food security

ICMSA: Environmental and emissions policy changes needed

ICMSA: Environmental and emissions policy changes needed

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that it is becoming “increasingly obvious” that environmental and emissions policies...

June 23, 2022

EU Commission approves €600m fund to address food security

EU Commission approves €600m fund to address food security

The European Commission has given the green light to €600 million in funding to address the current global food security...

June 21, 2022

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine are entering into a...

June 16, 2022

Tánaiste hopeful of food security declaration at WTO conference

Tánaiste hopeful of food security declaration at WTO conference

Food security, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and fisheries subsidies will all be high on the agenda as the World...

June 12, 2022

Commission president: Food now part of Kremlin’s ‘arsenal of terror’

Commission president: Food now part of Kremlin’s ‘arsenal of terror’

“Food has become part of the Kremlin’s arsenal of terror and we cannot tolerate this,” the European Commission president has...

June 9, 2022

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

The European Council is urging the swift adoption of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans in order to ensure food...

May 31, 2022

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Delegates at the World Potato Congress (WPC) this week in Dublin were told that the European Union (EU) is to...

May 31, 2022

FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible

FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible

Potatoes could make a greater contribution to global food security, according to the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

May 31, 2022

Alternative ways urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine – MEP

Alternative ways urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine – MEP

Alternative ways are urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine, either by road or rail, as Russia cannot be...

May 30, 2022

EU commissioner to hear views of Irish farmers on CAP Strategic Plan

EU commissioner to hear views of Irish farmers on CAP Strategic Plan

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Janusz Wojciechowski has said it is crucial to hear the views of Irish farmers...

May 29, 2022

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

A proposal made by a German federal minister suggests that global food-supply shortages could be eliminated by limiting the domestic...

May 28, 2022

EU Commission president: Russia using grain to ‘wield power’

EU Commission president: Russia using grain to ‘wield power’

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen delivered a special address this morning (Tuesday, May 24) in Davos,...

May 24, 2022

McConalogue: Medium-term perspective needed on food security

McConalogue: Medium-term perspective needed on food security

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has called for effective medium-term measures in response to ongoing food-security concerns....

May 24, 2022

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, David Brown believes that the ongoing war in Ukraine has highlighted the importance and fragility...

May 24, 2022

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture...

May 20, 2022

€1m from Ireland towards food security crisis response

€1m from Ireland towards food security crisis response

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, has announced funding of €1 million to the International Fund for...

May 19, 2022

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

The United Nations (UN) has said that food and fertiliser produced by Russia and Belarus must return to world markets...

May 19, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022