South Sudan food crisis worst in the world: UN

South Sudan`s food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council has said as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of desperately-needed aid.

Sukhbir Singh Badal warns of food crisis if power plants don`t get coal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.

GJM`s shutdown fallout: Darjeeling Buddhist monks facing food crisis

Around 12,000 Buddhist monks and students living in pagodas and monasteries of northern West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills face an impending food crisis.

UN food agency officials call for hunger elimination by 2025

Officials of the United Nations food agencies called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the center of the international agenda for African development, and hunger to be eliminated by 2025.

Food crisis: A disaster in waiting?

With the world`s population expected to grow from around seven billion today to more than nine billion in 2050 – an increase of nearly one-third – there will certainly be a lot more stomachs to fill.

Climate set to worsen food crisis: Oxfam

In 2010, a heatwave in Russia and Ukraine sparked a rise of 60 to 80% cent in global wheat prices.

North Korea heads for new food crisis: UN

UN says North needs 3.5 million tons of cereals a year to feed its population.

`Mozambique must tackle broad food crisis`

Graca Machel says she will press Mozambique govt to improve food production.

Scientists crack through wheat`s genetic code

It may help making more robust and plentiful crop breeds to meet the threat of global food shortages.

`India can be agricultural superpower`

India can become an agricultural superpower and the proposed food security bill is coming at the right time as it has the potential to prevent a backlash from people, says the chief of India`s largest farming cooperatives.

India, China to drive global milk intake: Report

Driven by high growth in India and China, coupled with increasing household incomes, the global diary output is expected to touch 281bn litres by 2012.

FAO Summit ends in disappointment

The three-day World Food Summit organised by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome ended without nations making any specific pledges to help the world`s poorest farmers.

Govt may have to import rice this year: Pranab

Expecting a 14-15 million shortfall in paddy production and procurement this year, India may import rice to shore up its stocks, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.

Pranab blames inefficient farm market for food price spike

As the prices of food items soar, the government on Monday said that the farm market is imperfect as it neither provides remunerative prices to the farmers nor fair prices to customers.

UN chief to link food, global warming at FAO summit

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will prod world leaders to step up the fight against global warming and hunger when he attends the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation summit in Rome next week, a spokesperson said.

Food prices to decline after winter crop: Sharad Pawar

Food prices will decline after the rabi crop as production of wheat, rice, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane during the winter is expected to be higher than in drought-hit kharif season, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.

“No immediate respite from high food prices”

It is highly unlikely that soaring food prices will be back at reasonable levels in near future, says Pawar.

Haryana announces country`s highest ever sugarcane price

Haryana has announced the highest
ever sugarcane prices for its farmers for the season 2009-10
and 2010-11 (October-September).

UN food agency says 200 million more people hungry

Most of the developing world is paying more for food despite drops in commodity market prices during the global economic slowdown, the UN World Food Program said on Monday.

Rice production may slump by 16 million tonnes this season: FM

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has apprehended that rice production this year could be 16 million tonnes below the 2008-09 level due to twin-impact of drought and floods.

Serious food crisis stares flood-hit Andhra Pradesh

A grave food crisis stares Andhra
Pradesh -- known as the country`s rice bowl -- as its farmers
suffered a double blow this Kharif season.

Global food output needs to be hiked by 2050: FAO

The global food production must shoot up by 70% to be able to feed an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050, the FAO said today.

Food Crisis – disaster in the making

Peter Carey once wrote a story situated in a nameless dystopia apparently far in the future where groups clash over resources.

Food Crisis – disaster in the making

Peter Carey once wrote a story situated in a nameless dystopia apparently far in the future where groups clash over resources.

Govt not to tighten monetary policy

The govt opposes tighter monetary policy to curb rising food prices as this would hit economic growth.

`Drought situation not as alarming as initially seemed`

Finance Minister Pranab Mukerhjee
on Monday said drought situation is not as alarming as it
initially appeared because the recent rainfall has improved
the farm sector prospects.

Majority of Indian children suffer from malnutrition: Study

Despite India`s recent economic boom, at least 46% of its children up to the age of 3 still suffer from malnutrition making the country home to a third of the world`s malnourished children, a study said Thursday.

Why India is paying heavily for food

The concluding years of this decade will be remembered in history as those of suffering and awakening.

Why India is paying heavily for food

The concluding years of this decade will be remembered in history as those of suffering and awakening.

Food-starved Guatemala declares public calamity

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom declared "a state of public calamity" late Tuesday to help mobilize funds and resources to confront a food shortage that will affect thousands of families.