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Agrifood 07-06-2022

Hunger hotspots: UN warns current food insecurity worse than Arab Spring

Acute food insecurity will likely deteriorate further in 20 countries over the coming months, according to a new report from the world’s major food organisations, who warn the current situation is already worse than during the 2011 Arab Spring.
Agrifood 25-03-2022

EU food supply will remain secure, but less accessible for Europe’s poorest

Food supply is not at stake in the EU despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, but soaring food prices may mean low-income households struggle to access it, according to the European Commission’s new communication on food security.
Development Policy 17-03-2017

Extra €165m from EU for drought crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia

The EU announced on Friday (17 March) a further €165m for drought-stricken parts of eastern Africa, during a visit by Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica to Addis Ababa, the continent's diplomatic capital.
Global Europe 21-09-2016

EU adds its voice condemning attack on Syria humanitarian convoy

The EU has added its voice to the international row over the deadly attack on a humanitarian convoy near Aleppo on Monday (19 September), but - unlike the USA - it did not point its finger at Russia.
Development Policy 28-06-2016

El Niño plunges southern Madagascar into famine

The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 03-03-2016

Drought-hit Ethiopia reinvents itself as upmarket tourist destination

With the worst drought in 50 years, some 18 million people dependent on emergency food supplies, and aid agencies warning the money and the aid will run out in two months, it seems a strange time for Ethiopia to be marketing itself as an upmarket tourist destination.

EU food aid cuts to hit Portuguese poor

Spending cuts to EU food aid programmes could leave Portugal's growing ranks of poor with even emptier plates, experts say.
Agrifood 25-04-2013

US plan for EU-style food aid policy seen as boost for farmers, nutrition

SPECIAL REPORT / The Obama administration is proposing a major overhaul of food aid that would for the first time put America’s overseas policy in line with European practices of providing cash and other alternatives to bulk shipments.
Development Policy 15-01-2013

Oxfam: Africa can produce the food it needs

The number of people who go hungry in Africa’s poorest countries is growing despite advances in food production, say Oxfam researchers who urge European donors and African governments to invest more in small farms and give rural people a bigger stake in decision-making.
Public Affairs 19-08-2010

Georgieva wants EU flag to shine in disaster areas

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said yesterday (18 August) that she would strive to make sure that the EU, which is usually the biggest donor in disaster areas, sees its flag fly. She claimed this had not been possible so far because humanitarian organisations responsible for distributing EU aid had insisted on pushing their brand instead.
Agrifood 19-10-2009

UN wants tripling of agricultural development aid

World leaders should more than triple the share of agriculture in official development aid to reach 17%, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on World Food Day (16 October).
Agrifood 19-01-2009

UN calls for global food security plan

United Nations officials last week called on governments, donors and other stakeholders to set up a global partnership for food security at a high-level meeting convened in Madrid for the end of January.
Agrifood 05-12-2008

EU approves €1 billion food aid for Third World

The European Parliament yesterday (4 December) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to provide a  €1 billion food aid facility  to help developing countries deal with soaring food prices.  
Agrifood 25-11-2008

Aid agencies welcome EU food deal for world’s poorest

Development NGOs such as Oxfam have largely welcomed an agreement reached by EU budget ministers and MEPs on 21 November to provide €1 billion to the world's poorest farmers, but urged the EU to address the "structural problems" that fuelled the food crisis.
Agrifood 18-11-2008

How Europe should tackle the global food crisis

"The time has come for Europe to take the lead by introducing collective international action and regulation" to tackle the food crisis, argues French Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier in the autumn edition of Europe's World.
Agrifood 15-10-2008

Responding to the global food crisis

The current crisis in the global food system, caused by dramatic price rises, provides an opportunity to assure long-term food security and avoid problems in future, argue three essays in the annual report of the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Agrifood 04-07-2008

Food crisis talks put renewed focus on agriculture

Concerns about skyrocketing food prices and growing pressures on land and water were the focus of a high level conference in Brussels yesterday (3 July). Most participants agreed that agricultural markets and farm output need to be improved in order to feed the planet's growing population.
Climate change 05-09-2005

EU to send US emergency aid after storm kills thousands

The United States have formally called on the EU, NATO and other international donors to send emergency aid, six days after hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving thousands dead.
Agrifood 23-08-2002

EU disapproves of US GM food aid to Africa

The EU has rejected Washington's plea to reassure famine-stricken African countries that genetically modified food aid from the US is safe.