Extreme weather such as intense storms, droughts and heat waves will cause more frequent and severe food shortages as the global climate and food supply systems change, British and American experts warned.
In five years from now, Peru is poised to become the world’s biggest agro exporting superpower.
Global food prices have continued to plummet, aided by a weak euro and the low cost of crude oil.
Sustainably feeding 9 billion people by 2050 simply cannot be achieved without critical and catalytic agricultural research, development and delivery programs according to experts. The truth is, there is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable.
Food security has always been a crucial issue in every country and there is an increasing global concern in it after 2007/8 food crises which not only wiped out a significant proportion of progress made in the previous two decades but also created legitimacy crises for many regimes and posed existential threats to several weak states.
Most of the seeds from 1,400 gene banks around the world are now in safe storage behind heavy steel doors, deep in a mountainside in Norway's High Arctic, so priceless genes from this planet won't be lost if disaster strikes.
India will try to convince China to back its stand on securing an agreement on food security at the World Trade Organisation simultaneously with a trade facilitation pact, when talks resume this month.
More than 80 percent of the valuable crop seeds kept in a gene bank in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been shipped to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway for safekeeping, the bank's director general.
China will continue to seek self-reliance in staple production and that strict standards will still apply to genetically modified (GM) foods according to its senior Chinese agricultural official.
Coinciding with tens of thousands of protesters in Berlin over the weekend, demanding fundamental changes to the global agricultural policies, Iran and Germany met to boost agriculture and food cooperation.
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