Topic: UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Ensuring that women make their own choices about child-bearing and cutting waste are two important ways to ease the challenges of a more populous world.
10/31/2011 10:58 am
Water, food, and resource shortages, environmental degradation, poverty – population growth is endangering people and planet alike. By 2050 we'll need two planets just to contain us. The good news: Population growth does not have to rise as fast as projected.
10/31/2011 10:40 am
The Oxfam report says private investments in Africa have forced tens of thousands from their lands, taken land out of production, and reduced food security, especially as investors focus on bio-fuels.
09/23/2011 11:04 am
Higher global food prices are likely to spell trouble for aid organizations working to relieve famine in the Horn of Africa.
09/12/2011 01:56 pm
Weekly unemployment claims dropped below 400,000 in the most recent report. While some see this as a signal that the economy is firming up, others caution that more positive indicators are needed.
07/28/2011 01:53 pm
The first UN plane in two years is scheduled to go into the Somali capital's airport Wednesday carrying food aid. Some 3.7 million people in Somalia alone need help.
07/27/2011 02:44 pm
The World Bank plans to pump $53 million into Ghana's fisheries industry, which employs 2.2 million people, to reverse a decade-long downturn.
07/26/2011 03:58 pm
Rising food prices can prompt political and urban unrest. The potential for that is elevated in Kinshasa, the continent's third largest city.
06/27/2011 03:55 pm
The last spike in global food prices was marked by rioting. With prices again on the rise, G20 agriculture ministers are meeting in Paris and are expected to adopt an 'action plan.'
06/22/2011 06:19 pm
Takeshi Hikihara, the Consul General of Japan in Boston, responds to commentary from Jacques Attali about the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
04/09/2011 01:19 pm