Food Security

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Name: Food Security
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 9 mins ago - 5 reports

US Hopeful of WTO Deal with India As Deadline Looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) shakes hands with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker watches before the start of their meeting in New Delh.ReutersThe US has said it remains hopeful that differences between ... [Published International Business Times UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Grand Vision for an African-Owned Drive on Food Security

Maputo - "Your granary will never be filled by your neighbour." This is a Mozambican saying that was used by Graca Michel, member of International Panel of Elders and a former Mozambican minister of education, to illustrate the point that Africa cannot ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 5 reports

Confusion galore on India and WTO

The history of trade negotiations shows that rich countries push their agenda and indulge in dragging issues of poor countries to tire them out by just ‘talk and talk’. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/MintWhile food security is a matter of national sovereignty ... [Published - 8 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Food, glorious food: Climate change adaptation project enhances food security on Palau

By Online Editor4:57 pm GMT+12, 31/07/2014, PalauLowland farms, upland farms, aquaculture and food processing have been four key areas of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project in Palau with one of the key outcomes being three new strains of ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

World: Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries

Source: Inter Press ServiceCountry: World By Mona Alami BEIRUT, Jul 30 2014 (IPS) - Food price rises as far back as 2008 are believed to be the partial culprits behind the instability plaguing Arab countries and they have become increasingly aware ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

27 nations’ envoys urge India to support trade facilitation

Envoys to India from 27 countries have asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to support the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the World Trade Organisation, as it could help put the Doha Round of trade talks back on track.WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo, ... [Published Hindu Business Line - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 4 reports

Land-use change, food security and climate change in Vietnam: A global-to-local modelling approach

Land use is directly related to development, food security and climate change in Vietnam. The agricultural sector, which is the dominant land-using sector in the country, accounts for 21% of GDP. Seventy-one per cent of the population reside in rural ... [Published Climate and Development Knowledge Network - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Genetically modified crops' field trials put on hold

In a move that marks the first successful policy intervention of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh — both affiliates of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — the Narendra Modi-led central government has put field trials of genetically-modified ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

White House: Delaying Climate Action Will Carry Heavy Economic Cost

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Posted by Suzanne Goldenberg, the Guardian on Tuesday, July 29, 2014President’s economic advisers sound warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in the face of industry lobbying.michal kodym/ThinkstockThe White House ... [Published Climate Desk - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Involve communities

CLIMATE change adaptation projects in the Pacific must involve members of the local community for the projects to have any impact or to sustainably work, says adaptation planning officer for the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Peniamina L ... [Published Fiji Times - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 15 reports

World trade talks stutter over India stand

Global trade negotiators met at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters on Tuesday to break an impasse after India took a firm stand last week that it will only back a worldwide reform of customs rules — the so-called trade facilitation agreement ... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Developing bioenergy without threatening food-security

Press Release – Food and Agriculture OrganisationBangkok, Thailand : Pursuing sustainable bioenergy opportunities in Southeast Asia without threatening food security is not just possible but achievable, a UN and multi-agency sponsored workshop heard today. ... [Published Scoop - Jul 29 2014]


"We do not dismiss the concerns India has about (the) large number of poor people who require some sort of food assurance" he said
A parliamentary committee on agriculture has also supported a moratorium on trials. In March, the committee said "further research and development on transgenics in agricultural crops should be done only in strict containment and field trials should not be undertaken till the government puts in place all regulatory, monitoring, oversight, surveillance and other structures."
"They also inform the call centre which in turn conveys the action taken report to the complainant and take feedback about his or her satisfaction, said Yadav."
"If India is holding up the trade facilitation deal as a quid pro quo for getting its way on the food security matter, that is fine as far as negotiations go. China issued an ultimatum to Britain on its prime minister meeting the Dalai Lama. Britain meekly obliged. Trade policy as much as foreign policy is not about being liked but about growing a spine..." Nageswaran wrote

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South Sudan: Briefing: South Sudan heads toward... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 2 hours ago]
Source: IRINCountry: South Sudan BENTIU, 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs and local organizations are sounding ...
World: Latest innovations in cash transfers [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 3 hours ago]
Source: IRINCountry: Central African Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, World, South Sudan LONDON, 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - Five years ago, delivering food aid was all about hauling cargoes of wheat, rice and maize around the world. Today, instead of queuing ...
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe: Food Security Emergency App... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 7 hours ago]
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent SocietiesCountry: Zimbabwe Summary: Zimbabwe is experiencing chronic food insecurity. Based on the 2013 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZIMVAC) produced in May 2013, the ...
occupied Palestinian territory: Food Security S... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 7 hours ago]
Source: World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food Security ClusterCountry: occupied Palestinian territory Highlights Cessation of hostilities is urgently needed. 250,000 people in need of food and other assistance. Humanitarian ...
Climate and Environmental Change: Views from Li... [Published RSS - 9 hours ago]
How are rapid recent food price changes linked to climate and environmental change? How do people who are vulnerable to these changes view these links? This Institute of Development Studies (IDS) note explores the views of people living on low and precarious ...
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DuPont-Sponsored 2014 Global Food Security Inde... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 28 2014]
Abt Associates Wins $48.6 million USAID Trade H... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
China and the Netherlands Build the First Food ... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
Soros Economic Development Fund Invests in Ghan... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
IOM improves food security for displaced in Bor... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Feb 11 2014]
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