Food Crisis
World  /  Published 12.07.22

Scarcity deepens desperation

The woman stood in line for more than 14 hours for a passport, desperate to escape the economic crisis engulfing Sri Lanka. Selwi Thangawelu, a Sri Lankan housewife, has secured a job as a housekeeper...
By Emily Schmall in Colombo

World  /  Published 24.05.22

WEF 2022: Leaders focus on food crisis

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated food insecurity worldwide due to precarious supply chains, increased fertiliser prices and blocked grain exports, leaders said at the World Economic Forum Annual Mee...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Davos

World  /  Published 21.05.22

Lanka: India, Japan to provide relief worth millions

  India and Japan will provide food relief supplies worth millions of dollars to Sri Lanka which is grappling with its worst economic crisis, leading to nationwide protests over the government&#...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Colombo

India  /  Published 17.05.22

'Reconsider' wheat exports ban

The US hopes India will reconsider its decision to ban wheat exports, with Washington encouraging" countries not to restrict exports as that will exacerbate food shortages, amidst Russia's in...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.05.22

Bill protest cloud on food supply

“If those dealing in food grains have to pay two per cent tax for buying those, they have to sell those at a higher price for maintaining a margin which will be very difficult in competitive mar...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 02.04.22

Lanka: 36-hour curfew declared

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a public emergency amidst a spate of protests over the worst economic crisis in the country. Rajapaksa issued a special gazette notification on Fr...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 24.03.22

Four sustainable food systems

As the war in Ukraine heightens food insecurity, a new report argues that producing what we eat in a sustainable way will lessen dependence of imports while fighting climate change. With no end in si...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 16.03.22

Colombo protest over fuel shortage

Opposition leaders led a march of hundreds of protesters through Colombo on Tuesday as anger grows over a worsening economic crisis that has brought fuel shortages and spiralling food prices.  P...
By Reuters in Colombo

Business  /  Published 10.03.22

Export curbs threaten food crisis

A global food crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalated on Wednesday as Indonesia tightened curbs on palm oil exports, adding to a growing list of key producing countries seeking ...
By Reuters in London


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