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November 28, 2021

Africa

HUNGER HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

by WHES IPCINFO

This is a view of the most urgent hunger hotspots around the world. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) used by the United Nations and International Aid Agencies consists of five levels of severity for food insecurity as follows: ...

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November 15, 2021

Africa

Locusts Add to World Hunger in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and South Asia 2021

Original Contribution by Sharmin Sultana Seeing a locust, one cannot imagine that a harmless member of the grasshopper family can become one of the world’s most devastating pests.  Yet, in 2020, within just a few months locust swarms d...

October 16, 2021

Global

WORLD FOOD DAY OCTOBER 16, 2021

by FAO FAO

Today is World Food Day - International World Food Day is celebrated on the date of the founding of the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization to highlight the issues of hunger and food access in the world. Take time today to think and ac...

Global

Food security projected to improve for 76 low- and middle-income countries by 2031

August 2, 2021 by USDA ERS Charts of Note

USDA's Economic Research Service projects that food security will improve for many over the next 10 years in its most recent International Food Security Assessment (IFSA) ...

June 11, 2021

Africa

Ethiopia's Man-Made Famine

by Alex de Waal BBC World News

Alex de Waal, well known author on humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, explains why and how the current famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia has occurred. ...

United States

From 2005 to 2019, working-age veterans more likely to live in food-insecure households than similar nonveterans

May 27, 2021 by USDA ERS USDA ERS

Working-age veterans were 7.4 percent more likely to live in a food-insecure household than similar working-age nonveterans from 2005 to 2019, according to research by the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). ERS economists used food security data ...

United States

Mississippi Food Network receives $100K to address hunger in rural areas

May 24, 2021 by WJTV WJTV

The Mississippi Food Network announced it received $100,000 from The Humana Foundation to assist with mobile food pantries in Clarke, Jasper and Kemper counties. The funds will be used to help the food bank improve access to nutritious food by provid...

Agriculture & Nutrition

Opinion: Why reinvent the wheel on food security and nutrition?

May 22, 2021 by Jennifer Clapp, Martin Cole, Thanawat Tiensin Devex

With preparations for the United Nations’ upcoming Food Systems Summit in full swing, ...

Global

Recognizing Aquaculture “Pond to Pot” as a Food Security Game-Changer for Many

May 19, 2021 by Lydia Sasu Farm Journal

The winner of this year’s World Food Prize has dedicated her life to this concept [pond to pot], as she promotes the best practices for raising small fish and making sure those excellent sources of protein, calcium, iron and more are easily availab...

Americas

Budding farmers eager to help with Jamaica’s food security

May 19, 2021 by Loop News Jamaica News

What started as an escape from the COVID-19 pandemic has blossomed into the rollout of a school-based farming club. The new Budding Farmers Grow Club is an agriculture-based extracurricular activity aimed at engaging children in discovering the in...

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