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Some 'starving' in North Korea as virus measures deepen food crisis – U.N. expert

Jun 09, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Before the coronavirus crisis, more than 40% of people in North Korea are already considered food insecure, with many suffering malnutrition

FOOD INSECURITY. North Korea's border county of Kaepoong is seen from a South Korean observation post in Paju near the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on May 17, 2019. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

UN and EU say food insecurity worsens as conflicts rage

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'Conflicts and climate-related shocks have recently sent levels of world hunger marching back up, following decades of steady decline,' the UN and EU say

FOOD SECURITY. File photo from Shutterstock.

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Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Food insecurity 'widespread' in North Korea – UN-led report

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Around 41 – 10 5 million people – are undernourished says a group of UN agencies and NGOs

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Senate bill: Restaurants must donate excess food to charities

Jul 24, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The proposed Zero Food Waste Act seeks to improve the state of food security in the Philippines

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Call for justice: Prevent a repeat of the Kidapawan bloodshed

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Now is the time to support each other fight for what is right and change society for the better

Group urges Malaysia to end suspension of barter trade

Apr 16, 2016 - 3:19 PM

The Malaysian government s response to kidnapping cases in the area between the Philippines Malaysia and Indonesia is also causing locals in Tawi Tawi and Sulu to face a spike in food prices

INFOGRAPHIC: PH hunger in numbers

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Some provinces are in a tighter situation than others But why?

INFOGRAPHIC: Food security in ARMM's poorest provinces

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Many residents of Lanao del Sur Maguindanao and Sulu are not eating enough because of reasons like lack of money conflict and weather disturbances

Sibuyan: An island paradise in peril?

Nov 28, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Despite its beauty Sibuyan Island faces the threats of isolation poverty and food insecurity

Utang po: The poor have to borrow money to eat

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Among the poorest provinces in the Philippines majority of the poor borrow money from retail stores to survive food shortages

FOOD SECURITY. Among the poorest provinces in the Philippines, majority of poor families borrow money from retail stores to survive food shortage

#TheLeaderIWant: Committed to zero hunger and good governance

Oct 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Aspiring leaders should be critically examined for their commitment to end poverty and hunger among their constituents says the National Food Coalition

How a field school helps farmers end food insecurity

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:34 PM

What to do when a town that is the rice granary of Sorsogon is vulnerable to disasters and natural calamities?

Angara calls for Senate inquiry vs food insecurity and malnutrition

Jul 08, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The Senate inquiry seeks to gather government agencies to point out problems and solutions related to food insecurity and malnutrition in the Philippines

How to stop food wasting? Start in the household

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:45 AM

A Cornell University study finds that food wasting can be decreased by changing shopping and food habits at the household level

'Significant progress' in food security seen in PH – FAO report

May 29, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Despite this progress the country still faces extreme challenges of malnutrition and hunger

Asia Pacific still home to most of world's undernourished – report

May 29, 2015 - 12:13 AM

Despite halving the number of undernourished people the Asia Pacific still has 490 million people suffering from chronic hunger

Toward an effective ASEAN strategy against hunger

May 05, 2015 - 11:40 PM

In ending hunger in the ASEAN region it is important to incorporate priorities in constructed strategies

Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:17 AM

A survey conducted since December 2014 indicates that 15 7 of the population or 2 588 128 people are in a situation of food insecurity including 410 297 in severe insecurity

How conflict can lead to food insecurity and hunger

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Decades long conflict between the forces of the government and groups like the MILF and MNLF leave a huge part of Mindanao in poverty

Up to one million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries: UN

Dec 17, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015

Liberian street artist Stephen Doe paints on September 8, 2014 a mural to inform people about the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia. Photo by Dominique Faget / AFP

What climate change means to the world's hungry people

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Climate change threatens food security by destroying the already depleting resources of developing countries

SATING HUNGER. Children line up at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/ EPA

How can government lower food prices in the Philippines?

Oct 27, 2014 - 6:38 PM

The former head of the Bureau of Agricultural Research Dr Eliseo Ponce also identifies the factors behind the hike in the country s food prices

DSWD survey: Beneficiaries spend P200 on food daily

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:59 PM

About 72 of respondents say they spend at least P200 on daily meals Majority say their food budget only partly covers 3 meals a day

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

An early warning system for hunger and food insecurity helps local government units create timely interventions

A defining moment for climate change

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

In Bonn it is our hope that the world will be able to finally move forward even if slowly at first toward consensus


Organic farming: The answer to food insecurity in Yolanda-hit areas

May 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Eulita Dumpay and her family struggle to make ends meet when Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed their only source of livelihood – coconut farming

MOTIVATED. Eulita Dumpay is determined to cultivate the land with vegetables to sustain their family’s needs. She says she will use organic fertilizers while they are waiting to plant new coconut trees. All photos by Leoniza Morales.

Unicef: 50,000 children could die in months in S. Sudan

Apr 12, 2014 - 11:01 AM

The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011

#TalkThursday: Inclusive growth to end hunger

Mar 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Is it possible to see an end to hunger in the PH? DSWD Secretary Soliman Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo and WFP country director Praveen Agrawal discuss

How food insecurity threatens us

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines has the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia s tiger cub economies from 2005 to 2012 says the FAO

  • FOOD INSECURE. More than a quarter of Filipino adults are food insecure as of the latest National Nutrition Survey from 2011. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler

Brazil dreams of zero hunger

Dec 14, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Through Brazil s government program Fome Zero a well informed public becomes the country s greatest weapon against hunger

Did you know you can help stop hunger?

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:07 AM

Watch and share and be a step closer to creating greater awareness about hunger

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Voices from the field: Farmers need more gov't assistance

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Farmers say they need more government support for more sustainable livelihood

SURVIVING. Rolando Merto shares his experience of hunger during a disaster, and the challenges of being a farmer and a fisherman. Photo by Karen Liao/Rappler