Agriculture & Nutrition

FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems

by Emile Frison IPES Food June 15, 2016

The report ‘From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems’ written by International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food System (IPES-FOOD) was launched at the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity on 2 June 2016. The comprehe...

Dr. Mahfuz Amed of the Asian Development Bank said that shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, climate change and disaster risks, financing gaps, poor logistics and infrastructure deficits are among the major constraints to realize the objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030. Photo: ADB
Dr. Mahfuz Amed  of the Asian Development Bank said that  shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, climate change and disaster risks, financing gaps, poor logistics and infrastructure deficits are among the major constraints to realize the objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030. Photo: ADB

Asia-Pacific region aims at hunger-free goal

by Thalif Dean Inter Press Service June 10, 2016

Poor countries in the region including Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia have some of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world....

Food waste spotlight

by Thomson Reuters June 10, 2016

Articles on food waste by Thompson Reuters writers....

Tsering Dorji works on his farm in western Bhutan’s Satsam village. Due to inadequate transportation and marketing opportunities, he loses half of what he produces every rainy season. Photo Stella Paul/IPS
Tsering Dorji works on his farm in western Bhutan’s Satsam village. Due to inadequate transportation and marketing opportunities, he loses half of what he produces every rainy season.  Photo Stella Paul/IPS

New protocol aims to cut trillion-dollar food waste bill

by Stella Paul Inter Press Service June 10, 2016

There is the start of new global mechanism called the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard to map the extent and the reasons for food loss and food waste across the world....

As populations swell and water becomes scarce, food prices could double: report

by Lynn Taylor Thomson Reuters Foundation May 21, 2016

Climate change is affecting production while land and water grow more scarce....

Farmers hold keys to ending poverty, hunger, FAO says

by Friday Phiri Inter Press Service May 5, 2016

With recent data showing that 793 million people still go to bed hungry, ending hunger and poverty in 15 years is the next development challenge that world leaders have set for themselves....

Diabetes was once a problem of the rich. Now it belongs to the poor.

by Niraj Chokshi Washington Post April 7, 2016

Poverty is an important factor, as people in poorer countries have a harder time accessing healthy foods. ...

Farmer Stella Jeliati picking cowpeas pods from her granary at her home in Mzingo Village, Mchinji, Malawi in May 2013. Photo: ©FAO/Amos Gumulira

30 indigenous crops promoting health and contributing to food security

by Food Tank April 7, 2016

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), just twelve crops provide 75 percent of the world’s food. Three of these crops, rice, maize, and wheat contribute to nearly 60 percent of the protein and calories obtained by humans from plants. Since the beginning of the 20th century,...

Hold of a Peruvian fishing boat full of anchoveta (Engraulis rigens). Photo: ©J. Cort/FAO

Tiny forage fish at bottom of marine food web get new protections

by Alastair Bland NPR April 7, 2016

Sardines, herring and other small fish species are the foundation of the marine food web — they're essential food for birds, marine mammals and other fish....

Farming for a small planet: Agroecology now

by Frances Moore Lappé Great Transition Initiative April 5, 2016

The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment. Industrial agriculture is chara...

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