3.9 million in South Sudan face extreme hunger: UN
3.9 million in South Sudan face extreme hunger: UN

Extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan as 3.9 million people nationwide face severe food insecurity

India's rice exports may drop by 20% in 2016: FAO

India's rice exports may decline by 20 percent in 2016 due to tight supplies and growing domestic demand, according to the UN body FAO.

$160 needed per person to end world hunger: FAO

A UN body on Friday said only USD 160 (about Rs 10,000) is all that is needed annually per person living in extreme poverty to eradicate world hunger by 2030.

Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO
Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO

 About USD 20 million is needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal so that they can resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity, FAO today said.

Sustaining 4% growth in agri sector a challenge: Singh

Sustaining 4 percent growth in the farm sector is a challenging task though it remains one of the top priorities of the government, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Monday.

Lack of food safety killing 2.2 million every year: Experts

Lack of government policies on food and water safety is causing the death of 2.2 million people, including children, every year across the globe, health experts said on Sunday.

Make food safety a priority: WHO

The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority.

Citizen scientists map global forests

 A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests.

Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

UN urges action to fix 'broken' world food system

The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world on Wednesday to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike.

World food prices fall for sixth straight month in Sept, longest in 15 years: FAO

Bumper harvests and big stockpiles of food are helping to drive world food prices down to the lowest levels for about 15 years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported on Thursday.

UN honours Peruvian project for improving crops
UN honours Peruvian project for improving crops

The UN has honoured the National Agrarian University of Peru for a project that develops hardier, more resistant food crops using radiation-induced mutations.

India not blocking rule-based global trade: PM

In the WTO talks in Geneva in July, India had taken a tough stance on the issue of foodgrain holding and food subsidy after which the US blamed it for failure of the negotiations.

Modi urges FAO to take the lead in protecting interests of poor and farmers at WTO

Modi asserted that India does not stand in the way of a rule-based global trade agreement, but India cannot sacrifice the interests and food security of the poor and the farmers.

India needs to work more to address poverty: FAO

India, the world's second largest wheat and rice grower, needs to make speedier progress towards reducing the number of hungry people, a top official of the UN food agency FAO said Monday.

Fighting in Gaza hits local food production & prices: FAO

The violence in Gaza has brought local food production to a halt as 17,000 hectares of farmland have been damaged substantially forcing farmers and herders to abandon their lands, according to the UN body FAO.

World food prices hit six-month low in July: FAO

FAO raised its outlook for global cereal production by 18 million tonnes to 2.498 billion tonnes.

Half of world`s forest species at risk: UN

Half of the world`s forest species are at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations (UN) warned today, as it called for "urgent action" to manage them better.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

FAO pegs 2014 world food import bill stabilise at $1.29 tln

In 2013, world food import bill was USD 1.28 trillion.