Who owns the genetic code? Can a company patent nature? Who decides? These are some questions that will have a major impact on global food security in the 21st century.
Archive for November, 2014
Soil constitutes the foundation of agriculture and thus provides us with food, fiber, feed and fuel. However, for a multiple of reasons, including modern agricultural practices, deforestation, and overgrazing, the world’s soil is at risk. For the celebration of 2015 International Year of Soils, YPARD kicks-off the “Soils through Youth’s Eyes” contest with the scope of creating a photo-calendar for 2015 to raise awareness about the importance of soils. The best 12 images will feature on the 2015 YPARD “Soils through Youth´s Eyes” photo-calendar + published on FAO Global Soil Partnership’s website! Send up to 3 pics illustrating why soil matters to email@example.com by 14 December, 2014& contribute with your perspective to sustainable soil management! http://bit.ly/1ukQV3G #IYS2015
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), “Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.” Additionally, “as a result of erosion over the past 40 years, 30 percent of the world’s arable land has become unproductive.” World’s soil is at risk. This is why in preparation for the 2015 International Year of Soils YPARD kicks-off the “Soils through Youth’s Eyes” photo-calendar contest. The goal: raise awareness about the importance of soils. Send up to 3 pics illustrating why soil matters to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 December, 2014! The best 12 images will feature on the 2015 YPARD “Soils through Youth´s Eyes” photo-calendar + published on FAO Global Soil Partnership’s website! http://bit.ly/1ukQV3G #IYS2015
Food security can be defined with many definitions but the core concept is same. It can be defined as “Secure, adequate and suitable supply of food for everyone.” While United Nations Food Summit 1996 defined it as, Food security exists when all people, at all times have physical or economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security exists only when there is balance on all the four pillars of it. Food availability, food accessibility situation, food utilization/distribution and stability are considered as the four pillars of food security. Food availability is the first and utmost pillar of food security. If food is not available sufficiently, we cannot think about securing our food. Even the rich people having enough money may not be able to access the sufficient amount of food. Food accessibility means ability…
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Mountain Agriculture Development
Livelihood of majority of the mountain people in the world especially Hindukush Himalayan region countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, china, Afghanistan) revolve around agriculture. Agriculture is a main source of economy for their livelihood. The problem of shrinking agricultural land is getting compounded in new human settlements, urbanization industrialization and other infrastructure development. Management of marginal land is getting increasing priority with the increasing population pressure, poverty, soil erosion, and degradation and loss of natural resource in the hill and mountains for economy growth and environmental protection.
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Catchy & Followed
We live in common world and share a common ground. Human interaction with natural environment can be defined as interaction between the human social system and rest of ecosystem. Interaction do have a direct influence in environment either it may be beneficial or detrimental. Human interaction with environment has always been healthy but back from few decades the situation is not same. Climate change has become a challenge to modern world. Although, the threat of global warming is real, backed by scientific evidence, most people are oblivious to this problem and their attitude towards this issue is marked by complete denial of facts. Some even share a belief that global warming is hoax and the issue is being over-hyped. But in depth truth is always truth. Climate change has been a black hole to the coming modern days.
There is a great deal of uncertainty about climate change, but there…
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