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Food Crises Intensifying Because of Climate Change and Conflict

  • More lives at risk from lack of food, according to UN and EU
  • Food crises set to become more acute, EU commissioner warns
Plant shoots sit on dried earth in a farmer's field affected by drought in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. 

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg


Global food crises are poised to worsen in some areas as conflict and climate change curb farm production and access to staples, the United Nations and European Union warned.

Food crises are increasingly determined by complex causes such as conflict, extreme climatic shocks and high prices of staple foods, often happening at the same time, the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme and EU said in a report Thursday.