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 […]

Urban Dwellers in Southern Africa Turn to Backyard Farming

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Zimbabwe (IDN) — At unoccupied swathes of land behind houses in Bloomingdale, a medium-income suburb in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, numerous maize fields and vegetable gardens have emerged as urban dwellers enduring economic hardships switch to backyard farming. Zambia, despite emerging from an economic crisis during former President Edgar Lungu’s reign […]

UN Agencies Help Enhance Food Safety and International Trade in 14 Countries

By Joanne Burge, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication VIENNA (IDN | IAEA) — Animal diseases and crop pests can badly affect food supply and economies. Managing these problems can result in farming practices that involve the use of chemicals, which can lead to another problem: unsafe levels of chemical residues and contaminants in […]

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