Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says


New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Limited progress is also being made in addressing the […]

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World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns


Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, a new FAO report has warned Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, “expanding food production and economic growth […]

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Agriculture has big role to play in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, says FAO

The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a recent report. Agriculture, including forestry, fisheries and livestock production, generate around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture […]

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Declining global food prices a threat to smaller farmers, says FAO


Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. Globally, food prices are believed to be back to their long-term downward trend in real terms, as supply growth outpaces demand. This follows […]

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