18 June 2013Malnutrition Costs Uganda 5 Per Cent Of GDP
Thought-provoking articles that deal with hunger and the issues involved in meeting the hunger challenge.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an important new phase of life-saving food assistance to Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Tajikistan, along with their family members, with the goal of building on past successes in increasing cure rates and lowering death rates from the disease, according to the WFP CO in Tajikistan.
It is lamentable that the deep and persistent economic woes in the U.S. and Europe are breeding a certain dangerous myopia in international development affairs. “Americans are more resolute in their desire to put their own house in order,” notes the Chicago Council’s report on its fascinating 2010 national survey of American public opinion. It is very aptly titled, “Constrained Internationalism: Adapting to New Realities.”
Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.
To outsiders it is just another vegetable. To South Koreans, the long-leafed cabbage is part of the national identity as the most common staple ingredient of kimchi, the spicy pickled vegetable dish that accompanies every meal. But a frosty spring and hot summer followed by autumn floods ruined this year's crop and caused prices to rise between three- and fivefold – though some whisper darkly that hoarders have contributed to the problem.