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#Food Crisis

# food-crisis - Monday 13 April, 2020

Locust swarms in Ethiopia creating food crisis for a million people
# Locusts
# Locusts

Locust swarms in Ethiopia creating food crisis for a million people

Apr 13th 2020, 4:30 PM 85,718 Views 46 Comments

The swarms have damaged half a million acres of cropland.

# food-crisis - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Sep 10th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,434 Views 18 Comments

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

# food-crisis - Saturday 11 August, 2012

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll
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# In Focus

6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll

Aug 11th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,193 Views 9 Comments

There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.

# food-crisis - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’
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# Read Me

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

May 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 72 Views 27 Comments

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

# food-crisis - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
# Food Crisis
# Food Crisis

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Feb 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 1,662 Views 27 Comments

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# food-crisis - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?

Oct 17th 2011, 7:30 AM 92 Views 35 Comments

Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.

# food-crisis - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
# Child Deaths
# Child Deaths

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Aug 16th 2011, 5:46 PM 177 Views 5 Comments

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# food-crisis - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia
# Somalia
# Somalia

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Aug 15th 2011, 5:10 PM 404 Views 0 Comments

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group
# Somalia
# Somalia

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

Aug 15th 2011, 11:45 AM 251 Views 1 Comment

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,