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WORLD: Covid crisis is fuelling food price rises for world's poorest

WORLD: Covid crisis is fuelling food price rises for world's poorest | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Over the last year, Covid-19 has undone the economic, health and food security of millions, pushing as many as 150 million people into extreme poverty. While the health and economic impacts of the pandemic have been devastating, the rise in hunger has been one of its most tangible symptoms.

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Mediterranean drought sends olive oil prices surging

Mediterranean drought sends olive oil prices surging | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

World production is forecast to fall 14 per cent, with Italian output expected to almost halve in the 12 months to September, according to the International Olive Council. Greece is likely to see a 20 per cent fall, Tunisia by 17 per cent, while production in Spain, known in the industry as the Saudi Arabia of olive oil because of the size of its output, predicted to decline 7 per cent.
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Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first

Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Climate scientists sometimes talk about something called "climate departure" as a way of measuring when climate change has really changed things. It's the moment when average temperatures, either in a specific location or worldwide, become so impacted by climate change that the old climate is left behind. It's a sort of tipping point. And a lot of cities are scheduled to hit one very soon.

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