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April 26, 2017
(Image: FAO)


Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa

FAO Report

As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to b...

April 23, 2017
(Photo: AgriPulse)


Opinion: Famine: Where is the Rage?

by Marshall Matz AgriPulse

"There is more interest in cage free eggs and other nutritional fads than in saving 20 million lives. Why is there no outrage?"...

April 23, 2017
A woman carries clean water from the donation site in her village across the rice paddy fields to her family’s home on May 1, 2016 in Dala, Burma. (Photo: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)


This fundamental global problem touches everything from farming to technology

by Aza Wee Sile CNBC

From diseases affecting plants and animals to climate change to protectionist trade policies, the threats are diverse and plenty. Meanwhile, the demand for food continues to swell with global population projected to grow by another 2 billion by 2020....


Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

April 23, 2017 by Abdi Guled Washington Post via AP

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday....

April 23, 2017
Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar who spend around £25 a week on food (Photo: Daily Mail/What I Eat-Around the World in 80 Diets)


The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320

Daily Mail

Snapshots of families' weekly shop from countries around the world shows the food gulf between nations....

April 14, 2017
(Photo: Ivo Daalder/Twitter)


Why Food Insecurity ‘Over There’ Matters Right Here

by Ivo Daalder Real Clear Politics

Op Ed by the former U.S. ambassador to NATO: "As the United States debates the appropriate balance of military, diplomatic, and economic levers at its disposal, the link between global food security and global stability has never been more clear"...

April 13, 2017
Building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture. (Photo: David Oliver/University of the Witwatersrand)

Agriculture & Nutrition

Urban farming produces more than food: social networks are a key spinoff

by David Oliver The Conversation

Urban farmers not only develop the kinds of friendships they can draw on during tough times. But they also develop broader networks with other farmers, with NGOs, with government and with local markets that allow them to build a career....

April 12, 2017
Al Hadji Dalla, a 25-year-old Nigerian refugee living in Minawao, in the extreme north of Cameroon, collects water from a hole in a dry riverbed. He fled Nigeria four years ago and has been collecting water here every day for the last two years. (Photo: Chris De Bode/British Red Cross)


How Boko Haram Spreads Hunger Beyond Nigeria’s Boarders

by Lucy Westcott Newsweek

The Lake Chad Basin region—which straddles areas of northeastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, southern Niger and western Chad—is facing a hunger crisis....

April 10, 2017
A fruit vendor waits to sell his goods outside a bank in central Harare, Zimbabwe December 19, 2016. (Photo:/Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)


U.N. food agency launches $250 million Zimbabwe plan to end hunger

by Reuters MacDonald Dzirutwe

The UN World Food Programme on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe, which is emerging from a devastating drought that left more than 4 million people in need of food aid...

April 10, 2017
Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list. (Photo: Rowen Gorman)

United States

Portland’s new strategy to fight hunger: Help people to grow their food

by Kathleen Pierce Bangor Daily News

To put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens is giving preference to low-income Portlanders and enlisted high school students to go door to door to recruit farmers....

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