Background The concept of food insecurity encompasses three dimensions. One of these dimensions, the access component of household food insecurity is measured through the use of the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS). Despite its application in Ethiopia and other similar developing countries, its performance is still poorly explored. Our study aims to evaluate the validity of the HFIAS in Ethiopia. Methods We conducted repeated cross-sectional studies in urban and rural villages of the Butajera District in southern Ethiopia. The validation was conducted on a pooled sample of 1,516 households, which were selected using a simple random sampling method. The HFIAS was translated into the local Amharic language and tested for face validity. We also evaluated the tool’s internal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha and factor analysis. We tested for parallelism on HFIAS item response curves across wealth status and further evaluated the presence of a dose-response relationship ...
This Economic Information Bulletin describes characteristics of low-income households that had very low food security in 2005. The U.S. Department of Agriculture monitors the food security of low-income households to assess how effectively the Governments domestic nutrition assistance programs meet the needs of their target populations. USDA seeks to reduce the prevalence of very low food security among low-income households as part of its strategic plan under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Nord, Mark
Each year a portion of American households are food insecure-they struggle to afford enough food for all household members. Very low food security, the severe range of food insecurity, affected 5 percent of U.S. households in 2015. Members of households with very low food security reported cutting back on or skipping meals, and in some cases, going a whole day without eating. The prevalence of very low food security varies considerably across household characteristics. Single mother and single father households, women and men living alone, Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic headed households, households with incomes near or below poverty, and households in nonmetropolitan counties have rates of very low food security significantly above the national average. Rates were highest for households with incomes below the Federal poverty line-about 17 percent were very low food secure in 2015. This chart is drawn from a chart that appears in the ERS infographic, "What Is Very Low Food Security and Who ...
Описание: This study aimed at making a critical analysis of food security status among rural households in Tanzania. A questionnaire was used to collect primary data under multi stages random sampling techniques. Both STATA version 10.1 and SPSS version 15.0 software were used to analyse data. The findings indicated that 61% of the rural households were not food secure whereas 39.0% were food secure in the study area. The education level the household head, age, household size, employment status, electricity, pesticides, tractor and bank account were found to be statistically significantly associated to households` food security status at 5% level of significance when tested using chi-square. The logistic regression model indicated that employment status, electricity, pesticides, tractor, bank account and household size statistically significantly have a power to predict food security status of the household. The households whose members are employed, small household members and use ...
Among all participants, 83.9% had full food security, 6.7% had marginal food security, 5.8% had low food security, and 3.6% had very low food security. After adjustment, mean hemoglobin A1c was 0.15% greater and mean concentration of C-reactive protein was 0.8 mg/L greater among participants with very low food security than among those with full food security. The adjusted mean concentration of cotinine among participants with very low food security was almost double that of participants with full food security (112.8 vs 62.0 ng/mL, P , .001). Read More. ...
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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether household food insecurity (HFI) is associated with a higher prevalence of excessive weight (EW) in a large random sample of Brazilian female adolescents. DESIGN: Nationally representative cross-sectional study. EW was the outcome variable (BMI ≥ 85th percentile of WHO reference for adolescents aged 15-18 years and BMI ≥ 25 kg/m(2) for those aged 19 years). HFI was measured with the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale. Associations were measured using crude and adjusted prevalence ratios (PR) with 95 % confidence intervals through Poisson regression models taking into account the complex sampling design. SETTING: Data were derived from the third wave of the Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2006-2007, in Brazil. SUBJECTS: The sample included 1529 female adolescents aged 15-19 years. RESULTS: The prevalence of any level of HFI was 40.8 %, with 26.6 % of households experiencing mild, 9.4 % moderate and 4.8 % severe food insecurity. The overall prevalence of EW was
On this page: PhD Candidates | MSc Candidates PhD Candidates Farzaneh Barak PhD candidate (Human Nutrition) Gendered household decision-making dynamics within fish farming interventions in rural Uganda: Using participatory video Farzaneh is a FRQSC-funded doctoral student in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University. A supervisee of Dr. Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, she is connected to the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security as a research assistant on the IDRC-funded project
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Objectives: Household conditions and culturally/socially variable childcare practices influence priming of the inflammatory response during infancy. Maternal mental health may partially mediate that effect. Among mother- infant dyads in Mwanza, Tanzania, we hypothesized that poorer maternal mental health would be associated with adverse household ecology, lower social capital, and greater inflammation among infants under the age of one; and that mental health would mediate any effects of household ecology/social capital on inflammation. Methods: We collected dried blood spots from mother-infant dyads (N588) at health centers near Mwanza, Tanzania. To assess household ecology and social capital, we conducted interviews with mothers using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale, the MacArthur Subjective Social Status Scale, and a household wealth inventory. We employed the Hopkins Symptom Checklist to assess maternal mental health. A high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) assay was used to ...
