Category: Food Insecurity

Conflicts and extreme climate change threatens access to food in 39 countries – UN agriculture report

Unrelenting conflict and rapid climate change is continuing to reshape agriculture across the world, and contributing to major food shortages across 39 countries, which continue to rely on help from the United Nations to meet their food needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, spelled […]

New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger

The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry. According to the latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, nearly 60 million […]

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

  United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger. According to estimates, about five million people in northern Senegal, southern Mauritania and parts of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and […]

Dry, hot weather likely to reduce harvests in southern Africa, UN warns

Southern Africa’s water sources and crops are under serious pressure as a long dry spell and high temperatures have taken hold in the region, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, warning that after record maize production in 2017, food shortages are set to worsen this year. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that while cereal […]