Americas

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....

Community gardens help tackle food insecurity

by Bob McIntyre My Timmins Now April 7, 2019

As part of its mandate to address food insecurity, Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins [Ontario, Canada] organizes two community gardens every year – one in Timmins and one in South Porcupine. “Anti-Hunger Coaltion is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and to spread awareness of food s...

Agro-Forestry Project Brings Blue-Green Therapy To Barbados

by Daphne Ewing-Chow Forbes March 18, 2019

In Barbados, Coco Hill is the only agro-forestry project of its kind on the 166-square mile island and the product of six years of experimentation since Mood purchased the land in 2013. Permaculture, biodynamic, vertical, edge, terrace and integrated farming methodologies are employed across 53-acr...

Fighting food waste in Argentina by delivering it to those in need

by Harris Whitbeck CGTN December 17, 2018

Reducing food waste is also important to achieving food security. Food loss is a big problem for Argentina. Forty percent of the food produced in the country is thrown away....

Only Acting Together Can We Stop the Rise in Malnutrition

by Julio Berdergué Inter Press News November 18, 2018

The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people. In addition, almost one in four adults is obese, while overweight affects 250 million; more than the entire population of Brazil....