Food Security

The U.N. Needs $434 Million to Respond to the World's Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

U.N. agencies convene Monday in Geneva to request a sum of $434 million to fund a massive emergency response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in …


Gulf crisis broadens definitions of food security

The UAE and Saudi Arabia would deny that they are attempting to starve Qatar into submission with their diplomatic and economic boycott that has …


UAE looking for a technological leap

Cabinet reshuffle announced by Mohammad gives a big push for sciences and advanced skills

Middle East

Outrage after WHO names Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador'

Doctors, medical personnel and donors -who fund much of Zimbabwe’s health services - are outraged that President Robert Mugabe has been named a …


Uganda: Is it still Africa's bread-basket?

Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast …

World News

UAE Implements Ministerial Adjustments in Preparation for Next Stage

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.Dubai – The UAE has reshuffled ministries by introducing four new ministerial posts, merging some functions and sectors …

Middle East

British MPs urge UK government to take action on Gaza

Some 60 British MPs and Peers have signed a letter to the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Alistair Burt, urging him to take …

Middle East

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

<i>Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p><i>In</i> …


'Dig for Brexit' comments reveal the UK government digging a food security hole for itself

According to UK transport secretary Chris Grayling, in the event the UK is unable to agree a trade deal with the European Union it can make up for …


Syrian relief food easier to deliver

As Islamic State militants lose territory in Syria, it's becoming easier for the World Food Program to feed millions of displaced people.

World Food Program

Insects vanishing from Earth at a catastrophic rate, threatening food security

Bees, butterflies, moths and beetles are on the decline in Europe, putting food security at risk.<p>Since the late 1980s, three-quarters of insect life …


Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and …

Indigenous Peoples

How to make Cheesy meatballs in a tomato sauce

MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire's fool-proof recipe is a firm family favourite.<p>"This is a real favourite family dish. I used to cook it when the …


Policy interventions essential to optimise South Africa’s agricultural output

<i>By Wessel Lemmer | Senior Agricultural Economist at Absa</i><p>Medium-term budget should address some of the sector’s challenges to ensure food security<p>The …


UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report 'at request of Burma'

The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the persecuted Muslim population.<p>A July assessment by the World Food Programme (WFP) warning that more than …

India News

Joint Turkish-EU project reaches 1 million migrants in first year

A joint Turkish-European Union project has reached out to 1 million migrants in the first year of its implementation as Ankara and Brussels hailed …


The Myanmar Government Demanded a U.N. Report on Its Food Crisis Be Taken Down

The United Nations report estimated some 80,000 children aged five and under to be at risk of dying as a result of the country's food crisis.

Rakhine State

World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Around the globe, about 815 million people – 11 percent of the world’s population – went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United …


The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan

Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single meal<p>The world’s poorest pay more than a day’s wages for a single plate of food, according to a report from the World Food Programme, which reveals …

World Food Program

UN report on Rohingya hunger is shelved at Myanmar's request

Exclusive: Document warned of spiralling food crisis among Rohingya population<p>The United Nations food aid agency withdrew a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the persecuted Rohingya population after the Myanmar government demanded it be taken down, the Guardian has learned.<p>The July …

World Food Program

Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin's perspective on food changed with World Food Program trip

Natalie Coughlin is used to thinking of food as fuel -- fuel for swimming. Her experiences in Uganda, as a Zero Hunger ambassador, have dramatically …

Natalie Coughlin

Fight hunger while you play mobile games this week

You can help get food to children in need this week, and maybe even have fun at the same time.<p>In honor of World Food Day, which raises awareness …


Ostrich approach to food security

Lahore - Pakistan remains in a denial mode on the issue of food security as the world marked the day on this pressing global issue on …


Somalia: A broken state leads to hunger

Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government …


Africa:Women Are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

(Photo: NationsThe 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of …


Live video: Vilsack, former ag secretaries discuss food security issues

Five former U.S. secretaries of agriculture are scheduled to discuss issues related to food security at the World Food Prize's Iowa Hunger Summit in …


#WorldFoodDay - Linking Food Security and Migration

#WorldFoodDay - Linking Food Security and MigrationAlmost three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural …


Drought-hit Sri Lankans struggle for work

At 52 years old, with two grown children, Newton Gunathileka thought he should be working less by this point. Instead he has never worked so hard - …

World Food Program

These are the world's most expensive places to buy food

In some parts of the world, a single plate of food can eat up more than an entire day's earnings.<p>That's according to a new joint study by the United Nations' World Food Programme and credit card company Mastercard, which lays bare the real cost of feeding yourself around the world. In some …

News (U.S.)

UN: Number of starving has increased

Hunger levels are surging globally, with crises escalating in Yemen and South Sudan. As we mark World Food Day, DW learns how failing to tackle …