The Scope of Global Hunger

Global Food Politics

HPSofi2013_coverThe new State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 report, jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WPF), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was issued last week. The report concluded that one in eight people around the world—some 842 million people—are chronically undernourished. While this represents an improvement from the peak in the early 1990s, the FAO warns that the world will fall short of meeting the Millennium Development Goal of halving the prevalence of global hunger by 2015. The report also concluded that landlocked countries and countries that had experienced conflict during the past two decades faced higher levels of hunger, while those that combined social policies and other measures to increase the income of the poor had lower levels of hunger. Higher remittance levels were also positively correlated with lower levels of hunger. Geographically, Asia remains home…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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