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October 17, 2018
Yemeni women wait to receive food supplies. The UN warns that the country is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Africa

Scale of Yemen famine was ‘initially underestimated’ by aid agencies

by Hannah Summers The Guardian

Sources say soaring food prices have overtaken projections from UN general assembly two weeks ago, with up to 14 million people now at risk....

October 15, 2018
Illustration: Innovations in biofortified food can alleviate malnutrition only when they are scaled up with supporting policies. (Suvajit Dey)

Agriculture & Nutrition

From food security to nutrition security

by Ashok Gulati , Ritika Juneja The Indian Express

Biotechnology can be a game-changer in the battle against malnutrition in much the same way that the Green Revolution was in ensuring self sufficiency....

October 15, 2018
Graphic: 2018 World Food Prize Laureates [courtesy Washington Times]

Global

2018 World Food Prize laureates: Ending malnutrition for mothers and young children

by The Washington Times Special Sections Department The Washington Times

Alarmed by the vast numbers of malnourished children in the world, two British men have spent their lives working to ensure that mothers and their young children can obtain high-quality foods and vitamins. This month, the men — economist Dr. Law...

October 10, 2018

Opinions

Solving Hunger?

by Gary Kilmer

October 10, 2018 The good news is that the battle against hunger is slowly but surely being won [1]. Before the stones and arrows start flying my way, I hasten to point out that the progress is not everywhere and ...

October 8, 2018
Photo of a rural farmer in Zambia who makes 60 percent less income than those in the capital: rural smallholder farmers like the families of Mumbwa had almost no access to real-time market information. [WFP/Photolibrary]

Africa

Ebay against hunger

by Sandra Kreutzer World Food Programme Insight

A new app supports crop sales for rural smallholder farmers in Zambia. Smallholder farmers around the world are often forced to sell their harvests below market value due to a lack of ...

Americas

Tackling food waste: Local organization opens community fridges in the GTA

October 7, 2018 by Haweya Fadal CBC

A community fridge is a straightforward concept. Restaurants and households donate untouched food that would typically go to waste, and anybody in need of a meal can take what they want. ...

October 6, 2018
Photo: World map made of spices [medium.com]

Asia

Astana opens Islamic Organisation for Food Security headquarters

by Aidana Yergaliyeva The Astana Times

The Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) headquarters opened Sept. 27 in Kazakhstan's capital. The organisation seeks to strengthen cooperation among member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to ensure food security for ...

October 3, 2018
Photo: According to UNICEF and the World Bank, one in seven Somalian children will not live to see their fifth birthday. [Eduardo Soteras Jalil/The Telegraph]

Africa

Hunger, disease and violence: Is Somalia the worst place in the world to be a child?

by Adrian Blomfield The Telegraph

Malnutrition is the biggest killer of children in Somalia, usually not because they starve to death but because their bodies are so emaciated their immune systems become too weak to fend off disease....

Africa

Hunger and fighting persist despite ‘peace’ in South Sudan

October 3, 2018 by AFP AFP

Harvests and markets have been disrupted by the 5-year-long war and people rely on aid agencies for deliveries of life-saving food. Last year a man-made famine was declared in two opposition areas while the latest assessment, issued Friday, found th...

Global

This ad shows the true cost of world hunger

October 3, 2018 by Ben Paynter Fast Company

A new 60-second ad will air in movie theaters to raise awareness of world hunger....

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