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Bangladesh: Food inflation may remain stable in coming months

Food inflation is likely to remain stable as prices of wheat, soybean and sugar are showing a falling trend in the global market, traders and experts said on Sunday.Bangladesh impor...

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Maize shortage looms as Malawi halts exports to boost grain reserves  - Politics and policy |businessdailyafrica.com

Maize shortage looms as Malawi halts exports to boost grain reserves  - Politics and policy |businessdailyafrica.com | Food Security | Scoop.it

Malawi has suspended maize exports to build national reserves in the face of a looming shortage, marking a surprise twist for a country that has served as Africa’s model for attaining food security.

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Fuelling World Hunger: How The Global Biofuel Industry Is Creating Massive Destruction

Fuelling World Hunger: How The Global Biofuel Industry Is Creating Massive Destruction | Food Security | Scoop.it

The global expansion of the biofuel industry – in which agricultural land and crops are used to produce fuel for transport vehicles rather than food for humans – is a major factor driving the dramatic escalation of food prices worldwide. [1]

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Malawi: Xmas on empty stomachs in Malawi - NGO News Africa

Malawi: Xmas on empty stomachs in Malawi - NGO News Africa | Food Security | Scoop.it
The situation has reached crisis points especially during this lean period which stems from December to February. According to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, (MVAC) about ...
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China's food security challenge: what role for Africa?

Africa will in the next decade increasingly play an important role in China’s long-term food security agenda as demand for food in the world’s most populous nation threatens to outstrip its supply, according to Standard Bank research analysts Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens.

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Yemen: Hungering for better

Yemen: Hungering for better | Food Security | Scoop.it
Even before Yemen plunged into chaos this year, rates of malnutrition were the third highest in the world.
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India Food Inflation Eases to Slowest Pace Since at Least 2006 - Businessweek

India’s food inflation rate fell to the lowest level in at least five-and-a-half years, increasing the scope for the central bank to cut interest rates after it halted a record pace of monetary tightening.
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Pakistan: Sale of spurious seed affecting yield

KARACHI: The government is yet to implement the Seed (Amendment) Bill, 2010 for sale and keeping stock of unregistered sub-standard seed in the country, growers’ associations said.

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Ghana: Food crisis looms

Ghana: Food crisis looms | Food Security | Scoop.it
Evidence from market surveys done by the New Statesman point to sharp increases in food prices over the last few months, which is hitting pockets and homes very hard.
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Sudan Private Sector Weak and Concerned with Quick Impact Projects Only, Interview

Sudan Private Sector Weak and Concerned with Quick Impact Projects Only, Interview | Food Security | Scoop.it

Sudan is among eleven of the world's top countries that possesses huge natural resources and it is one of the countries that can secure the world's food. The country has recently begun attaching concern to agriculture to compensate for the loss of oil revenues from its budget.

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Farmers see future of climate change with scientists' time trip

Farmers will be able to gauge the effects of climate change by 'virtual time travel' to match growing conditions on their farm 20 years from now with those in existing locations, according to a team of scientists.
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Africa can increase food yield despite climate change challenges, ECA's Dione, news, StarAfrica.com

Africa has what it takes to quadruple food productions from area expansion and yield increase inspite of challenges posed by climate change, Josue Dione, Director of Food Security and Sustainable Development at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), said in Durbanyesterday.

 

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Delayed climate deal a risk to food production, ag specialists say - AlertNet

Agriculture needs to be a key part of the Durban negotiations as farmers come under increasing climate pressure, experts say...
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Zambia: State wants FRA to double maize reserves

Zambia: State wants FRA to double maize reserves | Food Security | Scoop.it

THE Government has directed the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to increase maize reserve stocks from the normal 300,000 to more than 600,000 tonnes in view of the prolonged dry spell that has hit many parts of the country.

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India : Food as people's right

India : Food as people's right | Food Security | Scoop.it

India is on the threshold of a historic transition from a ship-to-mouth existence to implementing the world's largest social protection programme against hunger with home-grown food.

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Horn of Africa faces food crisis, UN warns - Daily Nation

Horn of Africa faces food crisis, UN warns - Daily Nation | Food Security | Scoop.it
Daily NationHorn of Africa faces food crisis, UN warnsDaily NationBy PAUL OGEMBA (pogemba@ke.nationmedia.com) A UN report has warned of a looming food crisis in the Horn of Africa due to expected dry spell in the coming months.
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Pakistan: Experts forecast more decline in agriculture

KARACHI: The agriculture sector is continuously witnessing a downward trend as it has registered an overall decline of over 10 percent in several majo ...
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Egypt: Food for a revolution

Egypt: Food for a revolution | Food Security | Scoop.it
A mass urban migration has taken hold in Egypt as the agricultural sector focuses on luxury exports instead of bread.
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China: Food security to be concern in 2012 | Economy | chinadaily.com.cn

China: Food security to be concern in 2012 | Economy | chinadaily.com.cn | Food Security | Scoop.it
In China, agricultural producers are fighting a battle on two fronts: a surge in demand stemming from the ever-increasing population and a decrease in the amount of arable land, water and other natural resources that can be exploited.
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Pakistan: Lack of seed varieties poses food security threat

ISLAMABAD: International agriculturists and local scientists on Tuesday pointed out unavailability of good seed and lack of awareness in the agricultu ...
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World food price fall seen pausing in November

MILAN (Reuters) - A four-month fall in world food prices from record highs is expected to slow in November, with little change from the previous month, in data due on Thursday from the United Nations'...
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Pakistan faces serious hunger threat

THERE is no universally accepted definition of food security, generally it is perceived as secure access to suffi-cient and affordable nutritious food. Such conditions for food security can be assessed on any scale, from a sin-gle household to the global population. Food insecurity indicates only the risk of hunger, not necessarily its presence. By contrast, chronic food insecurity denotes a constant condition of hunger.

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Farmers see future of climate change with scientists' time trip

Farmers will be able to gauge the effects of climate change by 'virtual time travel' to match growing conditions on their farm 20 years from now with those in existing locations, according to a team of scientists.
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Banking on Seed Technology

Banking on Seed Technology | Food Security | Scoop.it
As policymakers head to Durban for another round of high-level sparring on emissions reduction, it is unlikely there will be much talk of yams or sorghum, or of soil acidity and tillage.
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GLOBAL WARMING: Just 2 degrees, a prescription for disaster according to NASA scientist | BREAKING NEWS | Sky Valley Chronicle Washington State News

(NATIONAL) -- Think a planet 2 degrees warmer won't mean much for humans or plant and animal life? Think again, says James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
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