World Food Program

Climate Conference focuses on agriculture today, the underpinning of nutrition, food security, health

ImageAgriculture was a major focus today in Durban as part of the 17th annual UN Climate Change Conference. The effects of climate change on food production, ranging from droughts and floods to the even moderate shifts in temperature and conditions that can dramatically change the yields or viability of staple crops constitutes one of the major ways that climate change endangers health around the world. 

Africa teeters on the brink of famine


A severe drought in the Horn of Africa is exacerbating an ongoing food crisis, one that affects close to 10 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Some aid groups are calling the situation a "pre-famine" — and the situation threatens to get much worse.

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