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Sanctions side effect hits Iran's food system

Iran's food distribution system is in crisis even though Western sanctions do not directly target the market, badly hurting the poor and turning some staples into luxuries. Private importers are shrinking away from deals made

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UAE director highlights Africa’s food crisis

Africa’s Sahel food crisis has been brought to centre stage with a new short video from a top Emirati filmmaker and supporter of Oxfam, the confederation of 15 organisations which combats poverty and injustice. The looming food crisis in A

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Global food crisis worsens says Oxfam

UK charity Oxfam, warning that food demand will have jumped by 70 percent by 2050, said soaring food prices and weather and financial shocks had aggravated the hunger crisis and that the global food economy was broken. 'The food system

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Food crisis looms in India

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years. Forecasts of a norm

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Hydroponics takes root in Bahrain

A call has gone out to create village farms across Bahrain, using a revolutionary method called Hydroponics to grow crops for local consumption. Hydroponics, which involves growing plants without soil, could help Bahrain combat the effects

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Mauritania curbs fish export

Mauritania plans to impose a ban on the export of three varieties of fish following the food crisis in the country, according to a government official. The bluefish, mullet and meagre have been specially reserved for domestic consumption a

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Food crisis, silent famine to continue: World Bank

There is no end in sight to global food shortages and multiple crises from climate change and energy and water scarcity will soon intensify what is already a silent famine, the World Bank said on Wednesday.   'There may be a

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'Bumper harvests will end global food crisis'

The global food crisis that saw prices of foodgrains touch record levels will soon end, after farmers around the world planted more, said a senior Indian government official, according to a report. 'I don't think there's a cris

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Seed banks can tackle global food crisis says study

Drought-tolerant seeds from the seed banks could be the solution to world food shortages in a time of climate change, according to a study by Native Seeds/SEARCH, a 25-year-old non-profit organisation. Three-quarters of the food supply cur

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Doha round failure will affect GCC states

The Gulf states will be adversely affected if the Doha round fails, stated an analyst, in a report. The Doha round has remained deadlocked over differences related to subsidies in the farm sector. During talks in July, trade minis

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