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Taking a space-age approach to food security

March 20, 2018 by Gareth Willmer Devex

Satellite technology can play a key part in meeting the world's ever-growing need for food, through the rise of high-resolution imagery. The World Bank and many NGOs are using satellite imagery to tailor programs for smallholder farmers....

March 19, 2018
[Photo: Panos]


Gender gaps: Bane of Africa’s agricultural R&D

by Gilbert Nakweya SciDevNet

Africa’s agricultural production is negatively affected by gaps in gender-responsive agricultural research, experts say. The gaps include fewer agricultural female researchers than male counterparts. Gender-responsive research addresses the distin...

March 18, 2018
(Photo: Keith Bedford / Reuters)

Book & Media Reviews

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

by Gillian B. White The Atlantic

In his new book The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power....

March 15, 2018
Logo courtesy International School Meals Day (ISMD) homepage


March 15 is International School Meals Day

International School Meals Day (ISMD) homepage

Since its launch in 2013, it has brought together teachers and students, policy makers, school cooks, chefs, food and nutrition professionals, schools and communities, charities, businesses and health professionals from around the world to talk about...

March 14, 2018
Experts and academics yesterday gather at the food security forum hosted by the BioThai Foundation. [Photo courtesy The Nation]


Thailand food security report points to increasing malnourishment and obesity in Thailand

by Pratch Rujivanarom The Nation

Biodiversity, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food Sovereignty Action Thailand Foundation (BioThai) yesterday published its 2017 annual report on the food security situation for Thailand, which revealed a worrying trend of a widening inequality gap in t...

March 14, 2018
Fall Armyworm Lifecycle graph. An excerpt from FAO’s FAW guide. (Image: FAO)


Five things to know about African farmers’ latest foe – the Fall Armyworm


Read this to learn about a major food security threat to Africa you aren’t hearing about (yet)....

March 13, 2018
Minister Karl Samuda [Photo: Jamaica Information Service]


Jamaican official urges unity among Latin American and Caribbean states to address food security

by Staff Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says food security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can only be addressed by collaboration among countries while addressing the final press conference of the Fo...

March 12, 2018
Photo: Daniel Huber is the head chef and team lead behind Leftovers YEG, an organization that picks up excess food from restaurants and grocery stores and delivers it to service agencies in Edmonton. [Omar Mosleh / Metro]


Edmonton chef cooking up a plan to boost food security

by Omar Mosleh Metro News

Leftovers YEG picks up excess food from restaurants and grocery stores and delivers it to service agencies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...

March 11, 2018
Rex Tillerson (Photo: Patrick Doyle/Bloomberg)


Tillerson Offers $533 Million in Food Aid for African Famine

by Nick Wadhams Bloomberg

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced $533 million in new aid to fight famine in East Africa and the Lake Chad region, in a move aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment as he embarks on a five-nation trip to the continent....

March 10, 2018
(Image: IRIN)


How to declare a famine: A primer from South Sudan

by Stefanie Glinski IRIN

Latest data show after 4 years of war, nearly 2/3 of South Sudan’s population, over 7 million people will need food aid to stave off starvation in the May-July “lean season”–the time between the depletion of food stocks and the next harvest....

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