Food security

April 9 2014
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This article focuses on the health and justice issues of food consumption and damages to ecosystem services and agricultural productivity. In it, FCRN Network member Quentin Farmar-Bowers argues for a whole systems perspective for solving Australia's...

July 2 2013
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The book summary says the following: Farmers' Rights are essential for maintaining crop genetic diversity, which is the basis of all food and agricultural production in the world. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources...

June 23 2014

Abstract: The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book...

April 15 2013
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Louise Fresco provides an overview of historical and future food security trends in her speech at the 200th commemorative meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry entitled Food, scarcity and abundance.

December 19 2013
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This blog-post in The Economist, written by Sir Gordon Conway and Katy Wilson, describes their views on sustainable intensification.  They argue that, to ensure food security in ways that maximise both agricultural output and the health of the...

April 15 2013

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has released a podcast and power point presentation following a seminar held last week on the theme of "Food as a Commodity, Human Right or Common Good? Implications for...

July 1 2014
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The Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) report on insecticides will shortly be published as a special issue of Environmental Science...

September 17 2013
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This book focuses on the food security in India, arguing that the challenges India faces have particular significance worldwide. It says that India’s chronic food security problem is a function of a distinctive interaction of economic, political and...

December 11 2012

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) has launched the “Big Facts” website, a set of 30 facts integrating research on topics that include food demand, agricultural emissions, climate impacts, adaptation,...

November 26 2012

A group of researchers from ISRIC - World Soil Information and from Wageningen University suggest that knowledge-sharing among regional governments throughout the world could help lead to greater food production and reduced soil erosion. The...