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# Food security

Last month
September 2023
Ireland battles 'Ukraine fatigue' at UN and will confirm €23m in non-lethal funding for Kyiv
Micheál Martin is expected to announce additional funding for Ukraine this week.
This year
WHO to expand support for farmers to grow food instead of tobacco
Following a successful pilot scheme in Kenya, the UN wants to expand it to other countries and continents.
Last year
Opinion: Famine is now threatening millions in Africa just as it once did in Ireland
World Vision Ireland’s Gillian Barnett says millions face a terrifying reality now as crops fail and animals die.
Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger
Ambassador Patricia O’Brien has been based in the Italian capital since December, 2021.
Turkey says first grain cargo could leave Ukraine port Monday
The deal to lift the blockade is aimed at easing a global food crisis that has seen prices soar in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Opinion: 'My daughter didn’t make it. She didn’t have enough food. The life left her'
Trócaire’s Miriam Donohoe meets the families on the front line of famine in Somalia – a country facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade.
Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.
Higher prices for meats and dairy products in Ireland 'beginning to happen already'
The disruption to the supply of wheat and other grains will affect other agri-products, Teagasc explained to The Journal.
Committee set up to examine impact of Ukraine invasion on Irish food security
The National Fodder and Food Security Committee is to explore all options to minimise the impact on farms and plan in the short to medium term.
Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.
All time
Opinion: Christmas looks a little different in Somalia where tens of thousands search for food
Trócaire’s Paul Healy tells of a different Christmas in Somalia this year, among those struggling to stay alive.
Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop
Caoimhe de Barra of Trócaire says humanity must act as one on ending hunger and malnutrition.
Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.
“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”
Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees
More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.
Ireland's food security: 'It's said that modern civilisation is three meals deep'
Ireland is extremely vulnerable to external shocks in the food chain, writes Mícheál Callaghan.
Opinion: A world without hunger is everyone’s business – let's put things right
The picture is clear: without adequate food and proper nutrition, a child will not live, learn and grow up to lead a healthy and productive life.
Hunger remains 'major' global threat to world’s poorest and most vulnerable
The newest Global Hunger Index shows the unsustainable use of land, water, and energy are the biggest factors affecting the food security of the most vulnerable people around the world.
Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances
Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.
€5m Irish potato growing programme announced for Ethiopia
Irish development agency Vita has launched a Potato Centre of Excellence in Africa with an aim to provide sustainable access to food for two million people.