Call for Prioritising Agrifood Sector to Attract Foreign Investment

By Bernhard Schell ABU DHABI | 18 October 2023 (IDN) — Government ministers and enterprises from around the world, participating in the World Investment Forum, have called for agrifood sector to assign a top priority for global investment. The 8th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened the Forum from 16 to 20 […]

Water is life. Nourishing Humanity from the Ancient Past to the Future

A Feature by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) BERLIN | ROME | 15 October 2023 (FAO) — Water is finite but an infinitely valuable natural resource. Without it, there would be no food and no life.   Centuries ago, the inventive nature of humankind spurred farmers to discover ways to irrigate crops, […]

Egypt Working to End Poverty, Hunger by 2027

By UNIC Cairo CAIRO. | 12 October 2023 (IDN) — Egypt has committed to end poverty and hunger by 2027. At the 2023 SDG Summit, Egypt laid out bold, concrete commitments to accelerate its progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDG Summit, convened by the President of the UN General Assembly at […]

India’s Karnataka State Has a New Approach to Feed the Hungry

By Manjushree Naik MANIPAL, India. 21 August 2023 (IDN) — With India facing the prospect of a grain crisis, the state government of Karnataka in southern India has come up with a novel approach to keep to election promises by giving the poor money to buy the grains. The Karnataka Government’s most ambitious programme, Annabhagya […]

Experts Study Ways Out of the Food Crisis in Sahel West Africa

By Jaya Ramachandran PARIS, 19 April 2023 (IDN) — The Sahel and West Africa region is facing a chronic food and nutrition crisis, with 29.5 million people currently needing immediate food and nutrition assistance. This number could reach 42.5 million people by June-August 2023 if appropriate measures are not taken. Furthermore, 107.5 million people currently […]

Thailand: ‘Seeds of Hope’ Aims to Ensure Community Food Security

By Pattama Vilailert KAEN MAKROOD, Thailand (IDN) — With the belief that without seeds, there is no hope of sustaining food security to accommodate the global population, the ‘Seeds of Hope’ (SOH) project in Thailand aims to mobilize the community to be self-reliant in their farming methods and protect themselves from predatory agri-business companies. The […]

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