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Introduction. IS AGRIBUSINESS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOOD CRISIS IN THE SOUTH? SHOULD AGRIBUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE SOUTH BE MORE STRICTLY CONTROLLED? The entire world has, according to some observers, now entered an Age of Scarcity that requires a fundamental shift in national and international policies (The Agribusiness Council, 1975:1) This opening quote stresses the problem of food crisis, even in 1975, and suggests the need for some sort of control. The present day situation is often considered worse but in this essay I hope to investigate this. I am going to describe what has come about to be known as agribusiness, and what effect it has had on the global South. I will attempt to decipher whether agribusiness is responsible for food crisis, and identify the other factors and causes that have certainly contributed to the situation. The final part of this essay will look at what is and can be done to control the activities of agribusiness in the South. Agribusiness is a term used to describe the ...
The world is becoming ever more urban. Today already more than half of the worlds population lives in urban areas. By 2050, two-thirds of the worlds population will live in cities. The continuous increase of urban population is due to factors like rural-urban migration, natural disasters or livelihood insecurities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the worlds cities is a pressing challenge in this changing world. Delivering nutritious food to cities is a complex problem that is also challenged by natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, adding pressure to food systems globally. Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions.
GFSA will ensure that smallholder farmers, particularly women, are empowered to feed their families and communitiesWASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2016) - The global poverty-fighting organization CARE celebrates the passage today of the Global Food Security Act (S.1252) by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill is an important step forward in the fight to end hunger and build just and sustainable food systems.
Examines the direct and indirect associations between food insecurity and toddlers overweight, physical health, and length for age. Results found there were significant effects of food insecurity on parental depression and parental depression in turn influenced physical health. There were also significant effects of food insecurity on parenting practices, which in turn were significantly associated with infant feeding and subsequently toddlers overweight.. ...
Two years after the last food crisis, food inflation is back. Soaring global food prices have prompted London and food industry experts to warn that the cost of the weekly groceries is set to rise by up to 10 percent in the coming months. As in 2008, rocketing prices are the result of rising demand and supply shortages caused by freak weather and poor harvests. Moreover, these conditions are exacerbated by speculation on commodity markets and changing diets in fast-growing Asian countries. Last week, the UNs Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called an emergency meeting for Sept. 24 to discuss the food crisis. In Mozambique, riots broke out following the governments decision to raise bread prices by 30 percent, leaving seven people dead and hundreds injured. At the same time the Russian government extended its export ban on wheat by another 12 months as it battles drought, shortages and inflation at home, which threatens to push up prices further. European wheat prices hit more than 231 ...
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Discrimination and marginalization can undermine food and nutrition security by limiting access to food, health care and more generally income generating opportunities. This issue presents itself in the EU as well: people of lower socioeconomic status and marginalized groups, such as single mothers, the elderly, and ethnic minorities, continue to be particularly vulnerable to food…
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Food policies which do not address the root causes of world hunger would be bound to fail", she [the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Prof Hilal Elver] told a packed audience in Amsterdam. One billion people globally are hungry, she declared, before calling on governments to support a transition to "agricultural democracy" which would empower rural small farmers." "The 2009 global food crisis signaled the need for a turning point in the global food system", she said at the event hosted by the Transnational Institute (TNI), a leading international think tank. In the Caribbean region we are going to be affected by climate change, as we all realize, or should realize, climate change has already started affecting most countries. In the Caribbean the IPCC states By mid-century, climate change is expected to reduce water resources in many small islands, e.g. in the Caribbean and Pacific, to the point where they become insufficient to meet demand during low-rainfall ...
Food insecurity is usually defined as limited or uncertain access to enough food due to financial resource constraints, or as inadequate food intake. According to the Food and Agriculture Organizations State of Food Insecurity in the World (1999), 800 million people were food insecure worldwide, and 164 million people in China suffered food insecurity in 1999. The implications of food insecurity for childrens functioning are not yet well established, particularly in less-developed countries where the problem is likely to be most pronounced. Food insecurity is related to the nutritional status of children, a topic about which much has been written in developing country contexts, but food insecurity is not synonymous with nutritional status. Food insecurity has been linked via both nutritional and non-nutritional pathways to adverse outcomes in children.. ...
It would be hard to think of a more complex web of problems. Pakistan and Afghanistan face, in very different ways, severe domestic political crises which are being exacerbated by soaring prices and food shortages. Both blame each other for failing to crack down on the Taliban and al Qaeda. And now tensions are rising over attempts by Pakistan, the traditional supplier of food to Afghanistan, to curb its wheat exports to make sure it can feed its own hungry population.. For an idea of how significant this is in Afghanistan, its worth reading this piece in the Chicago Tribune. "Western officials - including officers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force - say the food crisis is potentially more destabilizing to the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Karzai than the insurgency itself," it says.. The website Registan.net followed this up by saying that the food crisis will drive more people into the arms of the Taliban. "Hungry, disenfranchised people are angry people," ...
