16 September 2014, Rome – About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. The overall trend in hunger reduction in developing countries means that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is within reach. To date, 63 developing (...)
As the UN Food and Agriculture Organization releases its annual flagship report ‘State of Food Insecurity in the World’, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, provides an overview of the key findings, including the latest hunger figures, regional differences and the four pillars required to create an enabling environment for food and nutrition security.
11 September 2014, Rome--- FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010. The index's August average of 196.6 points represents a decrease of 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July. With the exception of meat, prices for all of the commodities measured by the index dipped markedly.
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