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North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages
North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages
North Korea has acknowledged "drawbacks" in its agricultural sector this year, echoing UN reports of declining crop yields in a country that...
A temporary break from food riots
A temporary break from food riots
When food prices climbed rapidly during 2007 then spiked to new records in 2008, it caused widespread turmoil. In Southern Africa the consequences...
Productivity must increase by 70% to feed the world
Productivity must increase by 70% to feed the world
The UN on Monday completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding that 25% of all land was highly...
UN: World food prices hit new record
UN: World food prices hit new record
World food prices hit a new record high in January after rising for a seventh consecutive month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday, warning the poor would be hit hardest....
UN: Global hunger declines for first time in 15 years
UN: Global hunger declines for first time in 15 years
The number of undernourished people around the world has declined by nearly 10% in the last year, the first time a drop in famine has been recorded...
UN: Global crisis pushes 100-million into hunger
UN: Global crisis pushes 100-million into hunger
The global economic crisis will help push 100-million people into poverty this year through lost jobs and lower earnings, leaving one sixth of the...
Just a spoonful of fertiliser ...
Just a spoonful of fertiliser ...
A technique pioneered by African agricultural scientists has helped boost crop yields in exhausted and ancient soils.
Rising prices tip another 75-million towards starvation
Rising prices tip another 75-million towards starvation
Global numbers afflicted by acute hunger rose from 850-million to 925-million by the start of 2008 because of rising prices, the head of the United...
Watering Malawi's farms
Watering Malawi's farms
Wyson Chandanga, who farms a smallholding in the northern district of Mzimba, Malawi, does not care whether the country receives enough rain this...

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