Food Security Expert

Food Security Bulletin 30-Dec-2014


  • Agribiz stakeholders advocate N500bn intervention fund

    Daily Sun40 minutes ago
    … Alhaji Sanusi Maijama’a, said that given the place of agriculture in national development, especially as it remains the guarantee to food security; job creation, …
  • Los Angeles Times

    Food and Medication Insecurity Tied to Poor Diabetes Control

    Scientific American1 hour ago
    … about 64 percent of those who reported an unstable food supply had uncontrolled diabetes, compared to about 42 percent of those with food security.
  • Cabinet clears ordinance to make land acquisition easy

    SME Times1 hour ago
    … for acquiring land for projects will be easier by removing steps like social impact assessment, impact on food security, and consent of 80 percent land owners.
  • Issue food cards to all eligible

    The Hans India2 hours ago
    Karimnagar: District Collector M Veerabrahmaiah instructed Tahsildars on Monday to sanction food security cards for all eligible persons. He spoke to Tahsildars …
  • Nursery admission woes for EWS category worsen

    The Hindu2 hours ago
    The Delhi Government had issued food security cards to nearly 10 lakh … to prove that I belong to the EWS category, I gave them my food security card. However …
  • Daily Times

    KP farmers to get fertiliser at half price

    DAWN.com2 hours ago
    … discount to the farmers on the condition that they would sell 50 per cent of their produce to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to help achieve food security in the province.
  • Business Today

    Ordinance on Land Acquisition Act gets cabinet nod

    Oman Tribune3 hours ago
    … social impact assessment, impact on food security, and consent of 80 per cent land owners, among other features of the act. The minister said the act originally …
  • Business Today

    Cabinet nod for land act changes

    Peninsula On-line3 hours ago
    … will be easier by omitting steps like social impact assessment, impact on food security, and consent of 80 percent land owners, among other features of the act.
  • Access, efficiency, awareness key to poverty battle

    St. Cloud Times4 hours ago
    So tackling poverty means examining food security, transportation, housing, health, credit and many more factors. Many organizations, such as county …
  • 2015 budget nothing but hot air

    New Zimbabwe.com4 hours ago
    At the same time the household food security programme should be complimented with the national food security (NFS). The NFS requires access of between …
  • Researchers Proffer Recipe on Scale out Agricultural Technologies

    THISDAY Live4 hours ago
    … (SARD-SC) in Africa; Dissemination of vitamin A cassava and maize; and Yam for Income and Improvement in Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) model.
  • Land Act Ordinance Gets Central’s Nod

    The New Indian Express4 hours ago
    … Jaitley said, “The procedure for acquiring land for these projects will be made easier by omitting steps like social impact assessment, impact on food security, …
  • Crunch time: As Western sanctions bite, Putin ally gets into apples

    Daily Sabah4 hours ago
    I am sure … it will complement Volga’s portfolio of initiatives to strengthen food security,” Timchenko said in a statement in October. “For me it is not just business, …
  • What PH did about climate change in 2014

    Rappler5 hours ago
    It found that if humanity continues present level of carbon emissions, there will be worsened food security, accelerated extinction of species, water shortage, …
  • Taino Farms Adventure

    Huffington Post5 hours ago
    She participated in the 2012 Y20 youth conference, focusing on global food security, and was selected to represent Arcadia University for the Who’s Who in …
  • How to feed 9 billion people sustainably

    Nigerian Tribune6 hours ago
    Dr Peter Barnard, Director of Trade, Market Access and Industry Strategy with Meat & Livestock, Australia, writes on the challenge of food security and the way …
  • Daily Times

    KP to give free hybrid seed of wheat, 50 percent discount on fertilizer

    Business Recorder6 hours ago
    … areas to bring fertile but barren land under cultivation was their targets, which could guarantee agricultural revolution and food security in the KP province.
  • The Nation

    Punjab PSMA says justified to seek government support

    Business Recorder6 hours ago
    The Agriculture Policy Institute of Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Islamabad, strongly suggested to provincial governments not to increase the …
  • Dry & cold weather to continue for three weeks: standing crops may

    Business Recorder6 hours ago
    Another official of Ministry of National Food Security and Research on condition of anonymity said that if the current dry weather continues, the country would be …
  • Sushma Swaraj opposed ordinance route a year ago

    Times of India6 hours ago
    … to attention that the BJP functionary Sushma Swaraj had criticised the ordinance route to legislation on the National Food Security Bill a year ago on Twitter.
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation calls for global response to

    The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)8 hours ago
    … the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries.
  • Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Land Acquisition Act

    NewsHub.org6 hours ago
    Such acquisitions will also be exempt from social impact assessment and the application of Food Security Act, two other requirements laid down under the Land …
  • NAGB launches Kickstarter campaign

    thebahamasweekly.com7 hours ago
    The gallery also looks forward to utilizing the multi-functional space to promote healthy eating habits and domestic food security; the onsite urban garden would …
  • New Optomuan for China Corn Business

