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Hunger must go
Dec 22, 2011 The recent alarm over the financial implications of India’s Food Security Bill should give way to informed debate about how it can improve people’s lives and eradicate hunger, writes food security and poverty expert Jean Dreze.
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How women are helping feed the world
Mar 09, 2012 On the International Women’s Day we take a close look at how women are leading the global fight against hunger despite overwhelming odds.
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Comments on Facebook, Twitter sought to fight hunger
Oct 18, 2012 Realising the increasing importance of social media, the United Nations has sought comments over Facebook and Twitter to sharpen its campaign against hunger.
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India's Hunger Index rank way lower than China, Pak
Oct 12, 2010 India is ranked way beneath its neighbours China and Pakistan in a recent global hunger index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute that rated countries on key indicators like child malnourishment, child mortality and calorie deficiency. The report also recommends nutrition interventions in high-priority countries and regions.
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United States: Food insecurity highest in 15 years
Nov 17, 2010 A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that food insecurity levels in the country were highest in 2009. According to the report, participation in federal anti-hunger initiatives increased over the past year. About 14.7 % of Americans had difficulty feeding one or more of their family members due to a lack of financial resources.
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Food Insecurity: Indonesia struggles with hunger
Dec 20, 2010 Indonesia’s Kiupang province is struggling with malnutrition and hunger especially among children, despite the general availability of food. This ‘hunger paradox’ is mainly attributed to unhealthy feeding practices, low levels of education and untrained health workers .
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Small-scale approaches to agriculture key to alleviating world hunger
Jan 15, 2011 A report by the US-based Worldwatch Institute confirmed that small-scale agriculture initiatives in developed and developing countries alike are the key to alleviating world hunger and combating climate change. The report calls for a shift in attention from industrial, emissions-based agriculture to towards local food projects that are environmentally sustainable.
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UN in funding crisis, warns of shortfall in fight against hunger
Jan 18, 2011 UN’s frontline agency against hunger, World Food Programme has warned of insufficient funds to fight global hunger. With hunger being on the rise since the 2008 financial and food crises, WFP is nearly $3 billion short this year. The gap is expected to increase looking at the current food price rise.
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Millions die of hunger while banks, traders bet on food
Jan 26, 2011 Experts say that it is not poor harvests or climate change but speculation, which has resulted in spiking food prices. Futures markets and banks have held millions of lives at ransom while they engage in making profits.
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Land grab may usher a state of oppressive global hunger
Feb 01, 2011 Land grabbing is an integral part of global power struggle for food security, warn experts. The focus of land grab has now shifted from Africa to South East Asia as well as Latin America. If land grabbing remains unchecked, global hunger can reach oppressive levels.
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Oxfam calls for speedy food aid in times of crisis
Mar 03, 2011 On the eve of the formulation of a new agreement for Food Aid Convention, comprising major food aid donors, Oxfam calls for radical changes in its paradigm. Oxfam urged the Convention to address the need for cash and food in times of crisis through more predictable, timely and appropriate provision of aid.
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Gender equality in agriculture could reduce world hunger, declares FAO
Mar 08, 2011 The UN food agency said in its report, that giving women better access to land, technology and other agricultural resources could reduce the number of hungry people by up to 150 million. FAO urged nations to eliminate discrimination under law and formulate policies that promote gender equality and equal access to agricultural resources.
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Food prices to double by 2030: Oxfam
May 31, 2011 Staple food prices will be more than double in the next 20 years, warns Oxfam. Urgent action is required to capture the trend as rising food prices have already pushed millions of people into extreme poverty.
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Tool predicts food price volatility
Jul 07, 2011 As the world food prices continue to soar, an early warning tool has been developed to measure food price volatility. The tool will help policymakers make better informed decisions regarding purchasing and releasing of food stocks during emergency to reduce global food crisis.
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Summit to aid Somali drought victims
Aug 02, 2011 The African Union has announced a summit bringing together heads of various African states and international donors to pledge support for Somalia drought victims.
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Somalia receives critical UN aid
Aug 09, 2011 For the first time since insurgents left, United Nations has dropped food and medicine aid into famine struck Mogadishu city of Somalia. Global partners have come forward to arrest child mortality, malnutrition and hunger which have claimed thousands of lives in the country.
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Eritrea's secret hunger crisis
Sep 05, 2011 Despite government denials, mounting evidence shows that up to two-thirds of Eritrea's population may be facing hunger. Low food production and lack of humanitarian access to this closed nation is causing food shortages like elsewhere in the Horn of Africa.
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Somalia famine spreads to sixth region: UN
Sep 06, 2011 Despite huge aid relief, hundreds of people die everyday out of hunger as famine spreads to Bay region in Southern Somalia, says the United Nations. The malnourished population is more vulnerable to diseases that may accentuate the death rates in coming monsoon season.
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More than a billion people undernourished worldwide
Sep 26, 2011 This year's World Disaster Report says rising food prices, impacts of climate change and an increasing population have contributed to food shortages resulting in millions of children with stunted growth and at least a billion undernourished people.
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Online game to fight world hunger
Sep 30, 2011 An online game that fights global hunger is now also available for French and Italian speakers. The word-game donates money to the United Nations World Food Programme through sponsored advertising.
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Gates to urge G20 nations to aid poor countries
Oct 25, 2011 In an upcoming G20 Summit in France, Bill Gates will urge the international community to meet health and agriculture aid commitments in developing countries to help fight malnutrition and hunger across the world.
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Dwindling aid to deepen North Korea's hunger crisis
Dec 23, 2011 North Koreans would die from malnutrition within months unless food aid is stepped up in the region recovering from a devastating famine, humanitarian groups warn.
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UN launches initiative to achieve ‘zero hunger’ in Asia
Apr 30, 2013 The United Nations has launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to work together to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.
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One third of global food produce is wasted: report
Oct 17, 2012 A UN report has warned ecological foundations that support food security, including biodiversity, are being undermined.
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Despite growth, hunger haunts South Asia
Oct 12, 2012 The International Food Policy Research Institute’s report on the Global Hunger Index is particularly scathing of South Asia where economic growth has served little to ameliorate the lot of its underweight children.
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Cooperatives crucial allies in fight against hunger: FAO
Nov 02, 2012 Small-scale food producers can gain access to local and global markets with the help of cooperatives, says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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Rice of the future gets a financial boost
Nov 06, 2012 Researchers at the International Rice Research Institute are working to incorporate a natural energy booster into rice, thus creating a plant that uses its resources more efficiently.
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Football teams to play against hunger in Asian Champions League
Sep 18, 2012 Asian football clubs competing in this year’s top continental competition will not only be scoring goals for glory but also against hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
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South Asia: Heading for a hungry future
Jan 09, 2013 A series of reports point out that the consequences of food scarcity caused by climate change could be devastating for South Asia.
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Bangladesh: Community-based approach to eradicate acute under-five malnutrition
Dec 21, 2010 NGO Médecins Sans Frontières has initiated a pilot programme in Bangladesh to drastically reduce acute malnutrition among children under the age of five. Health promoters visit homes to identify severely malnourished children and offer cooking demonstrations emphasizing on food hygiene to mothers.
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