food security

‘There is money to be made out of hunger’: A look at global food security

‘There is money to be made out of hunger’: A look at global food security

The ongoing food crisis has been described as a “very complex emergency” by academic and IPES-Food expert, Raj Patel who...

July 10, 2022

FAO: Serious risk of global food-access crisis

FAO: Serious risk of global food-access crisis

The world is at serious risk of a food-access crisis, the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of...

July 6, 2022

‘We must act now’ to tackle threats to food security – Poots

‘We must act now’ to tackle threats to food security – Poots

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has told the UK Agriculture Partnership (UKAP) that “we must act now and we...

July 5, 2022

$17m project to help Ukrainian farmers save harvest

$17m project to help Ukrainian farmers save harvest

To address the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the global agricultural sector, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of...

July 5, 2022

International wheat organisation to launch its Strategic Research Agenda

International wheat organisation to launch its Strategic Research Agenda

The Wheat Initiative will launch its updated Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) next week, highlighting current challenges in global wheat research...

June 29, 2022

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

Report from Scotland’s food security taskforce published

The findings of a taskforce set up to respond to any potential disruption to food security and supply, resulting from...

June 23, 2022

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine are entering into a...

June 16, 2022

Nation is at ‘high risk’ of a food crisis – NFU

Nation is at ‘high risk’ of a food crisis – NFU

The nation is at high risk of a food crisis if the government does not act fast and support British...

June 7, 2022

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

A proposal made by a German federal minister suggests that global food-supply shortages could be eliminated by limiting the domestic...

May 28, 2022

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, David Brown believes that the ongoing war in Ukraine has highlighted the importance and fragility...

May 24, 2022

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture...

May 20, 2022

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

The United Nations (UN) has said that food and fertiliser produced by Russia and Belarus must return to world markets...

May 19, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022

Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

The developing world could soon be faced with significant food shortages if Ukraine is unable to export crop products, according...

May 17, 2022

FAO: G7 nations urged to help anticipate future food shortages

FAO: G7 nations urged to help anticipate future food shortages

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called on the G7 nations to help anticipate future...

May 13, 2022

AGCO ransomware attack casts shadow over cybersecurity

AGCO ransomware attack casts shadow over cybersecurity

Last week AGCO released a rather short statement noting that it had suffered a ransomware attack on May 5, 2022...

May 10, 2022

Opinion: What might farmers be chatting about at the Balmoral Show?

Opinion: What might farmers be chatting about at the Balmoral Show?

This year’s Balmoral Show (May 11-14) takes place against the backdrop of real change impacting every sector of agriculture in...

May 10, 2022

Experts warn that ‘excessive’ commodity speculation threatens food security

Experts warn that ‘excessive’ commodity speculation threatens food security

World leading food systems experts are today (Friday, May 6) warning “underlying rigidities, weaknesses and flaws in global food systems”...

May 6, 2022