Tagged: global food crisis

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Breaking the Ramadan fast in Bangladesh. Photo: Andrew Biraj/Oxfam

Rising food prices and a lack of political will has affected how millions of people across the world have been breaking their fasts during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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The G8 Agriculture meeting in Italy is heading for a profound failure with ministers dithering about the bold action needed to tackle the global food crisis. The Italian Agriculture Minister Luca Zaia’s opening promise of “three days that will make history" is sounding very hollow.

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The Phon family work farm their rice paddy in Kompong Thom, central Cambodia. The relative cost of rice has doubled over the past two years. Adults are going hungry so the children can eat.' Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

More than 75,000 people will die of hunger during the three days that G8 Agriculture Ministers will meet to talk about the food crisis. Oxfam is warning Ministers that the answer to the global food crisis is not increased production in rich countries but support for the world’s poorest farmers.

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