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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.

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.

Tossing out food while millions starve ''unacceptable'': Spanish queen

 Queen Letizia of Spain on Friday said throwing away food at a time when more than 800 million people are suffering from starvation is "unacceptable" behaviour, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

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.

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

 Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will represent India at the 39th session of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which will be held in Rome, Italy

Agriculture Minister to participate in FAO conference at Rome

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will represent India at the 39th session of FAO, which will commence on Sunday.

India tops world hunger list with 194 mn people

 India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China, according to United Nations annual hunger report.

UN targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

Number of hungry in world falls below 800 million: UN

 The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

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.

India made progress in fighting child deaths, malnutrition, but short of goals: UN

India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say.

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.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola back global guidelines on land tenure: FAO

PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage company Coca-Cola in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that aim to protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.

'One third of food wasted, costs world economy $750 bn'

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said some 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, with the Asia region including China seen as the worst culprit.

A third of food is wasted; harming climate, biodiversity: FAO

About a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it, says a new FAO report.

Jellyfish `blooms` may endanger fish stocks: UN

Surges in jellyfish populations due to overfishing may be one of the reasons behind the drop in fish stocks observed in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, according to a new UN report.

Global food prices up by 1% in Mar: FAO

FAO has the Food Price Index (FPI) to measure the monthly change in global prices of a basket of food commodities.