    Hoosier Ag Today7 hours ago
    … create new economic opportunities in a wide range of agricultural industries, while addressing food security, climate change and environmental protection.”.
  • Think big on USAID administrator

    The Hill (blog)7 hours ago
    He grabbed on to the beginnings of a global food security plan and helped turn it into the Feed the Future Program. He pushed for greater risk taking through …
  • Food security: Sindh fails to introduce sustainable policy

    The Express Tribune7 hours ago
    KARACHI: The Sindh government has failed to introduce new agriculture, environment and food security policies despite the passage of 18th Amendment to the …
  • USAID-EU program helps Zimbabwean farmers

    Deutsche Welle7 hours ago
    Although it was USAID and EU funding that enabled partner NGOs to work with the farmers and increase food security, Caroline Jacquet of Bio-Innovation …
  • Explained: Of bills and Ordinances

    The Indian Express7 hours ago
    For example, the National Food Security Ordinance was issued in 2013 when the related Bill was pending in Lok Sabha. Do other democracies have a similar …
  • Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru’s

    Independent European Daily Express8 hours ago
    “The families’ food security is definitely at risk,†agricultural technician Lino Loayza told IPS. “The rainy season started in September, and the fields …
  • Business Today

    Govt approves ordinance on land acquisition, with changes

    Pune Mirror8 hours ago
    While making land acquisition easier, it also does away with the mandatory requirement for a social impact assessment and impact on food security. Though the …
  • South Sudan: UN boosts food assistance as ‘very critical’ Nile

    Sierra Leone Times9 hours ago
    In an interview with UN Radio, Challiss McDonough, a WFP spokeswoman, warned that the food security situation in the country remained “very precarious” …
  • Economic Populist

    Making ‘Make in India’ happen

    The Hindu9 hours ago
    … agro-industries such as food processing and establishing a reliable cold chain would make a huge difference in terms of rural employment and food security.
  • Gone fishing by hook or by crook

    AsiaOne10 hours ago
    “The reality is that illegal fishing is becoming a major food security issue. In future, access to fishing grounds and fishing stocks will be a bigger cause of conflict …
  • Lucknow’s gahaloti kebab, Indore’s moong dal halwa most popular

    I am in dna of India19 hours ago
    They generate cultural capital, employment and strengthen food security system. But they need support of government, municipal authorities and police as well …
  • South Sudan Crisis: UN Uses Nile River Border Crossing To Deliver

    International Business Times10 hours ago
    The continued fighting in South Sudan has made the food security situation in the country “very precarious,” said WFP spokeswoman Challiss McDonough in an …
  • Group call for global shift from fossil fuel dependency to renewable

    spyghana.com11 hours ago
    … pattern in terms of rainfall seasonality and variability and this has affected planting seasons and fruit trees, posing serious threat to food security and likely food …
  • New ordinance eases land acquisition to push reforms

    mydigitalfc.com11 hours ago
    The amendments will make land acquisition easier by getting rid of provisions like assessment of social impact and impact on food security and consent of 80 …
  • USDA investing more than $15 million in next generation of

    Farms.com11 hours ago
    Specifically, the funding will go to towards researching areas including food, security, water, climate change, food safety, sustainable bioenergy, and preventing …
  • Arctic Council, indigenous issues, energy – 2014 Arctic Year in

    Alaska Dispatch11 hours ago
    1) Food security and the auditor general’s report on Nutrition North Canada: It seems that it’s entering the popular perspective of what the Arctic is: that there’s a …
  • Operation Backpack now serving more than 90 VS students

    Vinton Today11 hours ago
    One of four American children has issues with food security, said Goodell, who has heard many stories from educators about the impact of hunger on students.
  • Germany to help boost agriculture in Nigeria

    Premium Times11 hours ago
    The advisor expressed optimism that the project, when fully operational, would promote Nigeria’s food security drive. Mr. Heine said the establishment of the …
  • Access to food versus nutrition

    Financial Express Bangladesh11 hours ago
    Availability of food in the market is not enough for achieving food security. In a market economy, the access to food depends on four elements: (a) …
  • Sydney Morning Herald

    Rising oceans force farmers for new jobs

    Prothom Alo (English)12 hours ago
    “The implication for food security is quite big.” Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with half the US population crammed into an …
  • MK Moses: One in Four Israeli Children Go to Bed Hungry

    Arutz Sheva12 hours ago
    “This shocking, incomprehensible data was collected even after the establishment of committees [to deal with these issues]: the Food Security Committee, the …
  • Business Today

    Cabinet Ready with Ordinance to Ease Land Acquisition

    India West12 hours ago
    … the procedure for acquiring land for these projects will be easier by omitting steps like social impact assessment, impact on food security, and consent of 80% …
  • National Post

    Obama Corrects a Historic Mistake

    Huffington Post13 hours ago
    The economic benefits are also likely to be considerable. By allowing the export of agricultural technology, the United States could boost Cuba’s food security.
  • Helping Smallholders Improve Their Incomes

    WebWire (press release)14 hours ago
    Volatile food prices and a lack of income diversification increase the vulnerability of smallholders and also threaten food security. Many commodities we source, …
  • Scientists too afraid to discuss livestock yield, claims science chief

