Development
Food
New York, June 22(Just Earth News): While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million on Wednesday – the highest level of food insecurity the young nation has ever experienced, according to the United Nations. more
Bees, hens and greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq – UN agriculture agency

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): Thousands of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian refugee families affected by conflict in northern Iraq aim to profit from new livelihood ventures of the United N ...

'BRICS' countries well place to help lead global hunger eradication charge – UN agency

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): As the clock ticks towards the 2030 deadline for meeting global goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, the United Nations agriculture agency on Friday ass ...

UN agencies explore nuclear applications to combat food fraud and contamination

New York, June 10(Just Earth News): Through a joint project, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are exploring mobile ...

Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency

New York, June 10(Just Earth News): Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry ins some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some reg ...

Rising shipping costs set to lift the global food import bill to more than $1.3 trillion – UN agency

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): Despite balanced global food commodity markets, shipping costs and import volumes will lift worldwide import costs to over $1.3 trillion this year, accordi ...

UN agricultural agency links food security and climate change in new guidelines

New York, May 13(Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency on Friday unveiled guidelines to help Governments balance the needs of farming and climate change when making decisi ...

Worsening food insecurity forcing more people to migrate, finds new UN report

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration – where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the fo ...

Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity – UN study

New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): Undernutrition and obesity are the two sides of malnutrition, and together they contributed to the loss of billions of dollars for economies in Latin Ameri ...

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the Unite ...