Food shortage
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North Korea party meeting set to discuss 'urgent' food issue

It’s uncommon for North Korea to hold two different party plenaries in a span of two months.

published on : 6th February 2023
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Millets offer solution to growing food demands: EAM Jaishankar

Millets were among the first crops to be domesticated in India with several evidence of its consumption during the Indus valley civilization.

published on : 2nd January 2023
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‘Knocking on famine’s door’: UN food chief wants action now

The WFP chief said he also met with a group of billionaires on Wednesday night. He said he told them they had “a moral obligation” and “need to care.”

published on : 23rd September 2022
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Pakistani PM says his flooded country faces food shortages

Pakistan heavily relies on its agriculture and occasionally exports its surplus wheat to Afghanistan and other countries. 

published on : 12th September 2022
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Sri Lanka aims to cut fiscal deficit in budget 2023 amidst economic crisis: Senior minister

Sri Lanka is planning to cut the budget deficit to 6.8 per cent of gross domestic product in 2023 from an expected 9.9 per cent in 2022," said Bandula Gunawardena, the Cabinet spokesman.

published on : 23rd August 2022
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Sri Lankan economic crisis: Over six million face food insecurity due to record inflation, reports UN body

The economic crisis will push families into hunger and poverty - some for the first time - adding to the half a million people who the World Bank estimates have fallen below the poverty line.

published on : 7th July 2022
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UN chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

“There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022,” Guetteres said in a video message to officials from dozens of rich and developing countries gathered in Berlin. 

published on : 24th June 2022
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Sri Lanka economic crisis: Army roped in to till barren land to ramp up food production

The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee on June 16 to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka.

published on : 18th June 2022
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Take holiday to grow food now, Sri Lanka tells civil servants as food shortage looms

The island nation's unprecedented economic downturn has left several staple foods in short supply, along with petrol and medicines, and rampant inflation is ravaging household budgets.

published on : 14th June 2022
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More than half of Afghanistan's population dependent on humanitarian assistance: UNHCR

As per a local survey, the rate of poverty in the country has exceeded 95 per cent since the fall of the former government while 56 per cent are seeking to leave the country amid a drop in daily incom

published on : 28th May 2022
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Sri Lanka exchange halts again after 13 per cent plunge

Equities have shed nearly 40 percent of their value since January, with the local currency falling by a similar amount against the greenback in the past month. 

published on : 25th April 2022
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Famine-threatened Yemenis fear impact of Ukraine war

Already teetering on the edge of famine, war-ravaged Yemen fears a shortage of the staple food ingredient because of a different war -- in Ukraine.

published on : 10th April 2022
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Ukraine war's impact on wheat threatens hunger in Sudan: Aid group

Fighting and sanctions have disrupted grain shipments from Russia and Ukraine, which between them account for nearly 30 per cent of global wheat exports.

published on : 21st March 2022
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Significance of Water and Food

In survival theory, there is a rule of threes.

published on : 6th March 2022