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UN body delays efforts to regulate “land grabs”

A U.N. intergovernmental body on food security has failed to adopt international guidelines on land governance, delaying efforts to regulate so-called land-grabbing as investors race to snap up agricultural land. A voluntary code of conduct has been in the works since 2008, driven by concerns that countries such as China and Gulf Arab states are […] Read more

Libya Turmoil Could Hurt Regional Food Security — UN

The United Nations expressed serious concern March 11 about the impact of the Libyan uprising on food security across North Africa because of the region’s dependency on cereal imports. “The ongoing crisis will likely have a significant impact on food security in Libya and in nearby crisis-affected areas,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said […] Read more