Agriculture, Food and Beverage

World hunger has risen for the third year in a row, according to a new UN report

EDITORS NOTE: PICTURES TAKEN ON A GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED TOUR FOR REUTERS ALERTNET North Korean farmers work in a field of a collective farm in the area damaged by recent floods and typhoons in the South Hwanghae province September 30, 2011. In March, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimated that 6 million North Koreans needed food aid and a third of children were chronically malnourished or stunted. Rising global commodities prices, sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile programmes, and its dysfunctional food distribution system had created a hunger crisis in the North, even before devastating summer floods and typhoons compounded the emergency.  Picture taken September 30, 2011.   To match Special Report KOREA-NORTH/FOOD      REUTERS/Damir Sagolj   (NORTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY)

821 million people went hungry in 2017. Image: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thin Lei Win
Food Security Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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