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U.N. struggling to deliver food aid in South Sudan as rains cut off vast areas

KATDALOK, South Sudan (Reuters) - The U.N. World Food Programme has been forced to carry out air drops of food aid across South Sudan as the rainy season makes about 70 percent of the country inaccessible, a regional head of logistics for WFP said on Monday.<p>People watch as a plane air drops U.N's …

Rebooting food: Finding new ways to feed the future

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit.<p>Welcome to the brave new world of food, where scientists are battling a global time-bomb of climate change, water scarcity, population …

5-Point Plan to Make Buhari's Council On Food Security a Success

If a person is food secure it typically means that sufficient quality food is available, they have enough resources to buy food for a nutritious diet …

Reforming U.S. Food Aid Can Feed Millions More at the Same Cost

Outdated requirements meant to help American companies are needlessly wasting money.<p>The U.S. has done more than any other nation to help the hungry …

UN adopts measure linking conflict to hunger and starvation

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that for the first time recognizes the link between conflict and hunger and strongly condemns the use of starvation as a method of warfare.<p>The resolution calls on all parties to conflict to comply with international humanitarian …

First ever National Food Security Policy launched - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (APP):Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Tuesday launched the first ever National Food …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

NEW YORK – In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot the food system.<p>The younger Musk is the co-founder of …

Urban Agriculture

Combining Solar Panels With Agriculture Makes Land More Productive

<b>Published on</b> November 24th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 24th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar panels are wonderful things, but they do take up a lot of …

Solar Panels

Our Nutrition, Our Future

Improving nutrition among adolescents has the potential to improve the lives and futures of a generation.<p>And particularly for girls, it can help to …

Teens

This company wants to build a giant indoor farm next to every major city in the world

Vertical farming may finally be growing up.<p>For as long as I can remember, people have been hyping vertical farming — growing crops indoors, using vertical space to intensify production.<p>Its virtues, relative to conventional agriculture, have long been clear. Indoors, the climate can be controlled …

The UN is using ethereum’s technology to fund food for thousands of refugees

Cancún, Mexico<p>The United Nations agency in charge of food aid—often billed as the largest aid organization in the world—is betting that an ethereum-based blockchain technology could be the key to delivering aid efficiently to refugees while slashing the costs of doing so.<p>The agency, known as the …

A new Jeff Bezos-backed warehouse farm will grow enough produce to feed over 180,000 people per year

Following a $200 million investment this summer — the largest agriculture-tech funding round in history — vertical farming startup Plenty is expanding beyond its Bay Area roots.<p>The company is opening a second farm in the greater Seattle area, Plenty CEO Matt Barnard told Business Insider. Located …

Aquaponics

Why the next Tesla should take on agriculture

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>There's a strong business case for climate action …

Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Bank calls for water to be treated as valuable resource as study into impact details lack of water’s devastating lifelong scars on children<p>The food produce destroyed by droughts would be enough to feed a country with a population the size of Germany’s every day for a year, the World Bank has …

'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century

UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress<p>The number of hungry people in the world has increased for the first time since the turn of the century, sparking concern that conflict and …

World food insecurity: moving in the wrong direction

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has just released its annual report on food security, country-by-country.After years of decline, the new …

Agriculture

Private sector distribution system is missing link in food security

CLOSE<p>Ken Quinn traveled the world as both a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and president of the World Food Prize.<p>The World …

Hot and Hungry Cities: The Future of Urban Food Wars

This content can be unlocked by signing up for The Cipher Brief Basic Membership.<p>If you are already a member, please sign in here.<p>If you are …

Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’

Britain’s food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU. What will happen to those workers after Brexit? And how will it change the industry?<p>On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a West Sussex soft fruit farm, …

Food Security Analysis

Food Security Analysis (FSA) activities are challenging and sophisticated exercises, which are often carried out in difficult conditions after …

Guides: Food Security

Welcome<p>Welcome to the subject guide for Food Security! Here you will find resources for your study of food security, including dictionaries, article …

Online Life

‘Cassava a Magic Plant for Food Security, Jobs’

Liberians must come to appreciate that cassava is an economic development produce that with value addition can create employment and address food …

Food security: how drought and rising prices led to conflict in Syria

In 2015 the Welsh singer and activist Charlotte Church was widely ridiculed in the right-wing press and on social media for saying on BBC Question …

No one-size-fits-all solution: Food security looks very different depending on where you are sitting

<b>(esolla via Shutterstock)</b><p>The only definite is that the West needs to learn to consume — and waste — less<p>Rachel Norman<p>January 28, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>In 1974, the World Food Conference declared that: “Every man, woman and child has the …

Agriculture

UN forced to cut food rations to 1.4 million refugees after rich states delay payment

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to cut food rations to 1.4 million people because the world’s richest countries have delayed paying …

4 Possible Futures For The Global Food System

How can it change so more people are fed nutritiously and sustainably in the future? That’s the subject of a new report from Monitor Deloitte, the …

Sustainability

In Africa, Investing in Farming Pays Dividends Across Society

Last month, the United Nations called for $204 million in funding to address what The Associated Press called “Africa’s food security crisis.” …

Agriculture

Global Food Security Symposium 2017

Agriculture

Water-energy-food: can leaders at Davos solve this global conundrum? | Dominic Waughray

Producing electricity from coal, gas and oil is a surprisingly thirsty business. The United States needs around 731,920 million litres a day (161,000m gallons) to produce and burn the nearly 900m tonnes of coal it uses each year to generate just a third of the nation’s electricity.<p>In India, plans …

Fossil Fuels