Americas

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...

Photo: Roughly one million Canadian children live in poverty, and therefore, are at risk of not being able to access food. But that number doubles when it comes to the Indigenous population.  [Ghyslain Lavoie/Breakfast Club of Canada]

One in two Indigenous children in danger of going to school hungry

by Melanie Green The Star Vancouver June 24, 2018

One in two Indigenous children — roughly double the average of other Canadian kids — may be at risk of going to school with an empty stomach, according to the Breakfast Club of Canada, a national charity....

Photo: A new local food hub has been proposed for a portion of the Edmonton Exhibition Lands. [Hilary Duff/CBC]

Food hub could make locally sourced food more accessible to Edmontonians

by Anna McMillan CBC News June 17, 2018

A new proposal for a food hub in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could make it easier for farmers to get their product to market — and for shoppers to get access to local food. A city report, to be reviewed by the executive committee on Monday, says the food hub would be a "multi-purpose facility … th...

Agri economist concerned over food security problems

by Shane Superville Trinidad and Tobago Newsday May 9, 2018

Trinidad & Tobago agricultural economist, Omardath Maharaj, issued a release in which he urged public and private sector stakeholders to organise basic agricultural commodity production, marketing, and processing in order to revive the country’s agricultural sector....

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Millions of children missing school in Venezuela’s hunger crisis

by Dylan Baddour and Vivian Sequera Thompson Reuters Foundation May 3, 2018

Three million of the country's eight million students have been missing classes - due to lack of food, transport to get to school or basic facilities such as electricity and safe water. "Hungry people aren't able to teach or learn," said Victor Venegas, president of the Barinas chapter of Venezuela'...

Minister Karl Samuda [Photo: Jamaica Information Service]

Jamaican official urges unity among Latin American and Caribbean states to address food security

by Staff Jamaica Observer March 13, 2018

Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says food security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can only be addressed by collaboration among countries while addressing the final press conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional...

Photo: Daniel Huber is the head chef and team lead behind Leftovers YEG, an organization that picks up excess food from restaurants and grocery stores and delivers it to service agencies in Edmonton. [Omar Mosleh / Metro]

Edmonton chef cooking up a plan to boost food security

by Omar Mosleh Metro News March 12, 2018

Leftovers YEG picks up excess food from restaurants and grocery stores and delivers it to service agencies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...

  With her son playing next to her, Juanita Terrazas uses natural herbicides to protect the crops in her vegetable garden. The NGO Belgian Solidagro helps finance projects in her community. [Sanne Derks/Al Jazeera]

Bolivia’s indigenous women cope with climate change

by Sanne Derks Al Jazeera March 4, 2018

Women in Bolivia must adapt to climate change as they work to feed their families throughout the year...

Photo: Prime Minster Dr Keith Rowley, knife in hand, seems impressed with the leafy green vegetable he reaped at the Diego Martin Girls RC School. [Trinidad Express Newspapers]

Students tackle food security issue

by Trinidad Express Newspapers Daily Express February 26, 2018

With Trinidad and Tobago facing a huge food import bill annually, due in par to insufficient agriculture production, some schools have taken an initiative to grow food on their compound. And it has caught the attention of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley....

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