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As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security

New York: An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

‘Country-driven’ approach needed to limit COVID-19 damage to food security

New York: A ‘business as usual' approach is no longer an option, the head of the UN agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching a new plan to move past the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

New York/IBNS: Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security

New York/IBNS: To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation guidelines published on Thursday.

World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.

To meet development goals, UN agriculture agency ‘cannot only focus on tackling hunger anymore’

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): Innovating agriculture and promoting nutrition-sensitive food systems top the Food and Agriculture Agency’s (FAO) to-do list, its chief told the United Nations agriculture agency’s governing council on Monday, saying "we cannot only focus on tackling hunger anymore".

Food, security and peace desperately needed in Mali – UN relief chief

New York, Sept 1 (IBNS): A senior United Nations relief official has called for greater international attention to the plight of millions in Africa’s Mali, where worsening intercommunal violence and armed group attacks are complicating an already complex humanitarian emergency.