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Food security of developing countries expected to improve through 2026 as food prices fall and incomes rise

by Stacey Rosen, Karen Thome, and Birgit Meade USDA ERS July 19, 2016

According to price projections from USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025 and income projections from ERS’s International Macroeconomic Data Set, food prices will drop and income levels will rise over the next decade. Under these assumptions, model results suggest improvements in food sec...

Zhenyuan, China. 73% of the gains that the UN claims against hunger come from China, most of which occurred during the 1990s, before the MDGs even began. Photo: ©©Eric
Zhenyuan, China. 73%  of  the  gains  that the   UN   claims   against   hunger come from China, most of which occurred  during  the  1990s,  before the  MDGs  even began.  Photo:  ©©Eric

The true extent of hunger: What the FAO isn’t telling you

by Food First July 13, 2016

Changes in the way the FAO measures hunger reduced the estimated number of hungry people and increased the percentage reduction in the number of hungry people.  This article discusses those changes....

Ana Revenga Photo: World Bank
Ana Revenga Photo: World Bank

Ending extreme poverty: an interview with economist Ana Revenga

by Amy Frykholm The Christian Century July 10, 2016

Ana Revenga, senior director of the Poverty and Equity Group at the World Bank, believes that the goal of ending extreme poverty can be achieved....

The fishing boats leave at dawn from the port city of Beira, Mozambique. Photo: ©Guy Oliver/IRIN

One in 10 people may face malnutrition as fish catches decline

by Clare Leschin-Hoar NPR July 7, 2016

Scientists are predicting more than 10 percent of the world's population, a whopping 845 million people, will experience deficiencies in critically important micronutrients including zinc, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and fatty-acids in the coming decades if global fish catches continue to decline....

Joffren Polanco stands beside his almost empty fridge in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Alejandro Cegarra/The Washington Post
Joffren Polanco stands beside his almost empty fridge in Caracas, Venezuela.  Photo: Alejandro Cegarra/The Washington Post

Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle

by Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuñiga Washington Post July 1, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela — In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise...

The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP
The World Food Prize announces its 2016 Laureates: Drs. Maria Andrade, Jan Low and Robert Mwanga helped in providing Vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Sub-Saharan African countries and Dr. Howarth Bouis created a global multi-sector organization, HarvestPlus, which has released biofortified crops in 30 countries worldwide. Photo: WFP

Biofortification pioneers win 2016 World Food Prize for fight against malnutrition

by Hunger Notes June 29, 2016

Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis were announced as the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates during a June 28 ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Three of the 2016 laureates -- Dr. Maria Andrade, Dr. Robert Mwanga and Dr. Jan Low of the International Potato Center (CIP), ...

FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems

by Emile Frison IPES Food June 15, 2016

The report ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’ written by International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food System (IPES-FOOD) was launched at the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity on 2 June 2016. The comprehe...

Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program on June 13, 2016. Photo: CTV
Pope Francis addressed the executive board of the World Food Program.  Photo: CTV

Pope Francis’ speech at World Food Program

by Rome Reports June 13, 2016

Pope Francis addressed the World Food Program with an inspired speech regarding the “goal of zero hunger, denaturalizing poverty, debureaucratizing hunger and the violence of hunger as a weapon of war.”...

The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers

by Heba Aly IRIN News June 2, 2016

What was agreed: Aid financing must be more efficient...

Pope Francis set to visit UN Agency to push fight against hunger

by Ines San Martin cruxnow.com June 1, 2016

By Ines San Martin /Vatican correspondent May 31, 2016 ROME– Pope Francis is set to visit Rome’s World Food Program on ...

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