News headlines for “World Hunger and Poverty”, page 3

  1. Climate Change 'Biggest Threat' to Food Security

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012

    When it comes to expressing the threat to food security posed by changing climate patterns and extreme weather events in Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) does not mince its words.

  2. 'Land Is Our Natural Ally, But Its Patience Is Not Eternal'

    Monday, June 04, 2012

    Land degradation poses a threat to all life on Earth including humanity. To stop the enormous loss of life-giving land, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is pushing for a sustainable development goal of Zero Net Land Degradation (ZNLD) to be adopted at the upcoming Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, in Brazil.

  3. Climate Change Drives Exodus to Jakarta

    Friday, June 01, 2012

    Another month of plying his ‘becak’ (trishaw) in the capital city and Sarjo will be coming back to this West Java district to harvest the rice ripening on his 1,400 sq m paddy.

  4. Q&A: Time for a More Sustainable Global Food System

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    It is vitally important that governments and civil society organisations start transitioning to a more sustainable global food system in order to achieve lasting development.

  5. Cultivating Food Security in Their Own Backyards

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Misradi, a 58-year-old farmer from the Jelok neighborhood in Pacitan, East Java, some 524 kilometres east of Jakarta, has found a way to reduce his monthly expenses by 30 percent: instead of buying produce from the local market, he and his family now harvest most of their vegetables from their own yard.

  6. Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard their crops.

  7. Q&A: The World Must Learn From Smallholder Farmers

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    As Africa's Sahel region faces a new food crisis, smallholder famers hold the key to making future development policies sustainable.

  8. A Future With Food, or No Future At All

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    The upcoming Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development will not succeed if the crises of hunger and malnutrition are not effectively addressed. The issues are so inextricably linked with sustainable development that they have to be part of the agenda, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) for the upcoming Earth Summit that will take place in Rio de Janeiro from Jun. 20-22.

  9. Barbados Begins New Drive to Bolster Local Agriculture

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Mere weeks ago Arthur Smith, who has been farming here for more than 20 years, was dangling thousands of carrots in front of local consumers, but there were no buyers to be had.

  10. Rural Women in Peru Key to Adaptation of Seeds to Climate Change

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    For ages, rural women in the Peruvian highlands have been selecting and storing seeds, ensuring their preservation. But the authorities have failed to tap into this storehouse of knowledge and experience, despite the contributions it could make to the design of effective policies for adaptation to climate change, which poses a growing threat to the women’s livelihoods.

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