March 5, 2003 |
Seven years after the target was set, the world is far short of cutting in half the number of hungry people by 2015, a new study by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization warned. "The number of hungry people is expected to decline from around 800 million today to about 440 million in 2030," the Rome-based group said. "The target of the ... World Food Summit in 1996, to reduce the number of hungry by half by 2015, will not even be met by 2030."
July 25, 2000 |
North Korea faces grave food shortages again this year, and food production could drop unless rainfall increases before the harvest, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said. "The current food supply situation still remains precarious," the Rome-based FAO said in a report after a joint FAO-World Food Program mission visited the country from June 20 to July 1.
June 12, 1990 |
Edouard Saouma, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, warned Africa that it is on the path to total destruction of its natural resources. Saouma told delegates from 51 nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, that the continent faces "an extremely serious threat of accelerated, continent-wide environmental decline, with the inevitable outcome in the long term of total depletion."
March 11, 1987 |
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday that it has approved $9.6 million worth of emergency food aid for refugees in Mexico, Djibouti, Sudan and Uganda. The FAO said Mexico will get food aid worth around $940,000 to help Guatemalan refugees and Djibouti will get food worth around $640,000 to help Ethiopian refugees. It said that aid to Sudan is to help displaced people from the south of the country. Uganda is to get $1.
July 10, 2001 |
Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of widespread famine, threatening millions of lives, after a third successive year of drought, the U.N. World Food Program said. A U.N. mission to Afghanistan in May warned that the almost total failure of this year's harvest meant that 5 million people would require food aid to survive, the WFP said.
October 18, 1987 |
President Reagan saluted small farmers in the United States and around the world Friday as part of a global observance of World Food Day. "No group of Americans is more deserving of this country's respect and gratitude," Reagan said in a statement broadcast at ceremonies at the Department of Agriculture. World Food Day is observed every year on the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.