Food security

Time for a holistic approach to rural poverty

Can we be more innovative in how we approach rural transformation? That was the key question in my mind after attending a Side Event on the topic, part of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held in Rome this week.

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Agricultura en tiempos de Pokemón Go

Nunca antes una aplicación de videojuegos había sido tan descargada como Pokemón Go.

Do you get hangry?

Money may not buy happiness, but I am certainly happier when I am not hungry. And, while I sit here typing away, satiated after a nutritiously fulfilling lunch, people are hangry...chronically hangry.

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Genome Sequencing for the Orphans

Perhaps the most compelling argument for greater food security is the shocking number of young children in the world who suffer stunting due to malnutrition: an estimated 161 million children below five years of age according to UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank. 

Stronger capacities, stronger communities

Every country addresses food security and nutrition issues from different perspectives and not all countries have the same capacities to overcome adversity and emergencies. What is needed are initiatives that develop and reinforce national capacities in order to improve the food security status of the vulnerable populations.

Why we need to talk about food policy

Food policy might seem a rather boring topic … after all, you can't eat policy, right?

Even today in the opening statements of the 43rdsession of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), delegates reiterated the call to focus on action over policy.

Youth, agriculture, food security and social media

Social media is not just about “posting cat videos”. As young farmers and agripreneurs, social media gives us ample opportunities to promote our ideas or businesses online.

Food waste: take it or leave it?

The food produced around the world each day is enough to feed 12 billion people, yet 8 million people go to bed hungry. Why?