Food Security

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.

January, 2018

  • 22 January

    Scientists Breeding Super-nutritious Crops to Help Solve Global Hunger

    Biofortification is a partial solution global hunger, which must go hand in hand with efforts to reduce poverty, food insecurity, disease, poor sanitation, social and gender inequality.

April, 2017

  • 11 April

    Pakistan’s Cotton Production to Go Up

    Despite long dry spell, Pakistan is headed to mix results of its agriculture production for 2017/18.

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    Bangladesh Starts Contract Farming in Africa

    Bangladesh is turning to Africa to grow food to feed its population. Bangladeshi companies have acquired more than 80,000 hackers land for ‘contract farming’ in Uganda, Zambia, and Tanzania in recent months.

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Why Europe Will Let Member States Opt out of GM Crops

    Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.

October, 2015

  • 15 October

    Land ‘Grabbing’ Grows as Agricultural Resources Dwindle

    ‘Land grabbing’ or the purchase or lease of agricultural land by foreign interests has emerged as a threat to food security in several countries, says a new report.