Who we are
Food is the basic human right
Food is recognised as “the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the realisation of this right” to end hunger and achieve food security.
-UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 1948, Article 25(1); ICSECR Article (11), General Comment (12)
The Food System
There will be estimated 9.7 billion people and food demand will increase up to 62 percent by 2050.
The number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, and has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017 from around 804 million in 2016.
Food loss and waste (FLW) is estimated one third of all food production.
The 2 of the 9 planetary boundaries have already crossed their limit and posed a sudden collapse of the system
The main contributors of food insecurity are FLW, climate change, poverty, war, migration, health and trade.
The food gap will be 56 percent in 2050 as of 2010, if the growth is business as usual.
About 3 billion more population in 2050 than now.
The more 593 million-hectare land will be needed,
The GHG mitigation gap will 11-gigaton to hold global warming below 2oC (3.6°F).
In the past 30 years, private and public investments in agriculture and rural areas have remained stagnant or have declined in most developing countries.
The food system ought to be addressed by adopting holistic approach from locally, globally and legally to leave no one behind; to feed all.
Source: FAO, 2018. Food loss and waste and the right to adequate food, Right to food discussion paper | Janet Ranganathan, Richard Waite, Tim Searchinger and Craig Hanson, 2018; How to Sustainably Feed 10 Billion People by 2050, in 21 Charts. World Resources Institute. | Wagle, J.C., 2018, Establishment of resilience in rice system for food security in Nepal (Master Dissertation) | Image: FAO, 2018
NO ONE MUST BE LEFT BEHIND
Food, Eco-system and humanity are interrelated and complement each other but they are stressed. The capacity of the earth to sustain its services is limited. This blog aims to ensure quality food sustainably from the highest productivity of the smallest inputs. Please, come and join us in this venture.
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