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Why China's Explosive Economic Growth Could Trigger a Global Food Crisis

Why China's Explosive Economic Growth Could Trigger a Global Food Crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
Rising demand and disappearing arable land could lead China to import more food and produce a spike in global prices.
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Andres Zurita's curator insight, December 27, 2012 4:44 PM

There's another serious issue that is water depletion for sustaining agriculture growth...

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Crop Yields Stall In China, India

Crop Yields Stall In China, India | Food Security | Scoop.it
Crop production is stagnating in China and India, says a new report published in Nature Communications this month.
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Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013

Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it

Iffy Chinese demand makes it hard to gauge the outlook for bulk metals such as copper and iron ore. But grains look different. Global stocks of agricultural commodities are low and the drought that hit harvests in the fall of 2012 has continued, jeopardizing the new wheat crop. With low rainfall also hitting river-borne U.S. trade routes, grain prices may well stay elevated.

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India could face crippling heat waves

India could face crippling heat waves | Food Security | Scoop.it
THE SUNDAY STORY An analysis of the output from 18 different global climate models indicates that India’s average annual surface air temperature could go up by between four degrees Celsius and seven degrees Celsius by the end of this century.
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Agricultural research 'key to easing climate-change impacts'

Agricultural research 'key to easing climate-change impacts' | Food Security | Scoop.it
[CAIRO] Agricultural research should be a strategic priority of the UN's efforts to lessen the impacts of climate change, according to a report launched at a UN climate change conference in Doha, Qatar.
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KAMOTHO's comment, December 15, 2012 6:08 AM
Hi hallo good people,hope this finds you in good health as we prepare for festive season.I am looking for any organizations that offer climate change-Carbon Credit sustainable development trainings in East Africa,kindly anyone with idea, drop me a line:kamotho7@gmail.com
East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:30 AM

Research for agriculture oportunities.

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Emergency food aid program launched in Yemen

Emergency food aid program launched in Yemen | Food Security | Scoop.it
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has launched a massive food assistance program in Yemen along with its partner Islamic Relief. The mission, whic
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How severe weather impacts global food supply

How severe weather impacts global food supply | Food Security | Scoop.it
Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
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What role does Russia play on the global food scene?

What role does Russia play on the global food scene? | Food Security | Scoop.it
Russia’s permanent representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Aleksei Meshkov spoke to RBTH about the global food situation in the aftermath of the natural disasters of 2012...
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Carbon Dioxide Reduces Crop Yields

Carbon Dioxide Reduces Crop Yields | Food Security | Scoop.it
Atmospheric carbon dioxide content continues its climb, heating up the climate. For plants, however, the gas is a necessary part of their survival.
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U.S.: 5 Tips for Choosing Corn Hybrids for 2013

U.S.: 5 Tips for Choosing Corn Hybrids for 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it
Hybrid selection is one of the most important management decisions a corn grower makes each year. It’s a decision that warrants a careful comparison of performance data. It should not be made in haste or based on limited data. Planting a marginal hybrid, or one not suitable for a particular production environment, imposes a ceiling on the yield potential of a field before it has been planted.
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AfDB, researchers launch $63 m initiative to lift Africans out of poverty

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and researchers have launched the US$63.24 million AfDB-funded initiative aimed to raise agricultural productivity and also lift millions of Africans out of poverty.
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Why Can't India Feed Its People?

Why Can't India Feed Its People? | Food Security | Scoop.it

It was 1958, my father was still a child, and India was running out of food. That year’s wheat crop had slumped by 15 percent, the rice harvest by 12 percent, and prices in the markets were soaring. Far from his village in eastern India, ships loaded with wheat were steaming toward the country, part of Dwight Eisenhower’s plan to sell surplus grains, tobacco, and dairy products to friendly countries. All India Radio gave daily updates on the convoys, and the army barricaded ports in Mumbai and Kolkata against the hungry crowds.

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Grain monopolys tighten grip, food prices increase

Grain monopolys tighten grip, food prices increase | Food Security | Scoop.it

LONDON: A global race for grain trading power is putting more of the world’s vital cereals in the hands of fewer companies, with a string of recent acquisitions raising fears that consumers will pay even more for their food, while farmers are squeezed.

