food security

Land degradation among China’s food supply challenges, says UN expert

While China has made great economic and social progress in recent years, land degradation and the widening income gap between rural and urban are posing challenges to ensuring the right to food for its population, says an independent United Nations human rights expert.

Fighting global hunger tops agenda at high-level UN talks in Rome

Meeting against the backdrop of recent increases in food prices, delegates have gathered in Rome today for United Nations-led talks focusing on issues such as land tenure, international investment in agriculture and food security during crises.

Ban reiterates UN commitment to ensure food security at time of global crisis

With the global economic downturn causing the “disastrous combination” of high food prices and reduced buying power, leaving hundreds of millions more people unable to feed themselves or their families, the United Nations today reiterated its commitment to work with regional bodies to ensure food security.