Friday, September 25, 2009

French Rafale Fighter Planes Crashed in the Sea

French Rafale Fighter Planes Two French Rafale fighter aircraft from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle fell in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, September 24, 2009, in a test flight. A pilot rescued, the other pilot is still missing. Rafale, Dassault Aviation is produced, is the most advanced fighter aircraft in France. Brazil has been negotiating to buy the plane, which is the first export orders.

The accident occurred about 30 km from the city of Perpignan, southwestern France. A spokesman for Dassault company was not willing to comment about the accident. "The planes were training mission, not the operational mission. Search was conducted on a pilot who lost it," said army spokesman. A rescue ship, a civilian helicopter and two military aircraft participated in the search.

UN Police Officer was Shot Dead

Shot DeadA UN police officer in charge of the UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was shot dead Thursday, September 24, 2009, by an unknown assailant in a place in the outskirts of the capital Monrovia, said UN deputy spokesman Michael Saah. "There was one incident in Paynesville traffic lights at 00:20 local time this morning," Saah said. "An UNMIL police were killed in the incident. UNMIL is currently investigating the incident." One source close to the UN mission said it was the police officer from the Nepali contingent, but UNMIL did not give further explanation about the incident or the victim's nationality.

Increase Food Production 70% in 2050

Food ProductionThe world must increase food production 70% in 2050 to feed the human population may be 9.1 billion, as revealed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations on Wednesday 23 September 2009. "FAO is optimistic about the potential of the world to feed itself in 2050," said FAO Assistant Director General Hafez Ghanem. However, he stressed that feeding all the people in the world when it "will not be automatic and some significant challenges must be met."

These institutions prepare high-level expert forum in Rome on 12 to 13 Oktober about "How the World Food in 2050" and plans to collect 300 specialists from academic, non-governmental and private institutions. This forum will pave the way for the World Summit on Food Security in Rome on 16 to 18 November. World population is estimated to grow from 6.8 billion today to 9.1 billion by 2050, according to the latest UN estimates. Almost all population growth will occur in developing countries. Demand for food is expected to grow as a result of increased income and population growth. Cereal production has increased by nearly one billion tonnes from 2.1 billion today and meat production will grow by more than 200 million tons to reach a total of 470 million tons in 2050.

FAO estimates that biofuel production can also increase the demand for agricultural commodities, depending on energy prices and government policies. FAO estimates that arable land will extend approximately 120 million hectares in developing countries, especially in Africa and Latin America. Meanwhile, fertile soil that is used in developed countries is estimated to decline approximately 50 million hectares, although this can be changed by the demand for biofuels.

Globally, there is still enough land to feed the world population in the future, but most of the land potentially suitable for only a few plants, and the FAO warned other difficulties, such as chemical and physical constraints, endemic diseases and lack of infrastructure. Such problems will require significant investment. FAO says some countries in the Near East, North Africa and South Asia have reached or will soon reach the limits of the available land.