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Photo: Mark Lowcock, the UN Humanitarian Affairs Emergency and Relief Co-ordinator, addresses the UN Security Council. [AP photo]

Yemen’s food crisis 10 times worse than South Sudan, says UN

by Arthur MacMillan The National December 11, 2018

The UN’s humanitarian aid chief on Monday said the food crisis in Yemen was unprecedented and 10 times worse than anything seen in South Sudan, announcing an appeal for US$4 billion (Dh14.69bn) that will be needed to fund next year’s relief effort....

Photo: Wheat field [stock.adobe.com/au/Gina Sanders]

Western Sidney University invests $5m into food security research

by What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing December 5, 2018

Western Sydney University (WSU) will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security and climate change....

We’re becoming desensitised to poverty in the UK – it’s time the government made food a basic right

by Geraldine Van Bueren The Independent December 2, 2018

A right to food would mean that all public institutions would have to offer adequate nutritious food, including hospitals and care homes...

Photo: a severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen [courtesy Voice of America]

UN Report Says Fragile Climate Puts Food Security at Risk

by Associated Press Voice of America November 29, 2018

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach "zero hunger."...

Lawmakers’ action key to ending hunger and ensuring healthy and sustainable diets for all

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Relief Web October 29, 2018

It is essential that parliaments around the world act without delay to adapt and improve legal, political and institutional frameworks to end hunger and ensure nutritious and healthy diets for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today....

McRaven and McCaul: National Security Dimensions of Global Food Insecurity

by Bill McRaven and Michael McCaul New Statesman October 29, 2018

Bill McRaven, a retired Navy four-star admiral who served as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-2014 and former chancellor of the University of Texas system from 2015-2018, and Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents the 10th District of Texas write that global hunger is a...

Urban Food Security in the Global South: Three Ideas

by Christian Man Center for Strategic & International Studies October 19, 2018

Until recently, it was widely thought that half of the world’s population lived in cities. The United Nations places the global number at 55 percent, with Africa at 43 percent and Asia at 50 percent....

Graphic: 2018 World Food Prize Laureates [courtesy Washington Times]

2018 World Food Prize laureates: Ending malnutrition for mothers and young children

by The Washington Times Special Sections Department The Washington Times October 15, 2018

Alarmed by the vast numbers of malnourished children in the world, two British men have spent their lives working to ensure that mothers and their young children can obtain high-quality foods and vitamins. This month, the men — economist Dr. Lawrence Haddad and physician Dr. David Nabarro — w...

This ad shows the true cost of world hunger

by Ben Paynter Fast Company October 3, 2018

A new 60-second ad will air in movie theaters to raise awareness of world hunger....

Drive to tackle drought in agricultural data launched, as global hunger rises

by Sarah Newey The Telegraph September 25, 2018

An unprecedented drive to collect data from millions of smallholder farmers in 50 developing countries was launched on Monday. The “50 x 2030” programme seeks to boost agricultural productivity and livelihoods across Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2030 – and provide more accurate data to...

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