    Aberdeen Press and Journal14 hours ago
    … Professor Fitzpatrick, said there was a lack of input from livestock and mixed farming experts on scientific committees discussing food security across the UK.
  • Ireland is to give more than €3m in “forgotten crises” aid to Africa

    Newstalk 106-108 fm14 hours ago
    A further €500,000 will be given for Oxfam Ireland’s activities in the Central African Republic, €500,000 for Concern’s work on agriculture and food security and …
  • Pan-African Cotton Road Map: A continental strategy to strengthen

    UNCTAD15 hours ago
    Pan-African Cotton Road Map: A continental strategy to strengthen regional cotton value chains for poverty reduction and food security. Book Information.
  • Gardening guerillas turn roundabouts into vegetable patches

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus15 hours ago
    A lot of local authorities are taking notice, partly because of concern for food security and also because of big agendas for health and wellbeing. Agriculture …
  • Long-term solutions needed to address food insecurity by 2050 and

    Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net15 hours ago
    Beyond 2050 food insecurity will not be solved. Our children and grandchildren will still be dealing with the issues of food security and we need to put that issue …
  • Farmers to gain from projects to combat aflatoxins

    SciDev.Net15 hours ago
    … improve food security reduce poverty, noting that Aflasafe KE01 is a sustainable technology which could reduce aflatoxin contamination by up to 98 per cent.
  • FAO Rep Presents Credential and Signs Livestock Development

    AllAfrica16 hours ago
    For his part, Foreign Minister Ngafuan recalled FAO’s enormous contributions to food security and agriculture, as well as the Organization’s current efforts, aimed …
  • Daily Times Nigeria

    Issues, Events That Shaped Agriculture in 2014

    Vanguard16 hours ago
    Nigeria’s immense agricultural potential is a great asset for the nation in particular and Africa in general, with promises for food security when fully harnessed.
  • Govt passes ordinance to make land deals easier

    Business Standard16 hours ago
    … the procedure for acquiring land for these projects will be easier by omitting steps like social impact assessment, impact on food security, and consent of 80% …
  • Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!…

    The Edinburgh Reporter16 hours ago
    Professor Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security & Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds will deliver a lecture on food sustainability …
  • For Nunavut, 2014 was the year of the fumble

    Nunatsiaq News17 hours ago
    The Government of Nunavut unveils a food security strategy and action plan. • Nunavut Commissioner Edna Elias, Kim Crockatt of Cambridge Bay, Wynter …
  • Daily Times Nigeria

    From Drumbeats to Gigabytes – Communicating Agricultural

    The Guardian17 hours ago
    The country has not been able to engineer a sustainable agricultural development that would have ensured: national and household food security, improved …


    Coastweek18 hours ago
    … study/ exercise conducted to review Ethiopia’s strategies, policies, programs and investment plans in the areas of food security, nutrition and social protection.
  • Restrict maize export, Luena MP urges govt

    postzambia.com19 hours ago
    But agriculture minister, Wlybur Simuusa, says the government will cautiously handle maize exports to avoid compromising food security. Imenda, who is Luena …
  • China: Hog Markets

    ThePigSite.com19 hours ago
    … non-staple grain and related products, such as soybeans, feed and processed grains and will concentrate on the production of food staples for food security.
  • Bt cowpea to be the first GM crop in Ghana

    spyghana.com19 hours ago
    The Director of SARI, Dr S K Nutsugah, noted that the objective of the project is to contribute to food security and improve the livelihoods of small-holder farmers …
  • Amendments to be made in Essential Commodities Act

    Business Standard20 hours ago
    However according to officials close to the development, this clause is preferred keeping in view the food security bill which needs the government to ensure …
  • Syria Threatened By Food Insecurity

    AINA (press release)20 hours ago
    Until recently, Syria was working diligently to achieve self-sufficiency and food security. Before the outbreak of the country’s recent tragedy, Syria was considered …
  • Putin Ally Gennady Timchenko Enjoying Fruits of Russia’s Buoyant

    Jewish Business News21 hours ago
    The Kremlin is using apples to strengthen its food security in response to U.S. and European sanctions on Russia this year, Reuters said. From Aug. 7 Russia …
  • The Guardian Nigeria

    Buhari – We Have Launched War Against Corruption

    AllAfrica.com21 hours ago
    He noted that the opposition party had already declared war against corruption, resolved “to achieve food security, provide accelerated power supply, integrate …
  • Swiss Resume Development Aid to Zim

    The Herald22 hours ago
    … form of humanitarian and development assistance in areas such as food security, HIV and Aids, water supply and sanitation as well as protection and gender.
  • Innovation and education key to Colorado agricultural success

    High Plains JournalDec 28, 2014
    “Humanity’s single biggest industry is agriculture and ensuring global food security,” Beyrouty explained. “From the rural areas to the cities in countries like …
  • Social policy and the drama of power

    BusinessDayDec 28, 2014
    A food security programme was launched to feed hungry families and their children. School meals were introduced. These interventions were linked to local farm …