Food Security

Food Waste, No More—Scientists Have Figured Out A New Use For Orange Peels

Citrus peels, especially from oranges, are among the most common items in the world of food waste. Orange juice, orange concentrate, orange …

Food Waste

Devastating drought and famine leaves Somaliland in 'a kind of nightmare'

The famine has seen 60%-85% of the area's livestock dead.<p>Alongside Yemen, swathes of South Sudan and Nigeria, Somaliland is on the brink of famine as …

Africa

Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India

The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanization is posing new challenges to progress, according to a new report. And India is particularly vulnerable because it faces an additional twin burden of …

Urbanization

Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It's Happening

A plane flies over a field in South Sudan. Out of the sky drops a cascade of pallets, sacks or boxes filled with emergency food supplies that, once they reach the ground, can make the difference between sustenance and starvation.<p>It can make for quite a show: Unlike ordinary truck or barge …

Africa

Uganda declares armyworm outbreak as pest spreads in the region

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation fears for food security as species moves across African countries.<p>Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of …

Africa

Armyworms ravage Ugandan maize, raising fears for drought-hit region

By Elias Biryabarema<p>(Reuters) - Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have started spreading across Uganda, authorities said on Friday, raising fears for the surrounding East Africa region already devastated by drought.<p>The pests have appeared in about 20 districts in mostly central and …

Africa

Commission: Technology will make farming more transparent to consumers

Technologies can enhance “transparent farming” and, as a result, better inform European consumers about the food they eat, a European Commission …

Agriculture

How drought-resistant seeds are giving hope to farmers in hunger-stricken Mozambique

IBTimes UK visits Tete province, where communities have been impacted by El Nino-linked drought.<p>When impoverished communities who live on …

Agriculture

‘Rice-import delay threatens food security’

The National Food Authority (NFA) said on Thursday the government must import rice soon to replenish the food agency’s thinning stockpiles, and …

Agriculture

These potato chips are made entirely from rejected “ugly” spuds, and we seriously love that it’s combating food waste

Pennsylvania snack manufacturer Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips has a new product that is impacting local farmers and food waste. Uglies, a line of potato …

Agriculture

5 Things To Know About Water Consumption for World Water Day

World Water Day, held every March 22, is taking place around the world on Wednesday, aiming at attracting attention to the water crisis with this …

Water

Canada suspends meat imports from 2 Brazil plants in food scandal

Investigators allege producers sold rotten meat and paid officials to turn a blind eye<p>The Canadian government has suspended imports from two …

Meat

The UN's WFP Uses the Blockchain to Feed Hungry Families

The World Food Programme (WFP) is utilizing the Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance to the world’s hungriest families, demonstrating …

World Food Program

Climate Change, Water Security, and U.S. National Security

Download the PDF here.<p>The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have raised serious concerns about the new administration’s understanding of …

Climate Change

China’s surface ozone pollution damaging rice yields, threatens global food security | Reuters.com

Researchers find that high levels of surface ozone, a type of pollution, is damaging rice yields in China, and if left unchecked could threaten global food security. Ben Gruber has more.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>STORY: A new study paints an alarming picture for the future of the rice …

Agriculture

Charity: Half a billion people have no clean drinking water

Tens of millions of people across the world, mostly in rural areas, lack clean water, the charity WaterAid says. Mainly poor countries are affected, but some major economies also have a problem.<p>Hundreds of millions of people across the world are being forced to live without access to clean water …

Water

Your future food will be grown with waste water

In an increasingly water-scarce world, there is no doubt that recycling water we’ve already used has to become normal. Part of that will inevitably …

Water

Somalia food crisis: Has al-Shabab adopted new approach to food aid?

<b>Somalia's al-Shabab militants have been distributing food to drought-stricken Somalis in what appears to be a bid to win public support.</b><p>A similar initiative by the militants during the last famine in 2011 failed to boost their image. Not only did the UN blame al-Shabab for contributing to the 2011 …

Africa

New program aims to curb $5 billion of food wasted annually in Israel

The Agriculture Ministry has developed a program to help stem the estimated 18 billion shekels ($5 billion) of food that is wasted annually.<p>This …

Agriculture

Japanese innovation serves sustainability

Daleen Hassan, Euronews: _Japan is drawing on its experience and knowhow to try and meet the sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations for 2030.<p>“This edition of Spotlight looks at how Japanese innovation serves sustainability.<p>“Faced with an aging, diminishing pool of skilled …

Innovation

How Climate Change Threatens Progress To Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Water

<i>A woman and her child on their way to collect clean water in the village of Nerculo, Niassa, Mozambique. WaterAid/ Panos/ Adam Patterson</i><p><b>World Water Day gives us a moment in the year to reflect on something we all take for granted - from the first glass of water in the morning, until the last splash</b> …

Agriculture

Cholera threatens millions in drought-hit east Africa as famine looms

UK charities warn millions of people, already facing hunger, are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases.<p>Fears of a cholera outbreak in …

Africa

The face of famine

Magnum documentary photographer Mustafa Saeed spent eight days travelling across in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland with charity Save the Children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.<p>Thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their …

Africa

Why Coca Leaf, Not Coffee, May Always Be Colombia's Favourite Cash Crop

Iban de Rementeria, <i>Universidad Central de Chile</i><p>Colombia’s current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main dilemma is this: what to do with rural regions which have specialised in producing coca leaf, the …

Agriculture

This programme has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it

Former senator Bob Dole, a pillar of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of President Trump during his campaign, has accused the president …

Africa

Aid still ‘responds to rather than prevents’ food crises in Africa

Africa is facing a severe food crisis affecting up to 60 million people. Christina Bennet, an international aid analyst, says the current aid system is not working and the focus needs to move from response to prevention.<p><i>DW: Eastern and southern Africa are grappling with a severe food crisis</i> …

Africa

Off The Pulse — India Farmers Switch Crops As Lentil Prices Plunge

Millions of Indian farmers look set to switch from growing pulses and oilseeds after a government campaign to boost output became a victim of its own …

Agriculture

Why freeze-dried dust could help reduce how much food we waste

FoPo is solving the problem of food waste by converting fruit into powders<p>More than 30 per cent of all edible produce never makes it to our supermarket shelves, due to "aesthetic rejection" - being ugly - or ripening at an inconvenient time (WIRED 03.16).<p>9 startups helping to save 1.3 billion …

Agriculture

Food Security Analysis

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

Agriculture

Hunger kills at least 26 in Somalia's Jubbaland region

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 26 people died from hunger in the semi-autonomous Jubbaland region of southern Somalia in just a day an a half, federal government radio said on its website.<p>Somalia, like other countries in the region, is facing a devastating drought that has killed livestock, cut …

Environment