Food and Hunger

Population, Global Food Security & Empowering People

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Can the world improve food security in the face of rising food prices, population growth, climate change, poverty, and gender inequality? New research in the journal Climatic Change found that a changing climate will likely push food prices up 20 to 40%, regardless of cuts to future carbon emissions.  As reported
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Improving Food Security in Africa – Women Are the Answer

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The headlines out of the Sahel region of Africa (and Sub-Saharan Africa) are not good, and are reflective of climate change, food insecurity, and poverty.  The situation highlights the need to invest in and empower women as one answer to these problems. The Food & Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Situation Update on
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Seafood Insecurity

Oct 9th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org One billion poor people around the world rely upon fish and seafood as their primary source of protein. Climate change is putting these people at high risk for food insecurity, and they also face a very serious threat to their livelihoods as fisherfolk, according to the recent report Ocean-Based Food Security
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Africa: Green Cities & the Challenges of Urbanization

Sep 24th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org It is estimated that globally, every two seconds, two people move into cities. Currently twenty-two percent, or 1.5 billion people, live in 600 cities around the world. Africa is home to the fastest growing countries in terms of population growth. It is projected that the continent will double from 1.1 billion
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You Choose: The Future of 7 Billion

Oct 27th, 2011 | By
Graph courtesy of the Bixby Center on Population, Health & Sustainability

 By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, October 27, 2011 Demographers predict the 7 billionth child will likely be born on October 31st in India or China. No one really knows, of course, but the odds are in favor of the birth happening in one of those two countries, which between them have 2.5 billion people, or 1/3rd
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8 Ways to Look at 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

  We came across this post by Kathy Zhang for the Earth Institute at Columbia College:   Children wait in a line to receive medical treatment from the UN Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 25, 2008. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Post written by Kathy Zhang Interested in learning more about the world’s population? Here are
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By


Cut and Run: The Costs of Not Supporting Family Planning

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

 Another day, another battle in Congress over budget cuts. This  time it is over international family planning assistance. Do we  fund it, or let the 215 million women who would rather avoid  pregnancy but don’t have the knowledge of or access to  reproductive health services just go on with business as usual?  The answer is
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