Burma / Myanmar dry zone shows clear climate change impacts

Burma / Myanmar dry zone shows clear climate change impacts

IRIN – UN news and analysis for – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Bagan, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Myanmar’s central “dry zone”, home to a quarter of its 58 million people, is falling short on food production, pushing local people into hunger, malnutrition and debt. “Getting food is a headache for us every day,” said 30-year-old Kyi Htay […]

New report highlights importance of U.S. organic food production

New report highlights importance of U.S. organic food production

WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Outlining the problems of today’s industrialization of food compared to our organic food supply, a new report released by the Center for Food Safety – Cool Food Campaign, outlines the true impacts of global climate on food security and agricultural resilience. In the United States climate, […]

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

BURMA/MYANMAR: Ethnic indigenous Chin christians afraid to return home

IRIN for WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Aizawl, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Recent political reforms have not improved conditions in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State, but life in neighbouring India – where many Chin people continue to seek asylum and livelihoods – often means surviving without legal protection and encountering tensions with host communities, experts say. A 1988 uprising […]

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

Correspondent – Express Tribune –  Wednesday, 30 October 2013 (originally published 26 Oct) FAISALABAD:“The role of women in promoting modern agricultural practices can tackle food insecurity and malnutrition affecting 58 per cent of the country’s population,” University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan said on Friday. He was speaking at a seminar, Improving […]

New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

Megan Rowling for TRF – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF-Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: The Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world is “within reach” but only if considerable extra effort is made immediately, U.N. food agencies said on Tuesday. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger – […]

Severe floods hit Western Africa causing fears of severe food shortage

Severe floods hit Western Africa causing fears of severe food shortage

IRIN – WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Dakar, SENEGAL, WESTERN AFRICA: Weeks of heavy rains that began in mid-August have left much of Mauritania’s capital city, Nouakchott, and six of the surrounding regions under water, creating “unprecedented” damage according to the Department of Civil Protection. Some areas have seen as much as 35 percent more rainfall than […]

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: The United States is providing over $81 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian needs as the lean season begins in the drought affected Sahel region of West Africa. With this additional contribution, the U.S. government is reaching more than three million vulnerable people. […]