In-Depth: A global food crisis
Ibrahima Yattara grows vegetables in his Gao garden on the river Niger
BAMAKO/SÉVARÉ, 12 April 2013 (IRIN) - Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body.
One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, while in Kidal one in five households faces severe malnutrition and increasing mortality. full report
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PAKISTAN: Growing worries over food security
FOOD: Another crisis coming?
SAHEL: Act now to avoid another crisis, say aid agencies
LESOTHO: A mountain of challenges
BURKINA FASO: WFP expands food voucher distribution
SWAZILAND: Diets downsized by financial crisis
MADAGASCAR: Stunted children means stunted lives
INDONESIA: No rice, no way
FOOD: Hunger dips but not by much
PAKISTAN: Inflation hits food security
GLOBAL: Economic slowdown to push 100m into poverty
INDONESIA: Poor hit hard as fuel prices rise
NEPAL: Agricultural reform “would boost food security"
UGANDA: Government "won't budge on food prices"
EASTERN AFRICA: Consumers, traders feel the burn as prices skyrocket
CHAD: Prices hike, teachers strike
COMOROS: Concerns over possible social unrest
|Where to watch prices
| Against a global background of steadily climbing food prices, IRIN lists a selection of websites that offer some useful insights into how, why and where food is becoming more expensive.
| Film - Kenya's Unga Revolution
|Throughout 2011, Kenyans have battled with rising prices of food and fuel, especially unga, or maize flour, the staple food for millions. IRIN's new film, Kenya's Unga Revolution, follows activist Emily Kwamboka as she takes to the streets to demand the government do something to help address the plight of ordinary Kenyans.
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Niger seeks to end cycle of hunger
FOOD: Supply tight but shocks could be muted
COTE D'IVOIRE: Traders resist rice price rules
FOOD: Spotlight on "land grab" deals
SENEGAL: Making cashews pay
UGANDA: As food prices bite, HIV-positive people turn to kitchen gardens
KENYA: Bag a farm