Food Systems

 

The World Can Feed Itself – It Needs the Will

by Dominic MacSorley Irish Examiner January 31, 2024

In this opinion piece, Dominic MacSorley, former CEO of Concern Worldwide  writes from the Sudan about the world hunger situation.   He says: "Gaza and Ukraine have been most prominent in the public eye but they form only a fraction of the 117 million people experiencing acute food insecurity as ...

Ship bringing agricultural products. Photo: FAO

As Russia quits Black Sea Grain Deal, Food Prices Rise

by Patrick Wintour and Shaun Walker The Guardian July 21, 2023

Russia has indicated that the decision to withdraw from the Black Sea Grain Deal,  which allows Ukraine to export grain from ports on the Black Sea, is final.  Russia has said that any ship traveling to or from Ukraine ports will be considered an enemy vessel....

In extraordinary move, USAID suspends all food aid to Ethiopia

by Obi Anyadike The New Humanitarian June 10, 2023

In an extraordinary move, USAID has suspended all food aid to Ethiopia countrywide due to widespread and systemic corruption by federal and local authorities.  The World Food Programme Director and Deputy Director have both stepped down from their positions....

Hunger is Inevitable Result of Massive Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

by Pranav Dixit Business Today February 10, 2023

The double impact of two strong and close earthquakes in southwest Turkey and northern Syria has paralyzed infrastructure and food systems.  The earthquakes affected millions of people;  hunger due to lack of access to food is inevitable, worse, the winter temperatures require a greater caloric in...

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID

Global Hunger Index Reports Close to One Billion Will Not Have Enough Food to Eat

by October 13, 2022

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report at  https://www.globalhungerindex.org/ is produced by Concern Worldwide, based in Ireland, and Welthungerhilfe, based in Germany.   These Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs) are expert in global foo...

Niger and Sahel use Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration Increase Yields to Improve Food Security

by August 18, 2022

As described in this recent National Geographic article (see link below), farmers in Niger let cut trees regrow in their fields, leading to improved crop yields from retained soil moisture and fertilization by fallen leaves. Improved crop yields can improve food security. Over the past 35 years N...

Resilience Book Review: Ending Hunger – The Quest to Feed the World without Destroying It

by August 8, 2022

Anthony Warner's 2022 book "Ending Hunger - the Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying it" (Oneworld Press) attempts to challenge the myths he sees in social discourse in developed countries about how to address world food problems.  Based on his popular blog "the Angr...

World Bank Releases New Report on Ukraine War and Global Food Crisis

by The World Bank Group Commodity Markets Outlook: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Commodity Markets, April 2022. World Bank, Washington, DC. May 1, 2022

The World Bank has released a commodity markets report this April on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on World Commodity Markets. In this report, they state that rising oil prices, inflation and the fertilizer scarcity that the war in Ukraine has created has become the greatest shock to g...

Photo by Elizabeth Whelan

New Series by Devex: Future of Food Systems

by DEVEX DEVEX.com February 10, 2021

Please find the Future of Food Systems series by DEVEX, international development social media platform. ...

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.