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  1. June 26, 2011

    Father of Brazilian food programme to lead FAO

    The father of Brazil’s much-praised Zero Hunger programme has been elected the next head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture...

  2. June 23, 2011

    Food security drives race to lead UN body

    When Jacques Diouf sought re-election as the chief of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation for a third term...

  1. September 26, 2010

    US agriculture chief plays down food fears

    Tom Vilsack, the US secretary of agriculture, has played down recent increases in the price of wheat, corn and other food...

  2. September 14, 2010

    Number of world’s hungry falls 10%

    The number of chronically hungry people will decline 10 per cent this year, the first fall since 1995, said the UN, while...

  3. August 5, 2010

    Wheat price raises fear of food crisis

    It is not a repetition of the 2007-08 food crisis yet but the current wheat rally – the fastest in almost 40 years – could...

  4. June 13, 2010

    New Saudi company leases Asia land for rice

    As Saudi Arabian investors accelerate efforts to farm land overseas, a group of leading businessmen said on Saturday that...

  5. November 16, 2009

    Economic revival carries ‘food price surge risk’

    Conditions are ripe for a fresh surge in food prices as the global economy recovers, says the senior United Nations...

  6. November 16, 2009

    Recovery carries risk of food price surge, says FAO

    Conditions are ripe for a fresh surge in food prices as the global economy recovers, says the senior United Nations...

  7. November 15, 2009

    Global recovery threatens food price surge

    Conditions are ripe for a fresh surge in food prices as the global economy recovers, says the senior United Nations...

  8. June 19, 2009

    Number of hungry worldwide tops 1bn

    The number of chronically hungry people has passed 1bn for the first time – about one in six people – as the economic crisis...

  9. May 25, 2009

    Africa 'giving away' land as rich countries push for food security

    African countries are giving away vast tracts of farmland to other countries and investors almost for free, with the only...

  10. May 24, 2009

    Africa almost giving land away, says UN

    African countries are giving away vast tracts of farmland to other countries and investors almost for free, with the only...

  11. March 27, 2009

    Chronically hungry passes 1bn

    The number of chronically hungry people has surpassed the 1bn mark for the first time as the economic crisis compounds the...

  12. March 27, 2009

    Record numbers apply for food aid

    The effect of high food prices and the economic crisis on malnourishment is spreading beyond poor countries into the core...

  13. March 27, 2009

    Number of chronically hungry people tops 1bn

    The number of chronically hungry people has surpassed the 1bn mark for the first time as the economic crisis compounds the...

  14. March 27, 2009

    Record numbers of US citizens apply for government food aid

    The effect of high food prices and the economic crisis on malnourishment is spreading beyond poor countries into the core...

  15. March 26, 2009

    Number of people chronically hungry tops 1bn

    The number of chronically hungry people has surpassed the 1bn mark for the first time as the economic crisis compounds the...

  16. March 26, 2009

    Record numbers of Americans apply for government food aid

    The effect of high food prices and the economic crisis on malnourishment is spreading beyond poor countries into the core of...

  17. January 27, 2009

    Nations pledge €5.5bn to alleviate hunger

    More than a dozen countries on Tuesday committed €5.5bn over the next five years as part of a fresh initiative to alleviate...

  18. December 10, 2008

    Almost 1bn people now going hungry

    The goal of halving the number of the world's hungry by 2015 has suffered "a serious setback" as this year's food crisis...

  19. November 10, 2008

    Optimism (without those meta-historical weights)

    From Mr Adrian P. Hewitt. Sir, I have rarely read such poorly rendered bunkum on your Comment page as “Obama arouses a wild...

  20. October 27, 2008

    Thais to barter rice for oil with Iran

    Thailand on Monday said it planned to barter rice for oil with Iran in the clearest example to date of how the triple...

  21. October 8, 2008

    UN food agency in warning over harm caused by biofuel growth

    Biofuels are doing more harm than good, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation said yesterday, in its...

  22. August 20, 2008

    UN warns of food 'neo-colonialism'

    The race by food-importing countries to secure farmland overseas to improve their food security risks creating a...

  23. August 19, 2008

    UN warns of food ‘neo-colonialism’

    The race by food-importing countries to secure farmland overseas to improve their food security risks creating a...

  24. June 5, 2008

    High food prices for ‘years to come’

    Countries failed on Thursday to agree fresh policies to tackle the food crisis even as the declaration of the UN summit...

  25. June 5, 2008

    Food summit to sidestep biofuels impasse

    The United Nations food summit was last night set to bypass the dispute over biofuels and their impact on rising food...

  26. June 5, 2008

    Biofuels stalemate passed over at summit

    The United Nations food summit was last night set to by-pass the dispute over biofuels and their impact on rising food...

  27. June 4, 2008

    Food summit to sidestep biofuels impasse

    The United Nations food summit was on Wednesday night set to bypass the dispute over biofuels and their impact on rising...

  28. June 3, 2008

    Rich nations attacked over biofuels

    Rich countries came under attack on Tuesday at the United Nations food summit for their biofuel subsidies and production...

  29. June 2, 2008

    UN food head seeks tenfold rise in aid

    Rich countries must increase their aid to agriculture tenfold to $30bn (£15bn) a year to help resolve the global food...

  30. June 2, 2008

    Food crisis 'demands agriculture aid rise'

    Rich countries must increase their aid to agriculture tenfold to $30bn a year to help resolve the global food crisis,...

  31. June 2, 2008

    UN food chief seeks huge farm aid boost

    Rich countries must increase their aid to agriculture tenfold to $30bn (£15bn) a year to help resolve the global food...

  32. June 1, 2008

    UN food chief seeks tenfold rise in aid

    Rich countries must increase their aid to agriculture tenfold to $30bn (£15bn) a year to help resolve the global food...

  33. May 17, 2008

    UN urges aid shift to help tackle food crisis

    Japan and other Group of Eight countries should shift a greater proportion of their overseas development assistance to...

  34. April 12, 2008

    UN warns on cost of cereals imports

    The world's poor countries will spend about $38.7bn importing cereals this year, double the amount they paid two years ago...

  35. April 11, 2008

    Poorest countries hit by higher cereal import bill

    The world’s poorest countries will spend nearly $40bn importing cereals this year, double the amount they paid just two...

  36. March 6, 2008

    Invest oil money in food, UN says

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has called on the oil-producing countries of the Middle East to invest...

  37. December 18, 2007

    Rising prices set to worsen global hunger

    Record prices for major agricultural commodities and a reduction in the volume of food aid means there is a serious risk...

  38. December 17, 2007

    Global hunger set to worsen says FAO

    Record prices for major agricultural commodities and a reduction in the volume of food aid means there is a serious risk...

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