India imposes major rice export ban, triggering inflation fears

India on Thursday ordered a halt to its largest rice export category in a move that will roughly halve shipments by the world’s largest exporter of the grain, triggering fears…

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Why allowing Ukraine to ship grain during Russia’s war matters to the world

Agreements that the United Nations and Turkey brokered with Ukraine and Russia to allow food and fertilizer to get from the warring nations to parts of the world where millions…

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El Nino is threatening rice crops while grain supplies already are squeezed by the war in Ukraine

Warmer, drier weather because of an earlier than usual El Nino is expected to hamper rice production across Asia, hitting global food security in a world still reeling from the…

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A dry drainage channel of crops fields at the Donana National Park in Aznalcaraz, southern Spain. (Photo by Cristina Quicler / AFP)

We may be underestimating the climate risk to crops

The risks of harvest failures in multiple global breadbaskets have been underestimated, according to a study Tuesday that researchers said should be a “wake-up call” about the threat climate change…

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UN, Russia grain, fertiliser exports talks end without breakthrough

United Nations chiefs held talks with Russian officials Friday on the Black Sea agreements on exporting grain and fertilisers, eight days before one of the deals is set to expire….

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Studies show that, in the Asia Pacific region, one and a half years ago, the cost of an energy-sufficient diet was approaching one dollar per person per day. The cost of a healthy diet per person per day had exceeded 3.50 dollars. That makes healthy food unaffordable for many people when the poverty line is 2 dollars per day. (Photo by AFP)

Most important thing is to ensure no one is hungry

Food insecurity might not be an issue that many people in Thailand worry much about. The recent economic hardships from the impacts of COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine, which…

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