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is grown in over 100 countries throughout the world. As a staple food, potato is the fourth most important crop after rice, wheat, and maize, and has historically contributed to food and nutrition security in the world. Global interest in potato increased recently as world food prices soared, threatening the global food security and stability. Unlike major cereals, potato is not a globally traded commodity, and prices are usually determined by local production costs. Thus, potato is increasingly regarded as a vital food-security crop and as a substitute for costly cereal imports. With such importance, the 29 chapters in the edited book address the issues of sustainable potato production. This book begins with an introduction on sustainable potato production and global food security, and then presents eight case studies selected globally and covering different issues relevant to sustainable potato production in both developed and developing countries ...
Childhood overweight is not restricted to developed countries: a number of lower- and middle-income countries are struggling with the double burden of underweight and overweight. Another public health problem that concerns both developing and, to a lesser extent, developed countries is food insecurity. This study presents a comparative gender-based analysis of the association between household food insecurity and overweight among 10-to-11-year-old children living in the Canadian province of Québec and in the country of Jamaica. Analyses were performed using data from the 2008 round of the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development and the Jamaica Youth Risk and Resiliency Behaviour Survey of 2007. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 1190 10-year old children in Québec and 1674 10-11-year-old children in Jamaica. Body mass index was derived using anthropometric measurements and overweight was defined using Coles age- and sex-specific criteria. Questionnaires were used to collect data on food
To conduct a systematic review aimed at identifying and characterizing the experience-based household food security scales and to synthesize their psychometric properties. Search in the MEDLINE, LILACS and SciELO databases, using the descriptor
Downloadable (with restrictions)! Food insecurity is a serious challenge facing millions of households across Africa. Within these households, distinguishing the incidence of food insecurity between adults and children is often difficult because most surveys rely on the reports of adults. In this paper, we address this shortcoming of previous work by using a survey from over 6000 households in Zimbabwe where interviews were conducted with both an adult caregiver and a child. Using two measures of food insecurity, we find that reports of adults and children differ within households with lower reports of food insecurity among children, with children in the youngest age groups particularly being protected from food shortages. An exception to this general rule, though, is in better-off households where children are often more likely to be food insecure than adults. Findings also demonstrate the need for multiple measures to comprehensively capture the full picture of food insecurity in the household.
Statistics on the most recent global food crisis are well known. In the three years leading up to June 2008, food prices rose 83%. Although declining since, they are still 60% higher than in 2006. There is little prospect of returning to the cheap food regimes that characterized the world prior to 2005 anytime in the foreseeable future.
Downloadable (with restrictions)! This article analyzes data on self-reported food insecurity of more than 50,000 individuals in 18 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 2005-2008, when global food prices increased dramatically. The average level of self-reported food insecurity was high but remarkably stable over time, at about 54%. However, this average hides large heterogeneity, both within countries and across countries. In eight of the sample countries, self-reported food security improved, while it worsened in the ten other countries. Our results suggest that heterogeneous effects in self-reported food security are consistent with economic predictions, as they are correlated with economic growth and net food consumption (both at the household and country level). Specifically, in the face of rising food prices, self-reported food security improved on average in rural households, while it worsened in urban households - a finding that holds when using global prices or domestic food prices.
Choudhury, Samira; and Headey, Derek D. 2017. What drives diversification of national food supplies? A cross-country analysis. Global Food Security 15(December 2017): 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.05.005 ...
When you look at the figures, it represents a doubling in the commitment of developed nations to what has to be done in the area of food security and agriculture," David Nabarro said at a Headquarters news conference. In making the pledge during the Group of Eight (G-8) Summit in LAquila, Italy, political leaders had committed to a full range of food security issues, from tackling hunger, which had surged because of the global economic crisis ‑‑ particularly among women and children in poor countries ‑‑ to increasing investment in agriculture for the worlds 500 million smallholder farmers, especially women farmers, to ensuring that agricultural trade benefited the least developed countries and their citizens.. ...
The global food coating ingredients market is expected to increase from $2,645.6 million in 2014, and reach $3,698.6 million in 2020 with a CAGR of 5.8%. The up surging bakery and confectionery industries, increasing demand for convenience foods, growing consumer demand for food protection agents are some of the factors, driving the growth of the global food coating ingredients market. The consolidating industry of food coating ingredient is a key trend that can be seen in the global food coating ingredients market.. The Asia-Pacific food coating ingredients market is expected to witness fastest growth, with a CAGR of 8.7% during 2015 - 2020. The higher economic growth and busy lifestyles are also driving the growth of the frozen food market, and consequently driving the upsurge in the global food coating ingredients market within the region. Due to the increasing health awareness, the demand for foods with organic ingredients has been propelling, which is providing growth opportunities for the ...
