News headlines for “World Hunger and Poverty”, page 2

  1. Food Crisis Empties Niger Schools

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Since December 2011, the food crisis in Niger has displaced large numbers of people from areas of scarcity to parts of the country that enjoyed better harvests. The social impacts for these internal migrants are serious, not least in terms of disruption of education.

  2. Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    The economic crisis is fuelling the search for less individualistic ways of life in Spain, and a growing interest in urban agriculture has given rise to flourishing community gardens on vacant lots in cities and towns.

  3. Q&A: 'Today's Food System Is Failing Small Farmers'

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    With heads of state from more than 120 nations and tens of thousands of civil society and international development experts gathering for the U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development next week, it is accepted wisdom that rethinking agriculture is one of most critical issues facing this and future generations.

  4. Agriculture Key to Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Challenge

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    With his gold chain, baseball cap, and baggy denim shorts, Junior Toe wears the uniform of Liberia’s urban youth. Spend just a few minutes with the young man and it is evident that he possesses the street smarts to match the look.

  5. MEXICO: Farmers Use Traditional Knowledge to Deal with Climate Change

    Thursday, June 07, 2012

    Small farmers in Mexico, who receive little institutional support, are drawing on their traditional knowledge to deal with and adapt to climate change, experts say.

  6. Calls for an African Green Revolution, Only Smarter

    Thursday, June 07, 2012

    To deal with looming food crises in the coming decades, Africa needs a Green Revolution on par with what took place in Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, according to experts in Washington.

  7. Calls for an African Green Revolution, Only Smarter

    Thursday, June 07, 2012

    To deal with looming food crises in the coming decades, Africa needs a Green Revolution on par with what took place in Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, according to experts in Washington.

  8. World Faces Stark Choice at Rio+20, UN Report Warns

    Thursday, June 07, 2012

    Irreversible environmental damage threatens to destabilise the world's life-support systems unless urgent action is taken, according to the latest Global Environment Report (GEO-5) which looks to the Rio+20 summit as a crucial opportunity to halt this decline.

  9. Family Planning and Subsistence Agriculture Key to Food Security

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012

    Papua New Guinea’s high fertility rate is exerting pressure on land and food production in a country where 80 percent of the population lives in rural communities. But the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) argues that traditions of subsistence agriculture provide a firm foundation to build food security for a growing population.

  10. Samoan Breadfruit Makes a Splash in the Caribbean

    Wednesday, June 06, 2012

    Can a single species of tree significantly reduce hunger, unemployment and deforestation in the tropics? Researchers and scientists behind a surge in breadfruit activity think so.

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