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This report assesses food security in 70 developing countries in several regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report estimates that in 2002, there was a "much higher number of hungry people in Asia" than in SSA. However, it warns that "the situation is expected to reverse...
This report outlines the food security situation for 67 low-income countries based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank. The document points out that food security in the 67 countries deteriorated in 2001 relative to estimates in 2000. The deterioration can be contributed...
This report outlines the food security situation for 67 low-income countries based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank. The document points out that food security in the 67 countries deteriorated in 2001 relative to estimates in 2000. The deterioration can be contributed...
This report assesses food security in 70 developing countries in several regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report estimates that in 2002, there was a "much higher number of hungry people in Asia" than in SSA. However, it warns that "the situation is expected to reverse...
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have shown that a practice known as relay sowing can boost lentil crop production by 45 percent. The practice, which involves broadcasting primed lentil seeds into standing monsoonal rice two weeks prior to rice harvest, has been demonstrated in some...
The University of California, Riverside, United States, holds a collection of 6,000 cowpea, or black-eyed pea, samples - the largest in the world. Cowpeas are a major food source worldwide, with West Africa leading world production. The cowpea is known for its ability to grow in difficult conditions....
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that "Biodiversity for Food Security" will be the theme of this year's World Food Day, to be celebrated on October 16, 2004. About three-quarters of the genetic diversity found in agricultural crops has been lost over the last...
A new journal called Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food was launched in February of this year. The foreword in the inaugural issue is authored by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. Authors of other articles include Per Pinsturp-Anderson,...
A new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says that improving cooperation between farming and forestry sectors could help reduce deforestation and improve food security. The report, the biennial “State of the World’s Forests (Sofo),” states that tropical nations...
Lorraine Mitchell of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of key factors influencing the adoption of agriculture biotechnologies in the developing world. Currently, Mitchell explains, developing countries account for 24 percent of the 44.2 million hectares of transgenic crops planted....