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Letters 15 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil an asset to humanity

From PROFESSOR DATUK DR AHMAD IBRAHIM, Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

World 16 Oct 2017 | 7:00 PM

Pope implicitly criticises U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis implicitly criticised the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming.

World 21 Oct 2016 | 11:19 PM

Uganda's nomadic herders feed the country, but under pressure to settle down - activist

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way.

Analyst Reports 09 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

A case of not enough aid and economic reforms

WHEN the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored United Nations (UN) Secretariat’s analytical work was greatly enhanced.

World 06 Apr 2016 | 7:31 PM

As migration distracts donors, food security suffers - crop expert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Zimbabwe, worsening droughts mean farmers will struggle to grow a maize crop two out of every five seasons, a leading international agriculture expert has warned.

Business 19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Let’s have more thought for food

IS Malaysia serious about food security? Or for that matter, should this country be at all concerned about food security?

World 09 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

One in eight of world population going hungry - U.N.

ROME (Reuters) - One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger.

Business 26 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Land acquisitions to speed up

KUALA LUMPUR: Acquisitions of both greenfields and brownfields for oil palm and rubber plantations are expected to hasten up given continued interest to invest in plantation agriculture crops in the next decade, said Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) chief executive officer Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron.

World 02 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

How do you count the world's hungry people?

LONDON, May 2 (AlertNet) - Two years ago, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a petition to fight hunger with the slogan: