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.

Libya and UN agency enter pact to boost food security, sustainable development

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Libya have agreed on a $71 million programme to boost cooperation over the next five years to strengthen food security and sustainable development in the country.

Battle against hunger can be won with right policies, says UN report

While the number of hungry people stands at a record 1 billion, the battle against hunger can be won with the right policies, investment and political will, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says in a new report published ahead of next week’s World Summit on Food Security.

Head of UN agency applauds China-Africa forum’s commitment on food security

The head of the United Nations food agency today welcomed the declaration by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation underlining the critical role that investment in food security, agriculture and infrastructure plays in feeding people on the continent.

Ban names senior official to lead efforts to combat growing number of hungry

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition to stem and reverse the mounting number of children, women and men worldwide suffering from chronic hunger.

UN rights expert credits Brazil with major progress on improving access to food

Brazil has made substantial progress in ensuring all its citizens have access to food, but authorities in the South American nation should do more to help the most vulnerable groups, such as the landless and small farmers, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

Revolution to end hunger in developing world on the way, says UN official

An agricultural revolution is about to explode in the developing world, sparked by a $20 billion commitment aimed at boosting efforts to feed the billion people worldwide suffering from chronic hunger, a senior United Nations official said today on the eve of historic high-level talks aimed at detailing the reforms.

Talks between UN and Ivorian officials focus on food security, rural poor

Achieving national food security in Côte d’Ivoire and addressing the needs of the smallholder farmers and the rural poor were among the topics discussed during a visit by the head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that wrapped up today.