FAO Food Insecurity report: hunger falls to under 800 million

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization released its report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015. Good news is: the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped to roughly 795 million. But statistics are complicated, and hunger remains a critical problem in regions of protracted political and environmental crises. Some regions fare […]

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Online tool predicts technologies’ effects on agriculture

The International Food Policy Research Institute has developed an online tool aimed at predicting the effects of various technologies on farming yields worldwide. The goal is to help policymakers determine where and how to invest in which technologies so farmers benefit in the end. Here’s the tool. Here’s the SciDev.Net story about it.