Worst outbreak in 27 years | Swarms of locusts threaten food supply

Swarms of desert locusts have been ravaging crops in the Middle East, Eastern Africa, Pakistan and India in what seems to be the worst outbreak in 27 years. The crop-destroying insects search for green areas to satiate their enormous appetite, creating a major threat to food security in the affected regions, the UN Food Agency … Read more Worst outbreak in 27 years | Swarms of locusts threaten food supply

An end to hunger

COVID-19 has not stopped China’s determination to eradicate poverty in 2020. Ensuring food security has played a crucial part in the poverty alleviation progress. In the fourth episode of CGTN’s “Decoding the Future” series, CGTN anchor Zou Yue talks to the “Father of Hybrid Rice,” Yuan Longping, and explains how the technology can sustain a … Read more An end to hunger

UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 (22 May) This year’s message for the International Day for Biological Diversity is clear. Our solutions are in nature. Preserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is necessary for mitigating climate disruption, guaranteeing water and food security and even preventing pandemics. COVID-19 –which emanated from … Read more UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

World bee day: massive declines in insect populations are “a threat to our food security”

UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. Tom Burke, the chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, was our guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more World bee day: massive declines in insect populations are “a threat to our food security”

What do hybrid crops mean for the future of food security?

China’s 2020 Two Sessions are right around the corner. To explore some of the scientific and technological topics that will be discussed at this year’s meetings, CGTN is launching a special series called “Decoding the Future.” In this episode, we’ll focus on hybrid rice. But what exactly is hybrid rice, why is it so important … Read more What do hybrid crops mean for the future of food security?

Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen reported that violence continues across the country with a constant risk of escalation “which could unravel existing arrangement” and said, “We must at all costs avoid reversion to the all-out fighting and abuses and violations we have seen before.” Briefing a virtual meeting of the Security Council today … Read more Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing

Reopening across Europe and Asia

As global cases of COVID-19 cross four million, countries are fighting to save lives from the virus and livelihoods from the economic downfall. Alarms have been sounded for developing and developed countries alike. Unemployment, economic recession and food security are among the most pressing challenges. How serious is the situation? What are governments and international … Read more Reopening across Europe and Asia

Petersberg Climate Dialogue & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Climate – Deputy Secretary-General/European Union/Sahel – Solidarity with New York City – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/LGBTI People, – COVID-19/ Safety and Health at Work – COVID-19/Samoa – COVID-19/DRC, – Afghanistan – Myanmar – Colombia – Yemen – Security Council/Middle … Read more Petersberg Climate Dialogue & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 April 2020)

Coronavirus lockdown boosts back-yard cultivation in the UK

Living under lockdown is inspiring many people to try growing fruit and vegetables in their back gardens as people expect coronavirus lockdowns to hit food supply chains. In the UK, demand for seeds is soaring, as are searches for advice on how to grow your own food. It is not just plants that people are … Read more Coronavirus lockdown boosts back-yard cultivation in the UK

Southeast Asia’s food supply chain could be upended

Singapore has built a solid reputation as the most food secure country, while other regional economies fall much lower on the annual Global Food Security Index. With COVID-19 impacting nations across the world, and lockdowns being extended, can Southeast Asian countries maintain their food supply chains? CGTN’s Miro Lu has the story. #SoutheastAsia #food security … Read more Southeast Asia’s food supply chain could be upended

Thailand sees food security threat amid lockdown

In Thailand, the lockdown and travel restrictions mean migrant workers cannot enter from neighboring countries. This has affected planting and harvesting, causing shortages of staple crops and rising prices. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: … Read more Thailand sees food security threat amid lockdown

Is coronavirus threatening food security? – Inside Story

Widespread famines of biblical proportions. The UN is warning covid-19 could cause an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. It says the number of people who cannot get enough to eat could double by the end of the year. That is more than quarter of a billion people. 21,000 people already die of hunger every day. And that … Read more Is coronavirus threatening food security? – Inside Story

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Famines of ‘Biblical Proportions,’ UN Warns

The threat of social and political unrest around the world is rising as the coronavirus crisis fuels discontent amid food shortages, job losses and lockdowns. That may particularly impact nations that are already battling food crises, according to a report from 16 organizations including United Nations agencies and the European Union. The number of people … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Famines of ‘Biblical Proportions,’ UN Warns

“The forecasts for food security in 2020 look bleak” said FAO chief

Briefing by Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the protection of civilians in armed conflict: Protecting civilians from conflict induced hunger during the Security Council Open VTC (21 April 2020). — Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu highlighted how the newly released 2020 Global Report … Read more “The forecasts for food security in 2020 look bleak” said FAO chief