If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.
Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don’t receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing areas.
The Federal Public Ministry will launch an investigation into delays in resolving one of the cases highlighted in the recent Oxfam report "Nothing sweet about it."
Many indigenous communities across Mato Gross do Sul are fighting for official recognition of their ownership of the land but it is a lengthy process - in the meantime agro-industrial companies have wasted no time in clearing the land which the community believes will be planted with sugar cane.
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common in Russia, and the 2012 drought confirmed this trend.
Oxfam urges the Colombian government to close the loopholes that allowed Cargill – the world’s largest agricultural commodity trader – to acquire over 52,000 hectares of land in Colombia’s Altillanura region through 36 shell companies between 2010 and 2012.
Colombian law sets limits on the purchase of land previously awarded by the state to beneficiaries of agrarian reform processes, in order to avoid concentration of ownership and to
As global demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it. Around the world poor farmers are being kicked off their land to grow sugar, leaving them hungry and homeless.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit in 2012, promised to reduce poverty for 50 million people over the next ten years by increasing private investmen
Climate change will leave families caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions.