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Mexico says it does not expect food crisis


September 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico will not face a food crisis in the short term, but there are risks in the world environment of price rises, droughts and economic ... Read more...

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World must remain vigilant against food price hikes: UN


September 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) The UN has reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek ... Read more...

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India offers food aid to Yemen


July 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With a crippling food storage hitting the Arab world's poorest state, India Monday extended humanitarian assistance to Yemen."India and Yemen have traditionally enjoyed close relations. ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop, but remain relatively high: UN


May 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that global food prices have dropped three points from March to April of this year, yet still ... Read more...

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World Bank wants effective social safety nets


April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food ... Read more...

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Food crisis looms in Africa’s Sahel region


January 31st, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Humanitarian agencies attending the 18th African Union summit here in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have warned that at least 11 million people in Africa's ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicide could trigger food crisis: Biman Bose


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Urging the West Bengal government to take proper steps to stop the ongoing suicides of the farmers, Left Front chairman Biman Bose Saturday expressed fear ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Zidane to play for Africa famine relief


September 27th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers protest direct cash transfers


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Around 1,200 slum-dwellers gathered Monday near the Income Tax Office here to protest against the Delhi government's proposed move to dismantle the fair price ration ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis to be evacuated from Libya


August 27th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladeshi nationals living in the Libyan capital Tripoli are to be evacuated from the troubled country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).A group of Bangladeshis ... Read more...

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China offers $16 mn to UN food agency for Somalia


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China has donated $16 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support its famine-relief operations in Somalia, the WFP said.The donation will be directly ... Read more...

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UAE medical team reaches out to famine victims


August 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A UAE medical mission has arrived to inspect health condition of thousands of refugees who walked long distances to reach scattered camps at Dadaab area on ... Read more...

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Improve people’s condition for peace: Gilani


August 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that terrorism cannot be eradicated unless people's living conditions are improved.Gilani said the world cannot enjoy enduring peace ... Read more...

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Spain increases aid to Africa


August 12th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS/EFE) Spain has increased by almost 6 million euros ($8.5 million) the emergency aid it is allocating to help ameliorate the food crisis in the Horn of ... Read more...

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McGregor to take part in charity yacht race


August 8th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is set to take part in a sailing race for charity.The "Trainspotting" star will hop onboard a yacht with sailor Alex Thomson for ... Read more...

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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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World food prices may remain high next year: FAO


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 8 (IANS/WAM) The world food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, said a UN report Wednesday, citing ... Read more...

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UN: World food prices to remain high into 2012


June 7th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- World food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to a recently released report by the United Nations ... Read more...

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Mulayam criticises action against Ramdev


June 6th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 6 (IANS) Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday criticised the post-midnight raid at Delhi's Ramlila Ground to evict Baba Ramdev and his supporters, but was evasive about ... Read more...

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Thousands at risk of going hungry: Guatemalan government


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 20 (IANS/EFE) The Guatemalan government Tuesday declared a "nutritional risk alert" to avoid a food crisis in the country's poorest areas where thousands of people don't have ... Read more...

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Rising food prices pose global threat: World Bank president


April 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): World Bank president Robert Zoellick has warned that rising food prices have pushed the world's poor countries to "one shock away from a full-blown crisis."He said skyrocketing food ... Read more...

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India to set up 15 mega food parks


March 28th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Indian government has approved funds for establishing 15 mega food parks across the country, an official said Monday.Speaking at the two-day Food Forum 2011, Food ... Read more...

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Dr. Vladimir Mironov wants to grow meat in labs


February 1st, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A scientist is determined to come up with something that most US agencies are running away from.Dr. Vladimir Mironov aims to grow meat in the lab. ... Read more...

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Experts rejected study that say microcredit helped Bangladeshi families raise their incomes


January 28th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan 28 (ANI): Experts have rejected a US-based Microcredit Summit Campaign study that claims that work by the Grameen Bank and other institutions involved with microcredit, helped many Bangladeshi families to ... Read more...

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Farm technology should be safe and affordable, say experts


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With a growing population, stagnating farm production and decreasing arable land and water, there is urgent need for safe and affordable technological intervention in agriculture, an expert panel ... Read more...

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Eating ‘nutritious’ bugs may ease world’s food crisis: Dutch scientist


December 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): How about having bugs on your dinner plate? Well, it may sound disgusting but the world's food crisis could be eased if Westerners included insects in their diet ... Read more...

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Thousands of tribals starving in Mizoram, claims NGO


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 4,000 Chakma tribal people in Mizoram have been starving for the past few weeks, a non-governmental organisation said Thursday."Over 800 Chakma tribal families comprising over 4,000 men, ... Read more...

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Community Food Hub To Prevent Food Crisis


November 19th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the prices of any kind of food product soaring up so high all over the world, its high time that some serious thought be imparted ... Read more...

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Jointly fight food crisis, terrorism: Meira Kumar


October 26th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday said a regional cooperation framework was a must to deal with challenges of food security, terrorism and Maoism."It is only with ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Punjab to assess paddy damage


October 26th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) A high-level central team will visit Punjab Tuesday for an on-the-spot assessment of damage caused to paddy crop due to inclement weather.This follows a communication from Chief ... Read more...

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Badal asks PM to relax paddy procurement norms


October 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday warned the central government that the state farmers' resentment might erupt into anger if the quality specifications of paddy were ... Read more...

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Rapid urbanisation leading to shrinking of Kashmir’s agriculture land


September 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Sep. 30 (ANI): The rapid increase in urbanisation and allied infrastructure development activities are causing a shrinking of agricultural land in the Kashmir Valley.Farmers fear that this growing trend ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces major hunger crisis: NGO


September 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 19 (ANI): The world's leading independent NGO for kids - Save the Children- has warned that Pakistan faces a major hunger crisis, as the number of acutely malnourished children is ... Read more...

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UAE sends 500 tonnes food aid to Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 500 tonnes of food to Somalia as part of its humanitarian assistance to the poverty-stricken country during the holy month ... Read more...

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Manipur faces food crisis as Nagas start blockade


August 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) The northeastern state of Manipur is staring at an acute scarcity of essentials and fuel with tribal Naga groups enforcing a 25-day economic blockade and accusing New ... Read more...

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