Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Cameroon food prices rise critically under Boko Haram conflict

Moki Edwin Kindzeka for VOA – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/VOA) Amchide, CAMEROON,  MIDDLE AFRICA: Muslims in Cameroon are observing Ramadan in the face of serious price hikes for food due to border closures meant to protect against incursions from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria supplies up to 80% of food in North Cameroon. In […]

Dwindling food supplies in Venezuela hit low-income sector first

Dwindling food supplies in Venezuela hit low-income sector first

Virginia Lopez in Caracas – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/GDN) Caracas, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA: It’s the rainy season in Venezuela and Pedro Rodríguez has had to battle upturned manhole lids, flooded avenues and infernal traffic jams in his quest for sugar, oil and milk in Caracas. His daily battle to find food is not new, but it’s […]

Record numbers of Scottish women turn to farming

Record numbers of Scottish women turn to farming

Derek Lambie – Scotsman.com – Thursday, 16 May 2013 (originally published 10 May) RECORD numbers of women in Scotland are taking up a career in farming in what is being viewed as a modern-day revival of the war-time “land girls”. Attracted by the prospect of a better work-life balance and the chance to run their […]

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. […]

United Nations releases new world hunger report

United Nations releases new world hunger report

WNN Breaking (WNN/WFP) Rome, ITALY: Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNS): South Sudan, AFRICA: Two United Nations agencies warned last week that millions of people in South Sudan are facing worsening hunger and called for urgent action to improve food security through adequate food aid and projects to boost agricultural production. An estimated one million of those affected are facing severe food shortages, […]