For approximately 2 billion people throughout the world, access to basic foods is anything but guaranteed. Food security is a complicated issue that is susceptible to many forces. Insecurity results from climate change, urban development, population growth and oil price shifts. These are factors that are rarely confined by national borders. The Global Voices stories listed below were commissioned by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and are written by our health editor Juhie Bhatia. They draw on multimedia reporting featured on the Pulitzer Gateway to Food Insecurity and feature links to bloggers discussing the issue worldwide.
Global Voices Stories about Food Insecurity
Aug 25 – Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid
May 18 – Ethiopia: Are “Land Grab” Deals a Path to Food Security?
Apr 15 – Is Empowering Women Key to Eradicating Global Hunger?
Oct 08 – Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?
Sep 13 – Nigeria: Oil Wealth Flows, Hunger Persists
Sep 10 – Russia: Wheat Export Ban Triggers Worldwide Panic
Aug 18 – Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes
Jul 30 – Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises
Jul 25 – Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate
The Pulitzer Gateway on Food Insecurity is a place to learn about under-reported, yet critical, global Food issues from around the world. Below are a few of the Food Insecurity projects the Center has supported. The Pulitzer Center invites you to share your own story about this issue too.
- Can Biotechnology Save Africa?
– Paraguay: The Soybean Wars
– The Intersections of Insecurity in Nigeria, India and Malawi