Tag Archives: food security

Food Security Under Threat in Kenya

Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.

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Scientists Breeding Super-nutritious Crops to Help Solve Global Hunger

Biofortification is a partial solution global hunger, which must go hand in hand with efforts to reduce poverty, food insecurity, disease, poor sanitation, social and gender inequality.

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Pakistan’s Cotton Production to Go Up

Despite long dry spell, Pakistan is headed to mix results of its agriculture production for 2017/18.

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Food Security: Asia’s Critical Balancing Act

The sustainability of Asia’s food production systems is being questioned in a world with intensive agriculture. Current agricultural production and distribution already leaves hundreds of millions of people hungry in the world, while growth in agricultural production under a business-as-usual model will likely contribute to the planet approaching or even surpassing its safe operating space in terms of biodiversity, climate change and the nitrogen cycle.

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Why Europe Will Let Member States Opt out of GM Crops

Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.

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Menu for a Hot Planet

It's not just about oil: To support the world's burgeoning billions in a warming climate, the human race needs to drastically rethink its approach to agriculture.

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Gaza Blockade — No Signs of Loosening

Despite Israel and Hamas entering a ceasefire, aid groups are reporting no relaxation in Gaza’s crippling blockade by Israel. Some analysts are warning that the threat of the deal collapsing is real, especially as there appear to be few enforcing mechanisms.

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Hunger in the Land of Plenty — South Africa

Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of the majority. Colonial and subsequent Apartheid laws reduced black people in South Africa to merely being cheap labor to service the needs of these economies. Poverty, inequality and hunger, while visible in the faces and cupped hands of people at traffic lights in middle-class neighborhoods, largely continue to be felt most in townships, informal settlements and rural areas which are often located far away from economic and suburban hubs.

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Climate Change to Impact Global Food Security: Report

A new report on climate change warns of food security challenges in the coming decadres. Climate change, it says, could reduce global food production growth by 2 percent each decade for the rest of this century. The U.S. can play a major role in curbing the threat of global food insecurity.

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Is Africa’s Land up for Grabs?

An apparent surge in the purchase of African land by foreign companies and governments to grow food and other crops for export has set alarm bells ringing on and off the continent. The headlines have been strident: “The Second Scramble for Africa Starts,” “Quest for Food Security Breeds Neo-Colonists,” “Food Security or Economic Slavery?”   The outcries reflect the continuing …

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