Development
Food
New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): Undernutrition and obesity are the two sides of malnutrition, and together they contributed to the loss of billions of dollars for economies in Latin America, a United Nations-backed study has found, warning that unless more is done to mitigate this health burden, the region faces a “frightening” future. more
Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the Unite ...

UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficien

New York, Apr 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being us ...

Lake Chad Basin crisis is both humanitarian and ecological – UN agriculture agency

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): Critical investments in agriculture and climate change relief are needed to address the crisis in Africa’s strife-torn Lake Chad Basin, where hunger, pov ...

Millions in Yemen on brink of famine, situation ‘close to a breaking point,’ warns UN agency

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency operations in war-torn Yemen to provide urgently needed food assistance to some n ...

Millions across Africa, Yemen could be at risk of death from starvation – UN agency

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Warning of increasing risk of mass deaths from starvation in many countries in Africa and in Yemen due to worsening drought and conflict, the United Nation ...

Urgent action needed to stave off ‘hunger crisis’ in Iraq – UN food relief agency

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Warning that deepening food insecurity in Iraq could leave more than half the population facing “unprecedented levels” of vulnerability, the United Nat ...

Global food prices fall in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide – UN

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday reported that global food prices fell in March amid large available supplies and expe ...

UN, partners warn 108 million people face severe food insecurity worldwide

New York, Apr 1(Just Earth News): Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people worldwide were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compa ...

UN agriculture agency takes step to help rice farmers bolster production

New York, Mar 31 (Just Earth News): Concerned about global rice production and eradicating hunger around the world, the United Nations agricultural agency on Thursday announced that it has ...