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Peace Is Not Sustainable in Liberia When the People Are Hungry: Liberia: Lawmaker | allAfrica.com

Grand Bassa County Representative, Byron Brown, has asserted that peace cannot be sustained and maintained in the midst of abject poverty in the Liberian society. According to him, the fragile peace of Liberia cannot be upheld when vast majority of citizens continue to “go to bed hungry.” He said the peace and stability of Liberia is not properly guaranteed when ...

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Blog From Palestine — Peace And Food Security | WFP

(photo: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum)

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin recently travelled to Palestine where she met families struggling to make ends meet with high food prices and low wages. WFP is helping them meet their food needs, but what these families really want are opportunities to provide for themselves. For more on this story, visit: Blog From Palestine–Peace And Food Security | WFP | ...

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In Search of Food and Peace in South Sudan | Blogcritics

When Gabriel Gai, a state minister for South Sudan, visited Uror county he was on a mission for peace. There were violence and cattle raiding in the area, things that have been ongoing throughout South Sudan’s Jonglei state for years. He asked the people to put down their weapons and not to fight. What did the community ask of him? They asked ...

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In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come first | Olivier De Schutter, guardian.co.uk

Growing crops for food and fuel together can work but farmers and policymakers must prioritise hungry people and think local Posted by Olivier De Schutter, Wednesday 17 October 2012 Does a U-turn in Brussels spell the end for biofuels? There is no doubting that plans to revise EU biofuel targets downwards mark a major turning point. While failing to go ...

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Land sold off and used for biofuels could have fed 1 billion people: report | RT

2 million kilometers of foreign purchased land in developing countries is either idle or used for Western biofuel production, according to a British charity. Oxfam’s report estimates an area the size of London is sold every six days. The report states that between 2000 and 2010, 60% of investment in agricultural land by foreign traders occurred in developing countries with ...

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SYRIA: Three million people need food aid: UN | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 2 August 2012 (IRIN) – The Syrian conflict has left up to three million people in need of food assistance and agricultural support in the next year, according to the UN and the Syrian government. Family income has dropped; the cost of fuel is rising; remittances are down; farmers and herders have lost their assets and livelihoods; the wheat ...

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