Food Security

October, 2023

  • 4 October

    The Green Revolution is a Warning, not a Blueprint for Feeding a Hungry Planet

    In Punjab, India’s top Green Revolution state, heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides has contaminated water, soil and food and endangered human health.

June, 2021

  • 11 June

    Land Deals Meant to Improve Food Security May Have Hurt

    Crops are interesting for investors because if the price of food is low and the price of energy is high, you can then use the crops for energy. But these types of crops are not nutrient-dense, so it’s not great in terms of food security.

May, 2020

  • 3 May

    Why Pakistan Cannot Produce Enough Vegetables?

    Yields of vegetables produced in Pakistan are low which is due to infestation with diseases, low plant density, weed infestation and poor water quality. By adopting suitable seeds and cultivating methods yields could be extended considerably.

April, 2020

  • 3 April

    How COVID-19 Threatens Seasonal Farmworkers and American Food Supply

    Eventually, consumers could begin to see the impact of any labor shortages in the form of higher prices or shortages of products ranging from strawberries and lettuce to meat and dairy.

August, 2019

  • 9 August

    Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

    Given the mounting impacts of climate change on food security and land condition, there is no time to lose.

July, 2019

  • 9 July

    Eight Ways to Halt a Global Food Crisis

    If we are to avoid a global food crises, we need to re-imagine where our food comes from and move, at least in part, towards more seasonal diets with a lower use of land and a serious reduction in global trade – especially for fruits, vegetables, and protein.

June, 2019

  • 15 June

    Saving Water in Pakistan and India by Feeding Thirsty Crops with Drops

    How India and Pakistan can reduce wastage of water in the age of climate change and water scarcity. The two countries can conserve water and increase productivity which can lessen stress on their shared and contested water resources.

  • 8 June

    Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudan – Views from a Scholar

    The Nile basin is rich in natural tangible and intangible resources, which are witnessing massive processes of grabbing in the recent decades. Most of the land was allocated to companies from mainly Middle Eastern states – including Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, the UAE and Syria – acquiring huge areas of land to produce food crops, animal feed such as alfalfa, and biofuels.

May, 2019

  • 31 May

    How Soybeans Became China’s Most Powerful Weapon in Trump’s Trade War

    China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.

  • 30 May

    Urban Agriculture Should be Taken Seriously

    In the Philippines, urban agriculture is slowly gaining ground but still has a minuscule contribution to overall crop production.