Agriculture & Nutrition

Mapped Malnutrition Data Shows Concerning Disparities in Many Countries

by Damaris K. Kinyoki et. al. University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation January 27, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published and analyzed mapped data from lower and middle income countries (LMIC) which showed geo-spatial malnutrition data which gives a more accurate picture of concerning disparities within and across countries. This article was in Nature ear...

Desert Locust Plague in East Africa

by Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna Associated Press January 25, 2020

According to the cited article by the Associated Press, Kenya is experiencing the worst Desert Locust outbreak in the past 70 years. Ethiopia and Somalia are having the worst infestation since in the past 25 years. These attacks greatly affect food security in rural areas. ...

Fall Armyworm in Malawi

by Agence France Presse Agence France Presse January 23, 2020

The Fall Armyworm infestation in Malawi has damaged approximately 355,000 acres. The Fall Armyworm is the larval stage of a moth (Spodoptera frugiperda). It is a recent arrival in Africa arriving in 2016, most likely on imported produce from the Americas. This is especially troubling as the larvae e...

Regenerative Agriculture in the USA

by Duke University Sanford School's World Food Policy Center Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy January 21, 2020

As we all are concerned about sustainability both in the developed and developing world, this interview with Gabe Brown on regenerative agriculture practices on his farm in North Dakota in the United States is especially germane.  Essentially, recapturing  carbon from the atmosphere and adding it ...

Malnutrition in Humanitarian Crises: The Will to End a Preventable Disease

by Muriel Bassil October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 Disasters of any kind can disrupt food sources for proper nutrition, which is vital for growth, development, and good health. Malnutrition is a common but overlooked consequence of the humanitarian crises that so often result from natural and human-made disasters. Mor...

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A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

by Andrew Jacobs New York Times October 10, 2019

When the Indian government bowed to powerful food companies last year and postponed its decision to put red warning labels on unhealthy packaged food, officials also sought to placate critics of the delay by creating an expert panel to review the proposed labeling system, which would have gone far b...

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The hidden hunger affecting billions

by Michael Marshall BBC August 25, 2019

When children do not get enough iron in their food, the results are heartbreaking. They are slower to acquire language, struggle with short-term memory, ha...

The tools to end childhood hunger

by Aya Nance The Union Times August 18, 2019

The Piedmont Physic Garden in Union, South Carolina, will be hosting Cooking Matters classes in partnership with Clemson SNAP-Ed from August 27 to October 1. The course aims to help end childhood hunger by giving families the tools needed to make healthy, affordable food choices....

Look beyond maize to ensure food security

by Margaret Chisanga Zambia Daily Mail August 18, 2019

HIVOS Zambia says a recent study indicates that Zambia’s food system is not delivering enough affordable nutritious food for most of the populace with maize dependency greatly contributing to problems of poverty, malnutrition, vulnerability to drought, pests and diseases....

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Growing Food From Air in Nigeria

by Timothy Obiezu VOA News August 6, 2019

A group of farmers in Nigeria is using a technology-based method to grow crops from moisture in the air. The method, known as aeroponics, does not involve soil. Instead, plant roots hang in the air. The roots take in a nutrient solution from a watery mist....

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