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A bishop in Ethiopia has warned that his people are still dying of hunger, a year after a ceasefire ended a deadly conflict in the northern region of Tigray. Source: NCR Online.
Marking yesterday’s World Food Day, Pope Francis addressed a message to the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, underscoring the importance of the 2023 theme: “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind”. Source: Vatican News.
Bishop Tesfasellassie Medhin of Adigrat stressed that a two-year war in Ethiopia that ended in November 2022 forced many to depend solely on humanitarian assistance. Source: OSV News.
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development in England and Wales has accused the World Bank of promoting agricultural models that benefit large-scale agribusiness at the expense of poor farmers. Source: The Tablet.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has told world leaders that Australian food exports could help avert global famine and declared the country’s prospects as a green energy giant will prove decisive in the shift to a low-carbon future. Source: The Australian.
A new agreement has been forged between the international Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to address the world’s food and health inequalities. Source: ACU.