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'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming

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With food in short supply and prices rocketing, a wave of new farmers are growing produce on roofs, balconies and beyond

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'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming

'Money is worth nothing now': how Lebanon is finding a future in farming

With food in short supply and prices rocketing, a wave of new farmers are growing produce on roofs, balconies and beyond

A Tenth of the World Could Go Hungry While Crops Rot in Fields

A Tenth of the World Could Go Hungry While Crops Rot in Fields

The massive spike is happening at a time of enormous global food surpluses, with the pandemic exposing ‘cracks in the system’

Hunger Is Threatening to Kill More People Than Covid This Year

Hunger Is Threatening to Kill More People Than Covid This Year

As many as 132 million more people could go hungry as the pandemic exposes ‘cracks in the system’

‘Perfect storm’: 2020 could be worst year yet for hunger in Yemen with millions on brink of famine

‘Perfect storm’: 2020 could be worst year yet for hunger in Yemen with millions on brink of famine

Special report: Before the pandemic reached Yemen, more than half the country’s population were already relying on food aid to survive. Now, a deadly combination of war, Covid-19, floods ...

Meet The Organizations Using Tech To End World Hunger

Meet The Organizations Using Tech To End World Hunger

Food insecurity is a global challenge affecting 821 million people, but these innovative companies are using tech to usher in an era of change.

Securing the Global Food System in a Pandemic

Securing the Global Food System in a Pandemic

By: Penny Carothers As COVID-19 silently snuck around the world in early 2020, the World Food Program (WFP) was responding to another threat as it used its massive logistical network to ...

Home farming takes root in Lebanon amid coronavirus shortages

Home farming takes root in Lebanon amid coronavirus shortages

As the pandemic puts more pressure on already strained food supplies, a new initiative is helping 400 families grow their own

COVID-19 could exacerbate food insecurity around the world, Stanford expert warns

COVID-19 could exacerbate food insecurity around the world, Stanford expert warns

COVID-19 and other looming threats could make it much harder for people to access food. David Lobell, director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, outlines likely ...

Covid-19 pandemic risks worst global food crisis in decades

Covid-19 pandemic risks worst global food crisis in decades

The covid-19 pandemic’s impact on hunger around the world could be worse than when food prices spiked calamitously in 2007 and 2008, a leading food security expert warns

Hunger Gnaws at the Edges of the World: The Twentieth Newsletter (2020).

Hunger Gnaws at the Edges of the World: The Twentieth Newsletter (2020).

Today, half of the world’s population fears going hungry as a result of the pandemic.

The Circular Crisis: Food Insecurity in the Middle East's War Zones

The Circular Crisis: Food Insecurity in the Middle East's War Zones

The COVID-19 pandemic is acting as an accelerator for food insecurity in conflict zones, impacting food availability, access, and humanitarian assistance, as well as potentially giving rise ...

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

A major UN Food and Agriculture Organization report warns global hunger is rising, and the pandemic will make this worse. But it also sees ‘significant opportunities’ to turn things around.

Resilient food systems and COVID-19: lessons for a Just Transition

Resilient food systems and COVID-19: lessons for a Just Transition

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed huge vulnerabilities and inequalities in food systems. They are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: to droughts, floods, typhoons, ...

UN working to avert dual crises as COVID-19 hits hunger hotspots

UN working to avert dual crises as COVID-19 hits hunger hotspots

Although the global supply of food remains strong amid the COVID-19 outbreak, concerns are rising about how quarantine regulations, partial port closures and movement restrictions are ...

The Guardian view on coronavirus and hunger: the bigger killer?

The Guardian view on coronavirus and hunger: the bigger killer?

Editorial: The repercussions of Covid-19 could yet be more deadly than the virus itself. We must act now to save lives

Millions going hungry amid coronavirus crisis

Millions going hungry amid coronavirus crisis

A boy has his arm measured to see if he is suffering from malnutrition at a UNICEF medical facility in Kuach, South Sudan. (UNICEF)

COVID-19 and the 5 major threats it poses to global food security

COVID-19 and the 5 major threats it poses to global food security

English News and Press Release on World about Food and Nutrition, Health and Epidemic; published on 16 Mar 2020 by WFP