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UN Food and Agriculture Organization wars acute hunger set to soar across the globe

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday that acute hunger is set to soar globally, on the back of “massive underfunding” in agriculture support programmes during times of crisis.

FAO report reveals hidden costs of agrifood systems

Although current agrifood systems provide nourishment and sustain economies, they also impose huge hidden costs on health and the environment - the equivalent of at least $10 trillion annually - a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.

24 million more people could face emergency levels of hunger this year: WFP

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that a historic funding shortfall was forcing it to “drastically” cut rations in most of its operations, potentially pushing an additional 24 million people to the brink of starvation over the next 12 months.

Eastern DRC: UN food aid hangs in the balance amid severe funding crunch

New York: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is grappling with a dire humanitarian crisis fuelled by ongoing political instability and armed conflicts, severely impacting the entire food supply, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

FAO says Black Sea deal collapse sparks rise in global food prices

Global food prices rose for the first time in months following the collapse of the landmark agreement to ship grain from war-torn Ukraine to the rest of the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

World entering a ‘humanitarian doom loop’, warns UN food aid official

New York: Russia has not offered any free grain to the UN food relief agency so far, and its policy of buying supplies from Ukraine has been based on its competitive price and quality, a senior WFP official said on Friday.

Global food imports on track to reach all-time high: FAO

New York: Food import costs globally are projected to reach nearly $2 trillion this year, or higher than previously expected, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report published on Friday.

Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief

New York: As the war in Ukraine stokes a crisis for countries who are struggling just to access the food their populations want and need, the international community needs to ensure that doesn’t spill over into a “food availability crisis”, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.

World’s most vulnerable now paying even more, for less food: FAO

New York: Countries are expected to spend a staggering $1.8 trillion importing food they need this year; this would be a new world record but worryingly, it’s going to buy them less food, not more.

Food insecurity soaring across 20 hunger hotspots

New York: Food insecurity is soaring across 20 countries and regions - “hunger hotspots”, where conflict, economic shocks, natural hazards, political instability, and limited humanitarian access, are putting millions of lives at risk, UN agencies highlighted on Thursday.

UN looks to address ‘unprecedented catastrophic levels’ of food insecurity

New York: The world currently faces unprecedented catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity, according to UN agencies, and around $6.6 billion is needed urgently, to support 41 million in danger of sliding into famine.

Food is best vaccine against chaos, insists UN World Food Programme head

New York/IBNS: Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a massive boost to its global aid operation so it can reach them.

COVID-19: PoK residents claim they are not provided enough supply of essential commodities by Imran Khan govt

Islamabad/IBNS: Failing to keep its promise, locals have claimed that the Pakistan government did not provide enough supply of essential commodities in the  Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)  during the lockdown implemented in the region to combat COVID-19 outbreak.

Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger

New York: With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.