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Latin American Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Eliminate Hunger

Latin American and Caribbean countries reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger during a United Nations conference on food and agriculture in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend. continue reading »

Thousands Demand Food, Jobs in Mexico City

Thousands of peasants, workers, university students and unemployed people took to the streets of Mexico City to demand that the government provide more resources to farmers, guarantee the provision of food and boost job creation. The protesters also called for economic and political changes to improve Mexicans' lives, as well as for action to fight crime. continue reading »

UN Issues ‘Red Alert’ as Soaring Food Prices Threaten World’s Poorest

Record high food prices are putting added pressure on the United Nations agency that helps feed nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people, with officials warning of a potential “perfect storm” combination of soaring costs, weather emergencies and political instability. continue reading »

UN to Help Fight Rising Hunger in Nicaragua

To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations (UN) is helping the country‚Äôs Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops. continue reading »

Number of World Hungry Dips Below 1 Billion

The UN announced in a new report that 925 million people will suffer chronic hunger, down nearly 100 million from 1.02 billion in 2009. Additionally, recent increases in food prices, if they persist, could further impede efforts to curb the number of hungry people in the world. continue reading »