize in organic food have grown in popularity. Farmers and others who grow and process organics have been reporting big increases in demand and sales.

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Organic food is truly better for you.

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Ethiopia's remarkable turnaround: 30 years after famine, village now hosts visitors to show off food security

Ethiopia's remarkable turnaround: 30 years after famine, village now hosts visitors to show off food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Up to 1 million likely died. Hyenas scavenged for forgotten human remains. However, today farmers harvest not one but three crops a year.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:58 PM

Food security in Ethiopia?

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China, Africa and Food Security

China, Africa and Food Security | Food Security | Scoop.it
David H. Shinn on the China-Africa food security relationship and the impact of climate change.
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FAO: World crop prospects positive in 2015; but food insecurity hotspots pose concern

FAO: World crop prospects positive in 2015; but food insecurity hotspots pose concern | Food Security | Scoop.it
Favorable worldwide conditions for cereal crops will lead to better-than-expected production this growing season at the global level, despite continuing apprehension over El Niño.  But concerns are growing over a sharp shortfall in maize grown in sub-Saharan Africa as well as poor production in other food insecure hotspot areas.
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El nino and food chanllenges?

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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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