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Food Security: Destroyed Agricultural Infrastructure Drops Production in Syria

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Irrigation canals have been severely damaged, large poultry farms have been destroyed, and now close to 10 percent of Syrians who remained inside the country's borders are in need of food assistance — these are just a few of the side effects of the ongoing conflict in the war-torn country that will likely have ramifications on food security for years to come.

The Stream, October 16: World Food Day

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World Food Day Yesterday was Global Handwashing Day, and today…

The Stream, August 3: Floods Wipe Out North Korea's Drinking Water

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More than 3 million Syrians will require food aid over the next…
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Global Perspectives: How Dry Weather in Argentina Could Affect Chicken Prices in Chicago

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A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

The Stream, December 16: Australia's New Food Bowl

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An expansive new irrigation proposal could turn northern Australia…

The Stream, December 13: Climate Quandary

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Delegates to the climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa,…

Price Volatility: Food and Water Insecurities Require Deep Pockets

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Adding pressure to already strained budgets, the price of food is expected to remain high and quite volatile on the heels of this year's extreme floods and droughts. Though price increases are occurring globally, they are hitting hardest in the developing world.

Haitian Earthquake Provides Lessons for Similarly Vulnerable Countries

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As recovery efforts in Haiti focus on supplying clean water to a region in which the water infrastructure was destroyed, a Maltese engineer thinks his earthquake-prone country, which sits just south of Sicily, could face a similar crisis

Food Security Summit Calls for National Governments to Act Now

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The World Summit on Food Security was a forum for raising awareness and encouraging international action, said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, at the end of the event.

Lake Chad Could be Gone in 20 Years, Seminar Finds

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Shrinking Lake Chad. Images courtesy NASAUN Agency tries to draw attention, and more water to Lake Chad.