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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Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa: FAO

According to the latest quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Shortages report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) this month, people across 29 countries in the African continent cannot access food, or are facing food shortages. The FAO report says food prices have soared in recent months. Press agency Reuters reports that development banks are now […]

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FAO promotes farming rice and fish together in Asia Pacific to reduce poverty

Promoting advancements of innovative agro-aquaculture systems to enhance growth in Asia-Pacific, Matthias Halwart, Senior Officer and Outreach Coordinator of FAO’s Sustainable Agriculture Programme, says that agriculture, integrated with fish farming, supports rural and indigenous communities and can significantly help countries address the challenges of poverty alleviation as well as improved food and nutrition security. Rice […]

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IMO sulphur reduction deadline to hit the world of commodities


The global shipping industry is dreading a regulatory decision that while reducing maritime pollution, will nearly double fuel costs in a sector already reeling from its worst downturn in decades. In an attempt to curb emissions from ships, the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) has placed a cap on sulphur content in marine fuel oil […]

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