Global hunger is on the rise for the third year in a row and reached an “alarming” ten-year high in 2017, according to the UN’s annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report published yesterday. One in...
The far reaching consequences of a local conflict
The sustainability of the global food system - an issue of global, multisectoral proportions that engages individual responsibility - was discussed yesterday by a diverse panel of policy makers, business and NGO leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Nearly 19 million people are threatened by a food crisis in the Sahel region, but only about 50% of the consolidated fundraising appeal has been fulfilled. Canada steps up with a donation matching commitment and an initial $10 million boost to help support humanitarian efforts in the region.
New data from the World Bank points to a disturbing trend in global food prices.
The report found that one billion people are already undernourished across the globe, pointing to recent food crises as evidence of the need for a “radically new economic strategy.”
The Food and Agriculture Organization says food prices in 2011 are set to reach 2008 levels, or worse.
On Feb. 18, 2010, what has been referred to as a “textbook coup” took place in Niger. President Mamadou Tandja – who had been in power for more than a decade, was widely criticized for his poor management of a chronic food crisis in his country and for his lack of transparency – was ousted by Major Salou Djibo.