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23.10.2020

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

Subhash Gatade Hunger is a matter of structural anomalies. It cannot just be explained away by who holds the reins of power. The “good news” is that India now stands at the 94th position on the Global Hunger Report 2020’s ranking of 107 countries. India has improved several notches… »

07.07.2020

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

Income Opportunities for Women By Ramesh Jaura Togo in West Africa is the venue of a milestone project between Soka Gakkai, a global community-based Buddhist organization and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The two have signed a memorandum to launch a reforestation project offering income opportunities… »

29.04.2017

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

By Baher Kamal Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people… »

06.09.2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) – “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said… »

29.07.2016

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Human Wrongs Watch By Neeta Lal* NEW DELHI, 28 July 2016 (IPS) – In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest… »

12.07.2016

‘Modern World Is Chaotic, Confused; Human Security a Must’

‘Modern World Is Chaotic, Confused; Human Security a Must’

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – The question is simple and the answer, short: does eating more mean being better nourished?… Not necessarily! On this, top United Nations agencies dealing with food and health have… »

23.06.2016

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Human Wrongs Watch By Graham J. Dwyer* MANILA, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the… »

22.02.2016

‘Bees Can Help Boost Food Security of Two Billion Small Farmers at No Cost’

‘Bees Can Help Boost Food Security of Two Billion Small Farmers at No Cost’

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 19 February 2016 highlighted the publication of a new study that quantifies, for the first time, how much crop yields depend on… »

11.02.2016

‘Overuse of Antibiotics and Other Antimicrobials Threats Rural Livelihoods, Food Security’

‘Overuse of Antibiotics and Other Antimicrobials Threats Rural Livelihoods, Food Security’

 Human Wrongs Watch The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 10 February 2016 said. Speaking to European ministers of health… »

15.02.2015

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

Human Wrongs Watch The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus this year is “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”* With the slogan, ‘No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soil’, the 2015… »

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