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Food security and nutrition: ‘Organic is the Future’

By Sapna Gopal HIMALAYAS, India, Jan 30 2020 (IPS) – Vandana Shiva, a pioneer of organic farming in India, is incensed by the 2019 draft law to compulsorily register all seeds used by farmers. On a wintry afternoon, at her farm Navdanya in the Himalayan foothills, the noted ecologist spoke on the future of the organic farming movement in India. Read More »

Address malnutrition, not just food security

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai Gen KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) – Malnutrition remains a formidable challenge in most societies, with less than a tenth of countries in the world not experiencing at least one major malnutrition problem. Read More »

24 faith-based organisations promoting food security

From Danielle Nierenberg Greetings from New Orleans! For many people, faith—like food—isn’t something that divides people, but brings them together. And with more than 80 percent of people around the world identifying with an organized religion, faith has proven to be a powerful motivating point for food relief—especially because many religious groups emphasize helping people who are hungry or food ... Read More »

Drying Ganga may stall food security, prevent achieving SDGs

by Sahana Ghosh A study forecasts that in the absence of interventions, groundwater contribution to Ganga river’s water flow would continue diminishing in the summer for the next 30 years. The dwindling of Ganga river would severely affect water available for surface water irrigation, with a potential future decline in food production. This decline in river flow also has implications for ... Read More »