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Hunger Map

Hunger Map | Food Security | Scoop.it
From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life. The Hunger Map provides invaluable information that helps professionals, schools, and the general public understand more about the biggest single risk to global health.
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Causes of Food Insecurity in African and Other Third World Countries

Causes of Food Insecurity in African and Other Third World Countries | Food Security | Scoop.it
A list and overview of some of the most common causes of food insecurity in African and other Third World countries.
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Agriculture and food security

Agriculture and food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
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Estimated size of world’s population by 2050

Source: United Nations (Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs), 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects (released May 2011).

9.3 billion

Expected growth in global food demand by 2050

Source: FAO, World Agriculture Towards 2030-2050: The 2012 Revision, Rome, FAO, 2012.

60 per cent

Number of small-scale farmers and fishers feeding half the world’s population

Source: International Fund for Agriculture Development, Viewpoint: Smallholders can feed the world, 2011.

500 million

Number of people who are hungry

Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013.

842 million

Proportion of the world’s hungry living in the Asia-Pacific region

Source: Know Your World: Facts About Hunger and Poverty, The Hunger Project.

65.5 per cent

Proportion of the world’s hungry who are women

Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013.

60 per cent

Proportion of child deaths (under five) attributable to under nutrition

Source: UN Children’s Fund, Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, Report 2013.

45 per cent

Impact of growth in agriculture on reducing poverty

Source: World Bank, World Development Report 2008, Agriculture for Development, 2007.

2-4 times more than comparable growth in other sectors


 

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Food Security Sustainable Agriculture and Global Poverty - Caritas Australia

Food Security Sustainable Agriculture and Global Poverty - Caritas Australia | Food Security | Scoop.it
Caritas Australia helps to end poverty and promote social justice so the world's poor won't need to rely on charity. Understanding the relationship between food security, sustainable agriculture and poverty helps bring about sustainable community development.
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What causes hunger? | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

What causes hunger? | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide | Food Security | Scoop.it
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UN News - Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency

UN News - Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency | Food Security | Scoop.it
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.
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South Sudan on brink of famine - Telegraph

South Sudan on brink of famine - Telegraph | Food Security | Scoop.it
Children search for leaves and berries to eat as war-torn country faces threat of a famine worse than that seen in Ethiopia in the 1980s, aid agencies warn
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Feeding ourselves in a changing climate: from food security to food ...

Feeding ourselves in a changing climate: from food security to food ... | Food Security | Scoop.it
Framing the issue as 'food security', the report's message is that our production methods need to urgently change. The key reason given is the impact of climate trends on future yields. An equally important reason, not ...
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South Sudan food security crisis could spiral into famine, agencies warn

South Sudan food security crisis could spiral into famine, agencies warn | Food Security | Scoop.it
Continued violence prevents delivery of vital supplies, leaving up to 3.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance (South Sudan food security crisis could spiral into famine, agencies warn http://t.co/nkEffHibsr...
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Water for agriculture in SADC: realising the water, energy & food ...

Water for agriculture in SADC: realising the water, energy & food ... | Food Security | Scoop.it
in Food security, Regional and local markets for food security: Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Close to Kasane, in the very north of Botswana, and Impalila Island in the very east of ...
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Striving for food security in Africa - The Southern Times

Striving for food security in Africa - The Southern Times | Food Security | Scoop.it
Striving for food security in Africa The Southern Times Agricultural production in Africa has steadily increased over the past three decades due to various factors, including improved access to inputs such as seeds and fertiliser, as well as...
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Cost of War Calculator - STWR - Share The World's Resources

Cost of War Calculator - STWR - Share The World's Resources | Food Security | Scoop.it
The cost calculator shows what could be bought if funding for war was diverted to urgent humanitarian needs.
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Facing Africa's food security challenges | CSIRO

Facing Africa's food security challenges | CSIRO | Food Security | Scoop.it
Increasing the productivity of Africa’s agricultural systems is one of the most significant challenges facing global agriculture. CSIRO is working with African scientists and institutions to help African’s develop long term solutions.
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Tackling the food waste challenge with technology

Tackling the food waste challenge with technology | Food Security | Scoop.it
Innovation in packaging and refrigeration can reduce waste – as can changes in behaviour
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Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis

Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive refugees into drought-stricken Sahel countries already experiencing food insecurity
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UN News - UN warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children

UN News - UN warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children | Food Security | Scoop.it
Two United Nations humanitarian agencies today called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago.
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Famine looming in South Sudan | Africa | DW.DE | 29.07.2014

Famine looming in South Sudan | Africa | DW.DE | 29.07.2014 | Food Security | Scoop.it
The UN is warning of a famine in war-torn South Sudan where more than a million people have been displaced. Many can no longer work in the fields in a country where 95 percent of the population depends on farming.
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Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic

Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic | Food Security | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.
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Food insecurity in Pakistan - Daily Times

Food insecurity in Pakistan
Daily Times
In agricultural settings, food and fodder are sufficiently available to meet human and animal needs locally. It is very strange that Pakistan imports apples, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and ginger.
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UN News - UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by 2025

UN News - UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by 2025 | Food Security | Scoop.it
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns today that despite notable recent economic progress, Africa remains the world’s most food insecure continent and calls on all African agriculture ministers to focus their investments...
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Dealing With Barriers To Food Security In Africa - spyghana.com

Dealing With Barriers To Food Security In Africa - spyghana.com | Food Security | Scoop.it
spyghana.com Dealing With Barriers To Food Security In Africa spyghana.com The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food...
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