Photo: View of the East Coast of Barbados from Coco Hills farm [Courtesy Coco Hills]

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...

Photo: An app in Argentina that helps distribute left-over food to the hungry [courtesy CGTN]

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....

Photo: A woman making tortillas in her home in the village of San Lorenzo, Chiapas, Mexico. In Latin America, 8.4% of women are in a situation of severe food insecurity, compared to 6.9% of men. [Credit: FAO]

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....

Photo: Julio Berdegué, FAO representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, presents the region’s Panorama of Food and Nutrition 2018 in Santiago, which has bad news due to the increase in hunger, malnutrition, overweight and obesity for the third consecutive year. [Orlando Milesi/IPS]

Hunger and Obesity on the Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean for Third Year in a Row

by Caribbean 360 Caribbean 360 November 12, 2018

“For the third consecutive year there is bad news” for Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers of hungry people have increased to 39.3 million people or 6.1 per cent of the population, says Julio Berdegué, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) regional representative....

Photo: Santos Rodriguez, a 70-year-old Honduran, walks through a cornfield affected by the drought in San Buenaventura on Aug. 15. [Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images]

The Hungry Caravan

by Helena Silva-Nichols Foreign Policy November 12, 2018

Violence isn’t the only reason migrants are fleeing Central America. A four-year drought has destroyed harvests and lives—and has pushed the hungry northward. Over the last two years, farmers there have lost as much as 70 to 80 percent of their harvests of staple crops, primarily corn and beans....

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

by Haweya Fadal CBC October 7, 2018

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. ...

Photo: Ali Shah packs rice and oil along with other food staples into a food hamper box at the Mishkah Social Service Barakah Box food bank in 2017. Each month over 17,000 people access Hamilton food banks. [Cathie Coward/The Hamilton Spectator]

Barakah Box food bank helps Hamilton refugees access halal food

by Hassam Munir Hamilton Spectator September 9, 2018

Islamic Relief Canada has partnered with Mishka Social Services to support its food bank in Hamilton, Ontario, known as Barakah Box. More than 400 families in Hamilton use this food bank on a monthly basis to access food that is both halal (i.e., procured with Islamic dietary restrictions in mind) a...

Photo: A farmer prepares his field [Alberto Font/The Tico Times]

Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

by AFP The Tico Times August 28, 2018

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)....

Agriculture Minister Says Plant Health Fundamental to Food Security

by Tashion Hewitt Stennett Jamaica Information Service July 20, 2018

Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says that plant health is a fundamental pillar to achieving the region’s food security and economic growth. He recently called on regional Plant Health Directors to identify new strategies aimed at safeguarding ...

Photo: Paola Sarabia, in brown coat, offers warm stew to people lined up in front of Argentina’s congressional building. Sarabia hopes lawmakers will see how many Argentines rely on food banks. [Lucila Pellettieri/GPJ Argentina]

Food insecurity rising in Argentina, sparking protest and food-emergency bill

by Lucila Pellettieri Global Press Journal June 24, 2018

Food insecurity isn’t anything new in Argentina. The country declared a food emergency in 2002, and it’s been continually extended since then. But people aren’t hungry because there’s not enough food. The problem is that the country poorly manages the food it has. On average, the nation lose...

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