MISSISSAUGA, ON , Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - (MFI.TO) Maple Leaf Foods and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security (the Centre) is pleased to announce the creation of nine new $15,000 scholarships in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of David Emerson , Purdy Crawford
January 29, 2010 by Marian Wright Edelman, The Huffington Post. If any of us were forced to live in a desert wed probably find trying to survive in a barren, desolate wasteland difficult. But through a series of public policies and private sector decisions, millions of mostly low-income and minority families in America have been condemned to subsist in vast urban "food deserts" that pose serious health threats to their children. Food deserts, areas with no or distant grocery stores, are generally in communities where most residents can buy food only at "convenience" stores, liquor stores, gas stations, or fast food restaurants that sell foods high in fat, sugar, and salt. Getting to stores that offer a greater variety of foods is often challenging since many families lack cars and many city and state governments have cut back on investments in public transportation. When many Americans are resolving to eat more healthfully in the new year, children and families living in "food deserts" often ...
The American Psychological Association has stated that food insecurity is a serious threat to public health. In 2010 the [United States Department of Agriculture] found that over 17 million households in the United Sates suffered from food insecurity. [3] The rates were considerably higher for low-income single women with children. The percentage of food insecure families with children who were employed was 85% indicating that wages were not sufficient enough to afford adequate amounts of food. [4] The lack of food security is detrimental to the development of children as it leads to weak health, which can then affect behavior and psychological development. Children who do not receive proper nutrition score lower in school, showing an association between food insecurity and performance in school. [5] In some cases, obesity can be a result of food insecurity, this is because families can only afford nutrient deficient and unhealthy foods to feed every member of the household. These households ...
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At USD 1.026 trillion, the forecast cost of importing foodstuffs at the global level in 2010 would be some USD 133 billion or 15 percent more than in 2009, and only a fraction short of the landmark USD 1.031 trillion reached in 2008. On the back of sustained economic recovery and rising freight costs, particularly in the latter half of the year, noncereals are expected to account for almost all the annual growth in global food bills, with values foreseen to surpass the record levels registered in 2008 ...
Extreme drought, violent conflict, and scarcity have created a food crisis that is making it nearly impossible for people in East Africa to get the food they need to survive. More than 20 million people in this region are in need of urgent food assistance.
Other people affected by the rule, even if they are looking for jobs, include unemployed mill workers, fishermen and manual laborers.. As 19 states with strong economies became ineligible for the waiver last year, four others voluntarily followed Maines lead in refusing to accept federal benefits despite the fact that they were still eligible because they represent rural areas where job opportunities are limited and where barriers to work, such as transportation and training, are high.. Consequently, on April 1, nearly a million Americans will join the Mainers who have been forced into debilitating hunger because of shortsighted measures that arent based on sound economic principles in a state that is among the worst in the nation at making sure families can put supper on their tables.. Not only is Maine third in the country for hunger - people going extended periods without access to food (known as "very low food security") - but it also ranks 12th for food insecurity, which the U.S. ...
Press Release issued Oct 6, 2015: The Report Global Food Traceability Market 2015-2019 has been prepared on the basis of an in-depth Global Food Traceability Market analysis with inputs from team of industry experts. Global Food Traceability market to grow at a CAGR of 9.88% over the period 2014-2019. It Includes Global Food Traceability Market growth prospects along with market landscape in upcoming years. The report also covers discussion on the key vendors operating in the Global Food Traceability Market Space.
The food crisis could be upon us, as farmers in the United States report that income has plummetted. If farmers can no longer afford to grow the food we all buy in the stores, expect not only a major price hike on the food that is available but a shortage of whole foods as well.
Need a recipe for a successful urban food policy? A recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, has some ideas.
Milan Urban Food Policy Pact 15 October 2015 Acknowledging that cities which host over half the world s population have a strategic role to play in developing sustainable food systems and promoting healthy
Building an Urban Food System Through UDC Food Hubs: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8063-8.ch026: The Landgrant College of the University of the District of Columbia embodies the universitys unique mission as the only exclusively urban land-grant
Until recently the discussion was largely about quality," he writes. "Quantity and availability only entered the picture when we tried to reconcile the diet of a British family with that of a poor family in east Asia, say, or the Horn of Africa. The answer used to be simple: free up the markets, oppose trade barriers for producers in the developing world, extend bilateral aid to their countries, but be sure to eat up, because the more we put away, the better off the struggling poor will be. In the newer thinking, however, our habits are dangerous for them, but also for us: we are eating beyond our means and stretching our supply lines . . . ". As we at the World Food Programme look at reaching 100 million hungry people worldwide, it becomes increasingly clear that the food supply for the hungriest is connected to the food supply of we who are less hungry.. Though Harding doesnt purport to solve the problems of food supply for the hungriest or for the well fed, he offers a contribution merely in ...
