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Study finds ties between food security and diabetes

Study finds ties between food security and diabetes | global hunger? | Scoop.it
A new study has found that people without a secure source of food and medication are more likely to have less control over their diabetes when compared to people who don’t have concerns over this issue.
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Asia grain mountains swell as governments fret over food security - Reuters AlertNet

Asia grain mountains swell as governments fret over food security - Reuters AlertNet | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Asia grain mountains swell as governments fret over food security Reuters AlertNet SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Towering grain mountains in Asia, already large enough to feed China for eight months, are set to grow even bigger as governments...
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Thai Fishing Sector, Among World's Largest, Cited For Abuses

Thai Fishing Sector, Among World's Largest, Cited For Abuses | global hunger? | Scoop.it
A report from the International Labor Organization details "deceptive and coercive" labor practices — and even forced labor within the industry.
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Very interesting look at an industry overlooked. This article looks at the dark side of the Thai fishing industry.
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Poor rainfall likely to affect Kenya's food security: experts - Global Times

Poor rainfall likely to affect Kenya's food security: experts - Global Times | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Poor rainfall likely to affect Kenya's food security: experts Global Times According to food security report published by the UN World Food Program, Kenyan government and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net), a near average volume of...
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Boosting yields: Lack of food security in an agrarian economy - The Express Tribune

Boosting yields: Lack of food security in an agrarian economy - The Express Tribune | global hunger? | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune Boosting yields: Lack of food security in an agrarian economy The Express Tribune About a third of Pakistan population is rural. And the country's largest contributor to GDP is still agriculture.
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A country of incredibly importance significance that cannot afford basic survival issues.
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Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind?

Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind? | global hunger? | Scoop.it
At a "quinoa summit" this week, farmers from around the world are trading tips on how to turn this ancient Andean grain into a large-scale crop. Some Andean farmers who currently grow quinoa are asking, "What happens to us?
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WE are starting to see quinoa frequently in the grocery stores here in the U.S.

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Bringing Home The Woolly Bacon From Hungary

Bringing Home The Woolly Bacon From Hungary | global hunger? | Scoop.it
The Mangalitsa pig was born out of a 19th-century Austro-Hungarian experiment in cross breeding, with a wild boar and a lard pig. In the past few years the succulent pork has gained devotees in the U.S., too.
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Kind of funny. Might be very good!

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Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local

Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.
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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food | global hunger? | Scoop.it
As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient.
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Principal In Indian Lunch Poisoning Tragedy Is Arrested

Principal In Indian Lunch Poisoning Tragedy Is Arrested | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Meena Kumari, who allegedly bought the oil that poisoned the children from a store owned by her husband, fled when the children started getting sick. Many of the children were forced to stagger home in search for help.
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Food insecurity plagues single-parent families - Deseret News

Food insecurity plagues single-parent families - Deseret News | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Deseret News Food insecurity plagues single-parent families Deseret News More than 30 percent of single-parent households experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months, meaning that at some point during the year they did not have enough money...
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Small-scale producers key to attaining food security and ending hunger

Small-scale producers key to attaining food security and ending hunger | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Strengthening producer organisations and co-operatives can empower them to become partners in locally-oriented, participatory development (Empowering small-scale producers key #FAO strategy to attain food security and ending hunger
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This is critical in the LDC's of the world.

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Status of soils: An often ignored but important resource in food security

Status of soils: An often ignored but important resource in food security | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Last year highlighted the importance of family farming in food production and security. In 2015 the focus is on soils, an often ignored but very crucial aspect in agricultural activities
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Oxfam says course-correction needed on the New Alliance for Food Security | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog

Oxfam says course-correction needed on the New Alliance for Food Security | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog | global hunger? | Scoop.it
A new briefing paper says it’s time for the New Alliance to re-focus on the needs of smallholder farmers.
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Crop Pests Move Polewards to Flee Warming Climate, Threaten Global Food Security

Crop Pests Move Polewards to Flee Warming Climate, Threaten Global Food Security | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Global warming is certainly making it a little easier every year for the pests to find a comfortable home and easy pickings in previously unsuitable regions ...
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Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes

Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes | global hunger? | Scoop.it
In the largely Hispanic Salinas Valley, high school students are more likely to imagine a future in agriculture than high tech. A new program is trying to change that by helping the children of farm workers earn computer science degrees.
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Genetic engineering will facilitate food security in Ghana - Biochemist - Myjoyonline.com

Genetic engineering will facilitate food security in Ghana - Biochemist - Myjoyonline.com | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Myjoyonline.com Genetic engineering will facilitate food security in Ghana - Biochemist Myjoyonline.com Dr Yaa Difie Osei, a Biochemist and Molecular Biologist, has noted that the country is positioning itself to tap deep into the benefits of...
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Food…or war? | The Strategist

Food…or war? | The Strategist | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Going into the cycle - Back to the stone age“@ASPI_org: Food ... or war?... food security series by Julian Cribb http://t.co/jDWsDVfBmv
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Cultivation of climate-change adapting crops a must for food security | Dhaka Tribune

Cultivation of climate-change adapting crops a must for food security | Dhaka Tribune | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Agri experts at a function urged farmers to cultivate climate-change adapting crops in disaster prone areas to boost food production of the country.
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Technology and Innovation Aim at Greater Food Security - IPS (2013)

Technology and Innovation Aim at Greater Food Security - IPS (2013) | global hunger? | Scoop.it

 

Through a Feed the Future project in Kenya, smallholder farmers, particularly women, are introduced to high-value crops such as orange flesh sweet potatoes that can both boost household food security and increase incomes.

 

In the face of global climate change and currency devaluation, improved strategies are being used to combat high international poverty and malnutrition rates, and to increase global food security. The  administrator of  the the U.S. Agency for International Development  (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah, this week announced two new innovation labs at Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative...

 

One of the recently announced labs... will attempt to find new technologies and techniques for smallholder farmers to use in order to ensure that their productivity of grasses raised for grain, including sorghum and millet, increases in times of climate change.

 

“The perspective from us is that we think the emphasis that has been given to agriculture is critical, not just for food security but for economic development and growth in developing countries overall,” senior policy advisor on agriculture and food security at the advocacy organisation Oxfam International, Eric Munoz, told IPS...

 

The second of the two new labs... will attempt to improve food security policies and increase private sector investments to support smallholder farmers. “The food security policy innovation lab is intended to increase the body of knowledge and understanding of the best way to go about influencing policy and what the best ones are to accelerate the impact that we are trying to achieve,” ... 


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Improving the lives of small-holder farmers is one of the major keys to reducing famine and food insecurity.

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Women and girls are key to ensuring food security – report - Reuters AlertNet (blog)

Women and girls are key to ensuring food security – report - Reuters AlertNet (blog) | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Women and girls are key to ensuring food security – report Reuters AlertNet (blog) BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Focusing the lens of social and economic development on women and girls is the most inexpensive and effective tool in the...
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The Sahel Food Crisis: Your Questions Answered

The Sahel Food Crisis: Your Questions Answered | global hunger? | Scoop.it
Last year, a severe drought in Northern Africa brought food insecurity to over 18 million people. 2013 is expecting to bring a good harvest, but does that mean it is over?
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Global Food Security Update - Issue 11, July 2013 | ReliefWeb

Global Food Security Update - Issue 11, July 2013 | ReliefWeb | global hunger? | Scoop.it
#Tajikistan World: Global Food Security Update - Issue 11, July 2013 http://t.co/E1NX1Oi13E #crisismanagement
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