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Afronomics's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:36 PM

Sometimes, however, circumstances in a market, such as company acquisitions or firm bankruptcy, may give an increasing amount of power over prices to fewer companies. When this happens, it is called a monopoly. When monopolys occur, it is usually means higher prices for the same goods or services and it is the consumer who suffers.

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What is to blame for rising food prices?

What is to blame for rising food prices? | Food Security | Scoop.it

This is part two of a seriesIn part oneAndrew Hepburn looked at whether rising demand from China and India can be blamed for food price hikes. In the next and last article, Hepburn will examine the role played by financial speculators, as well as U.S. subsidies for biofuel.

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Food businesses are set to surge in Africa

Food businesses are set to surge in Africa | Food Security | Scoop.it
Agribusiness is set to surge in sub-Saharan Africa in the next few years, say analysts. And that’s despite the prospect of volatile food commodity prices.
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The Green Revolution is wilting

The Green Revolution is wilting | Food Security | Scoop.it
The Green Revolution has stagnated for key food crops in many regions of the world, according to a new study.
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Full article can be found at http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n12/full/ncomms2296.html

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2030: China's coming water crisis - Fortune Tech

2030: China's coming water crisis - Fortune Tech | Food Security | Scoop.it
FORTUNE -- After each Presidential election, The National Intelligence Council (NIC), the Washington, D.C., agency that provides long-term strategic analysis to America's intelligence community, releases a report on security risks. Its newest report, issued on December 10th and called Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, covers many topics from cross-border conflict to terrorism to regional economic collapse.
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Global food crisis 'one or two bad harvests away'

Global food crisis 'one or two bad harvests away' | Food Security | Scoop.it
The fast growth in resource demand from emerging markets has contributed to “a period of intensified resource stress,” a report said
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Five regulatory barriers undermining intra-African food trade

Five regulatory barriers undermining intra-African food trade | Food Security | Scoop.it
Africa, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, still has to import a large percentage of its food in order to feed its rapidly growing population. The rising cost of importing food can lead to deepening food insecurity.
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World Bank Warns Against Complacency Amid High Food Prices and Hunger

World Bank Warns Against Complacency Amid High Food Prices and Hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it
The world cannot afford for high and volatile food prices to be the “new normal,” while millions of people continue to suffer from hunger and to die from malnutrition, the World Bank Group warned today.
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A hotter world is a hungry world

A hotter world is a hungry world | Food Security | Scoop.it
Food prices will soar and hundreds of millions of people will starve if urgent action isn't taken to cut fossil fuel emissions, Stephen Leahy writes.
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Record-high U.S. corn plantings in 2013

Record-high U.S. corn plantings in 2013 | Food Security | Scoop.it
U.S. corn acreage will rise to an all-time high of 97.6 million acres in 2013 as farmers try to capitalize on high prices, Rabobank says in a report.
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GMO Corn And Genetic Prioritization May Save Us From Climate Change Food Issues

GMO Corn And Genetic Prioritization May Save Us From Climate Change Food Issues | Food Security | Scoop.it
If we will need climate-resistant corn and other food production plants sooner rather than later, applying a genetic-analysis method used to study and prioritize the genes in humans could improved the likelihood of finding critical genes in food production plants.
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Food Prices Still Critical Concern: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta | Perspectives on development

Food Prices Still Critical Concern: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta | Perspectives on development | Food Security | Scoop.it
High food prices appear to be the new normal, as are wild fluctuations in prices. The world ducked a global food crisis after some key staples such as maize and soybean soared to record levels in July 2012, but food security concerns have not dissipated. The latest issue of the World Bank’s Food Price Watch shows that while the October Food Price Index dropped 5 percent below its July peak, internationally traded foods such as grains and oils are still well above price levels a year ago.
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Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture and food security in West Africa | WorldStage News

Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture and food security in West Africa | WorldStage News | Food Security | Scoop.it
Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture and food security in West Africa. Complex relationships and interactions exist between agriculture and climate change.

 

What are the actions to take and/or implement in order to help the poor in climate change mitigation? This is the challenge being tackled by the new CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) through its research theme 2.


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