Food Prices

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  • What Causes Hunger?

    Cuases Of Hunger Main Image

    05/11/2013 — Food Prices

    The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. So why does hunger exist?

  • Nepal: High Food Prices Makes Life Painful

    23/10/2012 — Food Prices

    Food prices have been on the rise in the Himalayan nation – one of the poorest countries in the world – where nearly a quarter of the 26 million population live below the national poverty

  • Better Tools Needed To Protect Poor From Hunger

    Ertharin Cousin FAO

    16/10/2012 — Food Prices

    Climate change and volatile food prices make the world’s poorest ever more vulnerable to hunger. That’s why social protection mechanisms and resilience strategies are increasingly important, says WFP Executive Ertharin Cousin, outlining some of the

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  • 10/11/2015 — Food Prices

    We'll Call You Back: WFP's 2 Way Communications in DRC

    In Goma, WFP sends out automated SMS surveys to student key informants to collect food prices in the local markets. The information is then recorded into an Interactive Voice Response system that beneficiaries can call to listen to information on food prices, WFP distribution dates, and phone survey dates free of charge. For more information on the project, please visit the VAM blog. http://mvam.org/

  • 13/12/2012 — Food Prices

    Poor Malawi Farmers Receive Cash Through Mobile Phone

    With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay.

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