Coffee prices have plunged globally due to swelling supplies and Central American farmers can’t make ends meet. Many of them decided to go north, regardless of attempts by U.S. government to stem the migration flow.
The Washington Post
The single greatest challenge to achieving Zero Hunger is armed conflict. War leads to greater food insecurity. And, in its turn, food insecurity increases the chances of unrest and violence.
World Food Programme
As many as 60,000 seasonal workers a year are currently needed to plant, pick, grade and pack over nine million tonnes and 300 types of fruit, vegetable and flower crops in Britain.
FAO Director-General calls for greater promotion of sustainable, local diets such as the Mediterranean diet, which has successfully combined the available food in the region, often grown by family farmers, for thousands and thousands of years.