food security

UN data reveals huge disparities in cost of a hot meal; the poor are likely to pay far more than the rich

A simple bowl of food in Malawi is much more expensive than that same meal in Davos, Switzerland, once adjustments have been made to take into account one’s average daily income, research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed.

In December alone, UN food relief agency assists one million people in northeast Nigeria

In December, the United Nations food aid agency has delivered food or cash to more than a million people in conflict-affected zones in northeast Nigeria, meaning that over half of those in need of urgent humanitarian assistance have now been reached.

Healthy soil “enables” life on earth and mitigates climate change

Healthy soil “enables” life on earth and is one of the biggest bulwarks against climate change, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Rehabilitating drylands key to global food security, according to new UN report

A new report released today by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals that drylands, which cover some 40 per cent of the earth’s land surface, are critical in order to buffer the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation, and drought.

'An entire generation could be crippled by hunger' in Yemen – UN food relief agency

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is increasingly concerned about deteriorating food security and growing rates of child malnutrition in war-plagued Yemen, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.

UN agriculture agency stresses role of trade in food security and climate change adaptation

Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers, the United Nations agriculture agency said today.

Sustainable livelihoods bring not only food security but dignity, for refugees – UN chief

Underscoring that millions of refugees around the world face food insecurity and the risk of malnutrition, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for stronger response to ensure that refugees are able to meet their food and nutrition needs.

Global food prices down slightly in July – UN agency

The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and land use in the world’s drylands, and the findings could be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and help fight climate change.

Chad: Two million people face hunger in Sahelian belt, UN agency warns

About two million people, or half the population, in the Sahelian belt of Chad face hunger and more than a quarter of them are in severe need of external assistance to meet their minimum daily food needs, the United Nations food relief agency said today.