While Chinas food security at the national level has been taken care of, its condition varies from region to region. There are huge disparities of food security conditions among regions, which, in recent years have been exacerbated by rapid and unbalanced urbanisation. Therefore, the more pressing task for China is how to effectively transport food from the major food producing provinces to the major food consuming regions, and safeguard food security at the local level.. For a country as big as China it is understandably challenging to transport food from one region to another. It can also be a nightmare as the food supply chain is very inefficient. Road transportation is too costly and time consuming; air transportation is too expensive and ordinary rail transportation is prioritised to carry passengers.. To address this problem, the Chinese authorities have implemented a variety of policies to facilitate the inter-regional transportation of food. Unfortunately, it seems that those measures ...
Science innovation can enable rural producers to be more productive. Robert Zeigler, from IRRI, outlined the importance of rice science as "a powerful weapon in the war against hunger and poverty." Rice, which is one of the oldest domesticated crops, is primarily grown in wet, monsoon areas. Climate change is impacting Asias rice producing regions, and as a result, farmers are facing severe challenges to grow enough to meet demand. Because global rice production needs to increase before 2035, Dr. Zeigler highlighted new genetic revolutions as a way to fill the gap in production and to secure a "second Green Revolution." Molecular biology and plant physiology show great promise and when linked with soil biology and chemistry, would greatly advance rice production.. GHIs forthcoming 2014 Global Agricultural Productivity ® (GAP Report ®) highlights how National Agricultural Research Centers (NARS) utilize IRRIs work in India. For example, in the 1960s, IRRIs research in partnership with ...
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (IPS) - The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger.
With 16,000 new HIV infections worldwide each day and scientists predicting it will be 10 to 20 years before we have an effective vaccine, heres something new to worry about: Global warming and the growing food crisis will likely make the AIDS epidemic even worse. That was the consensus at an HIV/AIDS forum held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia yesterday. The Age reports:. ...
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As the demand for information on the nutritional impact of food aid has increased, the World Food Programme through FAIS has integrated in its database quantity data on food aid deliveries with additional information on their nutritious content. FAIS presents data on food aid deliveries in metric tons and a number of indicators that reflect the nutritional value of food aid deliveries. This Users Guide is designed to help users to get the most from FAIS data ...
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In the wake of the global food crisis of 2008 Middle Eastern oil producers announced multi-billion investments to secure food supplies from abroad. Often called land grabs, such investments are at the heart of the global food security challenge and put the Middle East in the spotlight of simultaneous global crises in the fields of food, finance, and energy.
Introduction. Thirty percent (3 million) of the food insecure in Kenya are located in the urban and peri-urban centres making urban food insecurity and poverty a major concern. Because markets are the main source of food for the urban population, issues of food availability, affordability, adequacy and the ability of the market and public programmes to deliver food come to the fore.. Up to date information on the proportion of food insecure and severity of hunger allow governments and development agencies to effectively plan, monitor and evaluate their interventions. Targeting and packaging of assistance need also to be informed to be effective.. Aggregate or country level estimates of food security are limited in their usefulness because they do not provide useful information for targeting specific areas or groups of people. Data on food acquired by households have been found useful in assessing food security status in households and are considered reliable in determining whether households ...
Globally, there is a growing understanding that the current farming practices are unsustainable, failing to support a decent standard of living for farmers and not providing enough food to support projected population growth.. Climate-change predicts greater flooding, drought, disease and invasive pests, but in a manner that is not well understood, generating diverse challenges that will demand research-led solutions.. Volatility and instability of global markets impacts the price and availability of raw materials.. IGFS actively explores new ways of enhancing agricultural outputs without compromising ecological stability, from research into reducing livestock methane emissions and novel ways of soaking up ammonia in farmyards, to incorporating new technologies such as smartphones to empower farmers and vets to monitor and control disease, check soil health, etc, all on-site. ...
Diversifying crop production has been proposed as a means of reducing food and nutrition insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, but previous empirical studies yield mixed results. Much of this evidence...
Washington, DC - The Alliance to End Hunger strongly supports the introduction and passage of legislation that would continue and bolster U.S. leadership in
In the last 50 years, whats on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over - with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security, researchers said Monday.
In the last 50 years, whats on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over - with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security, researchers said Monday.
Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
Secondly, priming of immunity can carry long-term potency against pathogens, sometimes even life-long, thereby reducing the need for frequent re-treatment of crops. This long-term potency can even span generations - the offspring of primed plants have been shown to respond more quickly and effectively to pathogen attack.. Thirdly, multiple genes are typically involved (PDF) in coordinating these primed immune responses, lending a higher degree of evolutionary durability than seen with pesticides or resistance-genes.. Finally, whilst chemical priming agents and specific priming genes may still be patentable, there is likely a weaker legal case for intellectual ownership of the innate ability of a plant to prepare itself for subsequent pathogen attack. Defence priming may therefore be appropriate for all those in need of it, rather than only those who can pay for it.. ...
ive seen alot of discussions on food substitutes, veggies, and beans. but whst do you do when you suffer from severe food allergies? all green veggies, and m...
Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased. Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system. This often includes decision-making around production and processing techniques, marketing, availability, utilization and consumption of food, in the interest of meeting or furthering social objectives. Food policy can be promulgated on any level, from local to global, and by a government agency, business, or organization. Food policymakers engage in activities such as regulation of food-related industries, establishing eligibility standards for food assistance programs for the poor, ensuring safety of the food supply, food labeling, and even the qualifications of a product to be considered organic. Most food policy is initiated at the domestic level for purposes of ensuring a safe and adequate food supply for the citizenry. In a developing nation, there are three main objectives for food policy: ...
These countries contributed $1,377.9 billion to the global food retail industry in 2013, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% between 2007 and 2011. The top 5 emerging countries are expected to reach a value of $2,018.4 billion in 2018, with a CAGR of 7.9% over the 2013-18 period.. Within the food retail industry, China is the leading country among the top 5 emerging nations, with market revenues of $729.6 billion in 2013. This was followed by India and Mexico with a value of $316.7 and $171.2 billion, respectively.. China is expected to lead the food retail industry in the top five emerging nations, with a value of $1,102.7 billion in 2018, followed by India and Mexico with expected values of $479.6 and $221.1 billion, respectively.. Purchase a copy of this report @ http://www.marketreportsonline.com/contacts/purchase.php?name=344972 ...
The study found that in most of the cases reviewed, WFPs own initial decisions about response were under-pinned by adequate information and analysis from assessments, whether conducted by WFP itself or through a collaborative process. Although WFP assessment practice has, in some respects, embraced a wider food security perspective, it is often still geared around one set of response questions, i.e. how much food aid is required and by whom? The rationale for the proposed food aid strategy is not always clear from the analysis of context in assessment reports and is rarely articulated against a wider range of potential response options. Furthermore, progress in informing initial programming decisions is not yet matched by an ability to make informed decisions throughout the life of a programme. The study recommends that WFP adopt an information strategy for all major responses and that this be budgeted explicitly. Overall, the study team concluded that there is a relative under-investment in the ...
Higher food prices, dwindling purchasing power and socio-economic inequalities are crucial factors promoting under-nutrition in Nigeria. Previous efforts to enhance food consumption and nutrition achieved limited successes as most of the interventions focused largely on food supply with little detailed appraisal of drivers of food demand, especially at the household level. Consequently, this study examines the structure of food demand among households with emphasis on price and income as key variables on which interventions can be built to boost food consumption and nutrition. The study utilises the Nigeria Living Standard Survey and the food price data for 2003/2004 from the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria for analyses while employing the double-hurdle model, nutrient deficiency index and a pro-undernourished policy index as analytical tools. A Bayesian (Gibbs sampler) approach is used to estimate the almost ideal demand system (AIDS) model within the framework of the multivariate ...
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Editors note: World Food Day, a global movement to end hunger, took place on October 16.. As we commemorate World Food Day 2012 it is crucial to explore the issues surrounding food security in a local and global context. In much of the world populations are expanding dramatically with demand for food increasing in-step. Food security is composed of three facets; availability, access and use, and in many of the countries where we invest we see challenges across all three.. At Acumen Fund we believe that a critical way to improve food security is by improving smallholder farmers access to stronger agricultural inputs, tools and financing. In a sector where innovation abounds, millions of smallholder farmers are still struggling to produce decent crop yields, resulting in poor nutrition, bad health and stagnant growth. For the last decade Acumen has been addressing this issue through a series of innovative investments in agriculture in Africa and South Asia.. With our investment in GADCO in ...
A recent study has unearthed the mystery of how plant disease resistance is linked to the soil microbiome. This new area of research will open up new possibilities for a more sustainable food production system and help combat global food security threats.. Plant pathogens are a major threat to global food production, notably in food-deficit areas which can see up to 20-30% crop losses due to pathogens alone. There are numerous management practices and technologies aimed at reducing such losses, including the application of chemical control, breeding of resistant crop varieties and cultural control actions. However, all of these tools and systems are threatened by constantly evolving pathogen resistance, virulence levels and expanding host ranges due to changing climates.. A team of researchers from the University of York with colleagues from the Netherlands and China studied the effects of the soil microbiome on plant-pathogen interactions. It is commonly known that disease distributions vary ...
According to the best available research, we are going to have to double food supplies, globally, by 2050. Think about that for a moment. Children born today will be in their 40s at a time that we need to have already doubled food production, yet during the last 20 years we have seen only a 20 percent increase in food supply. Assuming a steady rate of increase in production (which might be optimistic) we should expect to fall far short of demand over the next few decades.
