Agriculture & Nutrition

Book Classic: Famine, Conflict and Response by Fred Cuny

by April 13, 2024

Book Classic:  Famine, Conflict and Response:  a Basic Guide By Fred Cuny, with Rick Hill      (West Hartford, CN:  Kumarian Press       1999) This basic, extremely readable text about famine prevention and relief remains a preferred textb...

BOOK REVIEW: The Enduring Struggle: The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World

by steve hansch February 6, 2024

BOOK REVIEW:  The Enduring Struggle:  The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World, by John Norris.   2021.   Lanham MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publisher. America's primary international assista...

USDA Improving nutrition standards for school meals

by Laura Reilly Washington Post February 9, 2023

The Washington Post recently reported that the USDA has announced new, more stringent, national nutrition standards for its school feeding program. This program reaches 30 million students at 100,000 schools nationwide. The new standards propose to lower sugars, fat and salt, while in...

Humanitarian agencies advocate for simplified treatment of severe malnutrition

by WHES Staff January 21, 2023

  Thirteen aid agencies have signed a letter to Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), advocating a simplified treatment for wasting (severe acute malnutrition).  These agencies propose five steps to fight severe malnutrition glo...

What If the world went to a plant based diet?

by Rachel Nuwer BBC future October 21, 2022

In this BBC article, Rachel Nuwer looks at the what might happen if the world suddenly went to a plant-based diet.  Although according to a computer model, there would be a 70% decrease in emissions -  good for the climate; the economic consequence would be hard on those already in poor areas.  T...

Niger and Sahel use Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration Increase Yields to Improve Food Security

by August 18, 2022

As described in this recent National Geographic article (see link below), farmers in Niger let cut trees regrow in their fields, leading to improved crop yields from retained soil moisture and fertilization by fallen leaves. Improved crop yields can improve food security. Over the past 35 years N...

Resilience Book Review: Ending Hunger – The Quest to Feed the World without Destroying It

by August 8, 2022

Anthony Warner's 2022 book "Ending Hunger - the Quest to Feed the World Without Destroying it" (Oneworld Press) attempts to challenge the myths he sees in social discourse in developed countries about how to address world food problems.  Based on his popular blog "the Angr...

WFP’s Chief Economist Comments that World is “Exploding” with Food Insecurity

by Megan Durisin (Bloomberg Business Week) Yahoo Finance May 4, 2022

In an comment on May 4, 2022 about the Global Network Against Food Crises report that Global hunger will increase this coming year; Arif Husain, the Chief Economist for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said the "the world is exploding with food insecurity"....

What War in Ukraine means for World Food Supply

by Michael J. Puma and Megan Konar New York Times March 1, 2022

This opinion piece in the New York Times looks into the ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing disruption of an agricultural breadbasket of Europe. Since staple grains are the food of the World's poorest, Bangladesh, Sudan and Yemen as well as many Middle Eastern countries...

Opinion: Why reinvent the wheel on food security and nutrition?

by Jennifer Clapp, Martin Cole, Thanawat Tiensin Devex May 22, 2021

With preparations for the United Nations’ upcoming Food Systems Summit in full swing, recent ...

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