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.
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 distinct needs and priorities of men and women.
According to the experts increased production and dissemination of gender-responsive research and innovations in agriculture could be a significant game-changer for Africa in realising food and nutrition security sustainably.
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 the importance of school meals and its impact on wellbeing and education.
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 the access to food. BioThai Foundation director Withoon Lienchamroon said that despite being a food exporting country, some 6.5 million Thais still did not get enough food and more than 600,000 children suffered from malnutrition, which affected their physical development. At the same time, the obesity rate had doubled from the last decade in Thailand and more than 5 million people were judged to be overweight.
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 Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for LAC on Thursday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St James.
Leftovers YEG picks up excess food from restaurants and grocery stores and delivers it to service agencies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Women in Bolivia must adapt to climate change as they work to feed their families throughout the year
William Lambers, author of Ending World Hunger, advocates for school meal programs in the developing world
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore started its “Women Ending Hunger Challenge.” With donations slow after the holidays and during the summer, the friendly competition will help meet the need for food for 42,000 children in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
Exceptionally detailed maps of child growth and education across Africa suggest that no single country is set to end childhood malnutrition by 2030.
That target was set by the UN as a Sustainable Development Goal.