In a state renowned for agricultural abundance, far too many families struggle to put food on the table. More than sixteen percent of Californians-a staggering 6.4 million people-live in households that experience hunger or food insecurity, according to a Brandeis University report released this summer. Thats significantly worse than in the nation as a whole.. Sadly, the figures include roughly 2.5 million children for whom hunger and food insecurity-defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate nutrition-translate into poor health, poor academic performance, and curtailed opportunities for a better life. In low-income communities, more than forty percent of all children suffer hunger and food insecurity, and the problem is concentrated in communities of color: roughly thirty percent of African-American and Hispanic children live in households that cannot provide adequate food for an active, healthy life.. For some families, a sudden emergency or crisis brings hunger and food insecurity. ...
They are in critical periods of their lives where they have special nutritional needs. In South Asia around 99 million children below the age of five are underweight. Another group of food insecure people is those who suffer most from hidden hunger. Due to unbalanced diets, millions of children have vitamin A, iodine and iron deficiencies.. There are about 30 million pregnant women in South Asia suffering from anaemia. Further, there are about 63 million people who are food-insecure in a transitory way. This group consists of poor people exposed to recurrent natural disasters. Their ability to cope with sudden food shortages decreases with every new disaster and makes them even more vulnerable and food insecure.. Food insecurity is a multidimensional problem that affects different types of people in different ways. Tremendous progress has been made to promote food security through increasing food-grains production. But this kind of unidimensional focus on food availability is not enough to solve ...
The Global Food and Environment Institute focuses on food security and environmental protection. It draws together expertise from across the University to address these linked challenges.
How to Shoot a Rifle Quick tract on how to shoot a rifle, laid out to be published as a credit card size tract you can print out and plant anywhere and everywhere. INSTRUCTIONS: Print onto two, two sided pages if you cant have that option with your printer, you will have to feed and switch sides yourself. Cut horizontally along the dividing lines, top and bottom of the panels and along the outside edge. BE CERTAIN NOT TO LOSE TRACK OF YOUR SECTIONS OR HOW THEYRE ORIENTED!!!! You need to cut so that pages one and three are facing up. When you have your horizontal sections-you should have eight-you then start stacking them, top section, first page over next section down first page, then those two sections placed over the third section down, then the three stacked sections over the bottom section, first page. Then, your stacked sections go atop the top section, second page, then that stack goes over the next section down of the second page, then the stack goes over the third section down of the ...
It is peculiar to live in a world where hunger is an endemic problem for half the planet while diet books are best-sellers in the other half. This point is often lost in the broader bundle of jargon that now defines the conversation on food security in the twenty-first century, but it should not be.. A food security expert today will tell you that in order to feed the worlds population, projected to reach over 9 billion people by 2050, we must adopt a sophisticated strategy of "streamlining market efficiencies," "scaling best practices," and "leveraging disruptive technologies" to put food in the mouths of the poor and the hungry. True. But there is more to this story.. In reality, food insecurity predates public-private partnerships and market-driven solutions by several millennia, and the essence of the issue remains unchanged. Even in the twenty-first century, chronic hunger and malnutrition are propagated by two forces: inequality and injustice.. It is peculiar to live in a world where ...
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A GLOBAL food crisis will see the cost of household staples rocket by almost a fifth in five years, economists warned yesterday. | BIOSCIENCE NEWS
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American Farmland Trusts Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference will offer training sessions for planners working on community food systems, healthy communities, farmland protection, and smart growth. Food system planning is an emerging field engaging planners and planning organizations, civic leaders, food policy councils and others interested in creating more sustainable food systems. These sessions fill a critical gap by convening the diverse interests of this field who must work together to effect meaningful change to strengthen the economic and environmental health of Americas food and farming system. In these sessions planning professionals will be trained in successful land use planning and effective local policies; explore the links between local farms, economic development, and food security; delve into successful approaches that build healthy food systems through planning, policy and public investment; learn about exemplary food policy councils; and create new ...
The United Nations new population growth projections show that the world is set to reach nearly 9.6 billion by 2050. This growth holds serious implications for [global food security](http://www.wri.org/blog/2013/05/great-balancing-act-3-needs-sustainable-food-future). Absent other effective measures to control dietary shifts and [reduce food loss and waste](http://www.wri.org/blog/2013/06/numbers-reducing-food-loss-and-waste), the world will need to produce about 70 percent more food annually by 2050 to meet global demands. That is a big task, and even harder to do without converting millions more hectares of forests into farmland, contributing to climate change.
So what’s it going to take to get your community hooked on sustainable food? If you are reading this, you probably already know about many of the problems with our food system and youre probably making some efforts to change your buying and eating habits. But what about your parents? Your neighbors? The people shopping the inside isles at conventional grocery stores in your town? What is it going to take for us to reach out to that next layer of eaters and entice them with sustainable food?
So what’s it going to take to get your community hooked on sustainable food? If you are reading this, you probably already know about many of the problems with our food system and youre probably making some efforts to change your buying and eating habits. But what about your parents? Your neighbors? The people shopping the inside isles at conventional grocery stores in your town? What is it going to take for us to reach out to that next layer of eaters and entice them with sustainable food?
