Today there is a world of asymmetric development, unsustainable natural resource use, and continued rural and urban poverty. Generally the adverse consequences of global changes have the most significant effects on the poorest and most vulnerable, who historically have had limited entitlements and opportunities for growth.--Executive Summary of the Synthesis Report of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)
COUNTRIES IN CRISIS REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE (total: 37 countries)
FAO: Food Emergencies Update
David Lubin Memorial Library
Established in Rome at the 1952 FAO Conference, according to the decisions of the 1950 Conference. Named David Lubin Memorial Library by the Conference to honour the founder of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA). The extensive IIA collection formed a solid base for the present-day Library which is considered one of the world's finest collections in food, agriculture and international development.
By Joseph Guyler Delva
PORT-AU-PRINCE, April 16 (Reuters) - Four days after the government took steps to lower the price of rice to counter food riots, Haitians complained on Wednesday that the cost of other staples needed to drop too.
Business owners whose properties were looted or vandalized during recent violence over the spiraling cost of living said they would sue the government of the impoverished Caribbean nation for failing to protect their investments.
At least six people have died in demonstrations that began two weeks ago in the southern city of Les Cayes. The unrest prompted the Senate to fire Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis on Saturday for failing to increase food production.