Americas

Budding farmers eager to help with Jamaica’s food security

by Loop News Jamaica News May 19, 2021

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 ins and outs of planting, growing and caring for agr...

World Hunger Day: One in Five Canadian Children are Food Insecure, New Campaign Launches to Spark Conversations at Home and at School

by Cision Yahoo Finance May 4, 2021

With World Hunger Day around the corner on May 28th, the two organizations are proud to launch Food For Thought, a new campaign which aims to raise awareness of food insecurity in Canada....

Central Americans fleeing due to hunger, food insecurity: Harris

by Al Jazeera Al Jazeera April 27, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris says US plans to provide aid for agriculture, disaster relief in bid to stem migration....

What About CORONA Virus and Food Safety?

by Lucia Anelich, Jeffrey M. Farber, Ryk Lues, and Valeria R. Perriera The Conversation February 25, 2021

An interesting assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Virus and food safety....

Census shows more Americans are going hungry during Coronavirus Pandemic

by David Harrison Wall Street Journal August 16, 2020

Census Data shows that more Americans are going hungry as a result of the Corona virus pandemic, expiring benefits, and rising economic instability....

Argentina’s poorest barrios caught between coronavirus and hunger

by Natalie Alcoba Al Jazeera April 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic exposes in crude terms Argentina's deep socioeconomic fault lines....

IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas

by IICA The Voice of St. Lucia April 5, 2020

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has established a Food Security Council for the Americas. The Council will monitor the impact of coronavirus on food security in the region....

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Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down

by Tim McDonnell NPR September 17, 2019

Programs supporting agricultural development and providing extra cash for food are closing....

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The Caribbean’s First E-Agriculture Platform Is To Be Launched This Year

by Daphne Ewing-Chow Forbes June 11, 2019

In St. Lucia, Green Gold is an e-commerce platform developed by local non-profit organization Helen's Daughters on which hoteliers can place orders for local produce without having to source directly from individual buyers, thus automating a process that has to-date been entirely manual. The online ...

Food waste in Canada is staggering. But is it our fault?

by Jordan Heath-Rawlings The Big Story May 21, 2019

The Big Story podcast interviews Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, about food waste in Canada. We waste enough food every year in Canada to feed a second country. The scope of the problem has finally been measured and it's immense. But food waste is not what you probably think it is....