We explored the feasibility and acceptability of an Internet grocery service (IGS) as an approach to improving food access in urban neighborhoods.
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on global food security and its implications for the US.
CARE and Cargills partnership of more than fifty years is a testament to the values we share. Over the past eight years, this partnership has helped improve the lives of more than 300,000 people around the world. With Cargills support, CARE engages communities to promote food and nutrition security and climate change resilience while advance sustainable agricultural practices through a new three-year phase of programming.
Food price inflation and volatility have a significant and adverse effect on the health of the most vulnerable in developing countries.
It is rare for price spikes to hit all major foods in most countries at once, but food prices suffered all-time peaks in 2008 and 2011, posting a 15% and 12% deflated increase year-over-year, representing prices higher than any data collected.[119] One reason for the increase in food prices may be the increase in oil prices at the same time.[120][121]. In December 2007, 37 countries faced food crises, and 20 had imposed some sort of food-price controls. In China, the price of pork jumped 58% in 2007. In the 1980s and 1990s, farm subsidies and support programs allowed major grain exporting countries to hold large surpluses, which could be tapped during food shortages to keep prices down. However, new trade policies had made agricultural production much more responsive to market demands, putting global food reserves at their lowest since 1983.[122]. Rising food prices in those years have been linked with social unrest around the world, including rioting in Bangladesh and Mexico,[123] and the Arab ...
... is a senior associate with the Humanitarian Agenda and the Global Food Security Program at CSIS. In this role, she analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance programs and policies that impact global hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. She is a frequent speaker, moderator, and author on issues from the global food system to humanitarian aid. Ms. Flowers has published in Forbes; Georgetown Universitys International Affairs Journal; and has been quoted in congressional testimonies, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post.
On the last day of their joint visit to Niger, UN Development and Humanitarian Chiefs Helen Clark and Valerie Amos travelled to the south-western Tillabery region, one of Nigers most vulnerable areas in terms of food insecurity, to call for a response to the crisis that will build community resilience for the future.
The critical food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the Nation are identified and described as part of a continuing reassessment of critical national issues and as an aid in setting audit objectives. National and global factors affecting the food system are becoming increasingly uncertain, and the ability to respond to this uncertainty will depend on how effectively the food system is managed. Higher consumer food prices, unstable farm prices, limits on the resources of the industrialized food system, and food impact in world affairs have created new challenges for the 1980s which will warrant Government action. It is believed that efforts will continue to develop a national food policy incorporating the goals of the current agricultural, nutritional, food delivery, and international food systems. The underlying objectives upon which this policy will be determined are: developing and coordinating national and international food policies; fulfilling the Nations commitment ...
Posted by admin on Oct 1, 2014 in Activities, News , 0 comments. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva (r) addresses COAG prior to President Danilo Medinas (l) keynote address. Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security 29 September 2014, Rome - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an.... Read More ...
The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting its first virtual conference to bring together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.. The conference will include presentations on policy development and advocacy, selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as writing policy briefs, using logic models, and developing a program budget.. More information. ...
to create value-added forms of local foods, such as "carrot coins," which more easily meet the needs of institutional food procurement.. Missoula Countys Role. Missoula County provides political support to Missoula Farm to School in a number of ways. The County encour- ages purchasing of local agricultural products in its legis- lation, such as the Missoula Greenhouse Gas and Energy Efficiency Plan and Joint Resolution Number 6889. Joint Resolution Number 6889 was passed by the City and the County in 2005 and is particularly important because it states that both governments will "actively support ef- forts to increase the security of the local food system so that it is based on sustainable agriculture." The resolution also supported the creation of the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, the Missoula regions food policy council, and stipulates that a county commissioner serve on it. Commissioner Bill Carey currently fills this role, bring- ing with him a long history of work in Montanas ...
Food desert: Food desert, an impoverished area where residents lack access to healthy foods. Food deserts may exist in rural or urban areas and are associated with complex geographic and
In developing countries, the food system employs the majority of people in self and wage employment both on and off the farm. Globally, 65% of poor working adults relied on agriculture for their livelihoods in 2016. According to 2017 data, farming generates about 68 percent of rural income in Africa, and about half of rural income in South Asia.. Changes in diets, rising consumer demand and urbanization are creating opportunities in the broader food system-including in manufacturing, marketing, transportation and food preparation. In Africa, food systems accounted for nearly 50 percent of economic activity in 2013 and could create a trillion-dollar food market-and even more jobs-- by 2030.. This is important, especially as 1.6 billion people in low and middle income countries-and 300 million young people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone-- reach working age in the next 15 years. Under current trends, analysis shows that the food system in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia will ...
In an effort to improve the food security information system in Myanmar, WFP has instituted a Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) in WFP project areas. The FSMS currently consists of a light monthly monitoring component and periodic, more in-depth data collection at sentinel communities throughout WFP project areas.. ...