News headlines for “World Hunger and Poverty”, page 5

  1. Q&A: The Future of Agriculture May Well Be in Cities

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    In the coming decades, the world's population is expected to grow by at least another two billion people, 80 percent of whom will live in cities by the year 2050.

  2. Adding Rice Farmers to the Rio+20 Agenda

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    The year 2011 was one of extremes for the small Sri Lankan village of Verugal.

  3. Despite Economic Growth, Food Insecurity Lingers in Africa

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Everlyne Wanjiku, a single mother of five, has earned a living selling vegetables in the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, for over three decades. And even though her earnings were meagre, she was able to provide all her children with a tertiary education.

  4. Guatemalan Coffee Growers Get Creative

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    Overwhelmed by climate change, worried about speculation in international prices and still hurting from the effects of the crisis in 2000, coffee growers in Guatemala are trying in various ways to recover the production levels they achieved 12 years ago.

  5. U.S.: Occupiers Reclaim Land for Sustainable Farming

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    With hoes, shovels, some 15,000 seedlings and a bolt cutter to break the locks that kept them out, students, community members and participants from nearby Occupy movements have laid claim to an undeveloped 10-acre parcel since Earth Day, Apr. 22, in Albany, California.

  6. Chile’s Native Communities Find Ally in Supreme Court

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Indigenous groups in Chile celebrated a recent court ruling that represented the latest victory in the struggle for respect for their right to be previously consulted about major projects which directly affect their communities.

  7. Q&A: Women Farmers Are Key to a Food-Secure Africa

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    While women constitute the majority of food producers, processors and marketers in Africa, their role in the agricultural sector still remains a minor one because of cultural and social barriers.

  8. Struggles over Land Rights Fall Under the Rio+20 Radar

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Land is the missing element at next month's big U.N. sustainable development summit known as Rio+20, where nations of the world will meet Jun. 20-22 with the goal of setting a new course to ensure the survival and flourishing of humanity.

  9. Vietnam’s Climate Woes Ignite National Strategy

    Monday, May 07, 2012

    Hailed as a development success story for lifting millions out of poverty and staying on track to meet all its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, Vietnam's future progress is severely threatened by the impact of global climate change.

  10. American Beef on the Political Grill

    Saturday, May 05, 2012

    Taiwanese civic activists and opposition parties are persisting in efforts to block imports of high-risk American beef even though the ruling rightist Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) legislative majority narrowly defeated a push by opposition legislators Apr. 27 to suspend imports of American beef products.

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