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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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Italy to send emergency aid to Horn of Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy will send 30 tonnes of emergency aid to the Horn of Africa region to help deal with the drought and famine situation there, the foreign ... Read more...

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Brazilian economist new chief of UN food agency


June 27th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 26 (IANS) Former Brazilian food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva was elected Sunday as the new director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Xinhua ... Read more...

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UAE’s Sheikha Fatima named UN goodwill ambassador


October 15th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairperson of the NGO General Women Union, was Friday named extraordinary goodwill ambassador of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).FAO ... Read more...

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ADB, FAO, AND IFAD PARTNER to address food security concerns in Asia, Pacific region


September 24th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Rome/Manila, Sept.23 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have joined forces to tackle ... Read more...

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Trees can serve as a vital “famine food” to keep drought-hit communities alive


August 5th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Environmental campaigners say that trees can serve as a vital "famine food" to keep drought-hit communities alive when all other food crops fail.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Over a billion people hungry: UN agency


June 21st, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) World hunger is estimated to reach an unprecedented high in 2009 with 1,020 million people going hungry every day, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO ... Read more...

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Number of hungry people to top 1 bn in 2009: UN


June 19th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 19 (DPA) Some 1.02 billion people are likely to go hungry in 2009, a UN agency said Friday, blaming the "historic" high figure on the global economic crisis. In 2008, the ... Read more...

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The financial crisis: who will help starving countries? (Comment)


November 27th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (RIA Novosti) In recent months, the financial crisis has pushed back the food crisis, which had dominated the headlines for the past 18 months. But falling prices and corporate ... Read more...

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‘Only 10 percent of $22 bn pledged for food materialised’


October 16th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 16 (DPA) Only 10 percent of the $22 billion pledged by international donors earlier this year to promote global food security has materialised so far, the head of a UN ... Read more...

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Financial crash could deepen food crisis: UN


October 15th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 15 (DPA) Governments should avoid reducing aid to developing countries' agriculture and introducing protectionist trade measures in response to the global financial crisis, the head of the United Nations Food ... Read more...

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World needs $30 bn to feed itself evey year: FAO chief


June 26th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Innsbruck (Austria), June 26 (DPA) Up to $30 billion are needed annually to guarantee that the world population will be sufficiently fed up to 2050, the head of the UN food organization ... Read more...

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Food summit trying to hammer out stand on combating hunger


June 5th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, June 5 (DPA) Delegates from some 50 nations attending a food summit in Rome were trying Thursday to hammer out a common agreement on how to fight world hunger, which has ... Read more...

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Fight against hunger ‘cannot fail’ : UN chief


June 4th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, June 4 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday at a world food summit in Rome that the fight against global hunger was "only just beginning." "We simply cannot fail," ... Read more...

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Rich nations failed to pay heed to UNs warning about world food crisis


June 4th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): UN has said that the rich nations of the world have failed to pay heed to the warning that it gave to them about the increasing food ... Read more...

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World needs $30 billion yearly to eradicate hunger (Second lead)


June 3rd, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Rome, June 3 (Xinhua) The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Tuesday appealed to world leaders for $30 billion a year to re-launch agriculture and avert future threats of conflicts over food. ... Read more...

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World leaders hold crisis talks on global food prices (Lead)


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, June 3 (DPA) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders attending a summit in Rome Tuesday, to lift trade restrictions, taxes and other price controls that have helped spur food prices ... Read more...

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World leaders to hold crisis talks on food security


June 1st, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rome, June 1 (DPA) Leaders from 50 countries are scheduled to gather in Rome next week to discuss ways of helping millions of people who face starvation because of surging food prices. ... Read more...

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Price rise, food security dominate global agro meet


April 9th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of food grain and food security figured prominently at the Global Agro Industries Forum (GAIF) meet Wednesday, as Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar attributed the phenomenon ... Read more...

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Food riots can spread, high prices set to continue: FAO


April 9th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Director General of United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Jacques Diouf, on Wednesday said that food riots which have struck several impoverished countries could ... Read more...

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Global conference in Rome soon to tackle food security


April 9th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A global conference is being organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at its Rome headquarters in June on how to tackle global food security in ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to be honoured for poverty alleviation schemes


April 8th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Thursday receive the Agricola Medal, the highest award of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), for his government's policies and programmes ... Read more...

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Compensate farmers adequately for culled poultry: Ramadoss


December 4th, 2007 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec. 4 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today said that farmers who had suffered huge losses due to the culling of their poultry need to be ... Read more...

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