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HUNGER HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

by WHES IPCINFO November 28, 2021

This is a view of the most urgent hunger hotspots around the world. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) used by the United Nations and International Aid Agencies consists of five levels of severity for food insecurity as follows: 1. Minimal - Acceptable 2. Stressed - Alert 3. ...

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Locusts Add to World Hunger in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and South Asia 2021

by November 15, 2021

Original Contribution by Sharmin Sultana Seeing a locust, one cannot imagine that a harmless member of the grasshopper family can become one of the world’s most devastating pests.  Yet, in 2020, within just a few months locust swarms destroyed more than 1.2 million hectares (ha) of cr...

WORLD FOOD DAY OCTOBER 16, 2021

by FAO FAO October 16, 2021

Today is World Food Day - International World Food Day is celebrated on the date of the founding of the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization to highlight the issues of hunger and food access in the world. Take time today to think and act on ways to contribute to a more food secure worl...

Food security projected to improve for 76 low- and middle-income countries by 2031

by USDA ERS Charts of Note August 2, 2021

USDA's Economic Research Service projects that food security will improve for many over the next 10 years in its most recent International Food Security Assessment (IFSA) ...

Recognizing Aquaculture “Pond to Pot” as a Food Security Game-Changer for Many

by Lydia Sasu Farm Journal May 19, 2021

The winner of this year’s World Food Prize has dedicated her life to this concept [pond to pot], as she promotes the best practices for raising small fish and making sure those excellent sources of protein, calcium, iron and more are easily available for families as part of a balanced and nutritio...

UNICEF warns about food crisis in the world

by UNICEF Prensa Latina May 10, 2021

Nearly 20 million people faced food crises in 2020 due to a toxic combination of conflict, climate change and Covid-19 pandemic, UNICEF warned....

Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high warns Global Report on Food Crises

by World Food Programme YubaNet.com May 6, 2021

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a five-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises...

Stalked by death: How rising food insecurity is killing war-torn Yemen’s children

by Jane Ferguson PBS News Hour May 5, 2021

Nearly seven years of war in Yemen have produced the world's most dire humanitarian catastrophe. Millions are starving and have little in the way of medical care....

25 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

by Alison Mountford StopFoodWaste.org April 28, 2021

For #StopFoodWasteDay here are more tips to reduce food waste...

The US food system creates hunger and debt – but there is another way

by Michael Fakhri The Guardian April 24, 2021

Michael Fakhri, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, says the US food system is built on injustices but there is hope where people are prioritizing the right to food...