A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
The urban poor in Bangladesh's small cities already faced food insecurity before COVID-19 – but the lockdown made affording food much harder.
Civil society activists responding to the COVID-19 social crisis face important challenges and tensions. They should tackle these choices head-on as they develop longer-term plans.
Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
The judgment creates a new layer of uncertainty in an already highly fluid situation and heaps further unwelcome pressure onto government.
The hard truth is that the more the isolation is contained, the greater the economic problems will be.
When people are hungry or not sure where their next meal is coming from, they get angry at their governments. This gives terrorist groups opportunities to recruit new members.
More effort must go into building synergies between emergent local efforts and the government response.
For the second time this century, crises have led to calls to transform our global food system. We can start with restructuring the global food trade so that it complements local food systems.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
More needs to be done to cushion low-income families from the economic effects of the new coronavirus.
Africa's industries are not growing at the same pace as its cities, leaving the informal economy as the main source of income for many. COVID-19 lockdowns have cut this umbilical cord.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
Since 2010 the number of Kenyans going hungry has been growing. The country now suffers from serious levels of hunger
Many households struggle when schools are closed.
The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
This pillar of the American safety net originated as a solution to the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty.
Golden Rice – a controversial genetically modified product designed to combat malnutrition – has been approved as safe in the Philippines. But key questions remain unanswered.
Our research has found that staff discussions of Christianity in food banks may put people off using them.
Food poverty is increasingly generating child victims, whose only salvation comes from donations of emergency food provisions.