Tag Archives: World Food Crisis

India’s Food Security Crisis

The proposed introduction of the Food Security Act by the UPA Government is a welcome and much needed step towards securing the right to food for all of India’s citizens. The right to food is the basis of the right

Britain Faces Food Crisis As Soil Vanishes

British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn. Fertile soil is being lost faster than it can be replenished and will eventually lead to the

China freeze to continue as power use restricted and food prices rise

BEIJING (AFP) – More regions of China faced power shortages, food prices rose and the government warned of crop damage as a border=”20″ style=”margin: 10px;”cold front kept its icy grip on the country Thursday with more chilly weather forecast. A

World will need 70 percent more food by 2050

World food production must increase by 70 percent by 2050, to nourish a human population then likely to be 9.1 billion, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation forecast Wednesday. “FAO is cautiously optimistic about the world’s potential to feed itself

Kenya drought leaves 4 million needing food aid

Three failed rainy seasons have left up to four million Kenyans needing food handouts and trucked-in water as the latest in a series of droughts sweeps through the Horn of Africa. As many as 19 million people are currently affected

Wheat Crop in Australia Cut 25% by Drought

Drought in Australia’s New South Wales, usually the nation’s second-largest wheat grower, has cut the state harvest by at least 25 percent, the government said. “It is estimated that the dry weather has already cut the state’s wheat crop by

Somalia faces worst food crisis in 18 years

ROME — Drought, conflict and displacement are causing the worst humanitarian crisis in war-torn Somalia in 18 years, the UN food agency has warned. Some 3.6 million people, about half the Somali population, need emergency aid including 1.3 million people

USDA calls most of California a drought disaster area

FRESNO, Calif.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared that 50 of California’s 58 counties are natural disaster areas because of crop losses due to the ongoing drought. The declaration by the department will make loans available to farmers who have

Thai rice region under climate threat

Part of Thailand’s main rice growing region is under severe economic and environmental threat from climate change which must be addressed by world leaders at a UN summit, Greenpeace said Monday. A study by the activist group revealed the dangers

World’s deltas subsiding, says study

Two-thirds of the world’s major deltas, home to nearly half a billion people, are caught in the scissors of sinking land and rising seas, according to a study published Sunday. The new findings, based on satellite images, show that 85

Eighteen Women And Children Die In Pakistan Food Stampede

Eighteen women and children have died after stampeding a center for for aid in Pakistan.

Mexico Now Enduring Worst Drought in Years

MEXICO CITY – Mexico is enduring its worst drought in six decades. Crops are drying up in the fields and water is being rationed in the capital. Residents of poor neighborhoods have hijacked water trucks, and there are other signs

Drought-hit farmers in India sell wives to pay debts

Drought-hit farmers in northern India are resorting to selling their wives to repay debts to local loan sharks, activists say, as one of the weakest monsoons in years takes its toll. Poverty, poor administration and a lack of education means

Starvation in Guatemala Due to Bad Weather, and Economy

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom declared “a state of emergency” late Tuesday to help mobilize funds and resources to confront a food shortage that will affect thousands of families. “This will help us access resources from the international

Birth control, tech needed to head off crunch

Birth control and new technologies — not lifestyle change alone — may be needed to head off a combined climate, food and energy crunch later this century, said the head of Britain’s science academy Martin Rees. The world’s population is

Drought, debt lead to rapid increase in Indian farmers’ suicides

HYDERABAD, India — Dozens of impoverished farmers struggling with debt and poor rainfall have killed themselves in southern India in recent weeks, leaving behind families plunged even further into poverty, activists and politicians said. Nearly every day, newspapers report more