Brexit, food security

Food trade: The EU and the US on Brexit

At last Brexit - the Britons mandate to leave EU from the referendum of 2016 - it seems it is not only an interest of British people and an outcome of using democratic right but it has also been a big game plan of international trade. Acoording to the JRF's research report 'low skills and… Continue reading Food trade: The EU and the US on Brexit

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Amazing images from an ignored destination

Nepal is beautiful Himalayan landlocked country lies in between big giants, emerging economies, China and India. Diversity is the greatest feature of this country. Climate/nature, languages and cultural are so diversified. Evergreen cold and snow in the mountain range (Boarder of China), warm weather in mid part, and hottest plain area (boarder of India) have… Continue reading Amazing images from an ignored destination

agriculture, food policy,, food security

The quality of Nigerian home-grown rice

Omobolaji Olubukunmi Obisesan, University of Ibadan Processing agricultural products – adding value by transforming them from basic commodities – increases their worth, appeal and market value. In the case of rice, processing is an important and distinct feature in its production. It involves changing harvested paddy into edible rice. Nigeria’s rice processing techniques are inefficient.… Continue reading The quality of Nigerian home-grown rice

food policy,, food security

Food choice, deforestation and virus

Terry Sunderland, University of British Columbia As the global population has doubled to 7.8 billion in about 50 years, industrial agriculture has increased the output from fields and farms to feed humanity. One of the negative outcomes of this transformation has been the extreme simplification of ecological systems, with complex multi-functional landscapes converted to vast… Continue reading Food choice, deforestation and virus

agriculture, food security

All mushrooms are not Safe to eat

Prof. Dr. Shyam P Lohani Every year poisonous mushrooms kill hundreds of people in Nepal. Oftentimes the entire family members consume wild mushrooms and suffer from poisoning. Many succumb to poisoning. Spring signals the start of the wild mushroom growing season. Since ancient times, wild mushrooms have been gathered for consumption throughout the world. During… Continue reading All mushrooms are not Safe to eat

agriculture, cooperative, Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

Uttam Maharjan Nepal is a predominantly agrarian country where over 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture. In a country which has a weak industrial base and which has to depend on exports, the importance of agriculture can hardly be overstated. But the agricultural sector is not up to much as the… Continue reading Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

agriculture, food security

Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the food supply value chain globally. The story… Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

food security

The big picture on food security

Having our cake and eating it too - the big picture on food security Quentin Farmar-Bowers, Deakin University Although Australia is a food exporting country, about 5% of Australian families suffer food insecurity - inadequate access to or supply of food, or inadequate food preparation. Many suffer diet-related health problems, such as obesity, because of… Continue reading The big picture on food security

food policy,, food security

Five ways to reboot the global food economy

Shutterstock.com Corinna Hawkes, City, University of London COVID-19 has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy. But it has also shown how measures that benefit health (lockdowns) can be seen as bad economic prosperity. A similar paradox is at the heart of promoting better diets. Poor diet is the world’s leading cause of… Continue reading Five ways to reboot the global food economy

inequality, Labour Force, Wage

Reduce Unemployment

To reduce unemployment, companies should cut hours instead of laying off staff Coronavirus is causing a spike in unemployment. Shutterstock.com David Spencer, University of Leeds Unemployment is rising sharply in the UK. Large sections of the workforce also face redundancy as the furlough scheme is phased out. It is clear that, without a radical shift… Continue reading Reduce Unemployment

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agriculture, Climate, food security

Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security | Unsustainable

Water, Air and Land According to the classical economist David Ricardo, the drivers of food production such as water, air and land (WAL) are free gifts from nature. No one should have to pay any price to have them supplied, because they are produced and delivered by nature with no cost. However, modern economists argue… Continue reading Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security | Unsustainable

Climate, Environment, Natural disaster

The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Work conditions for sand miners vary starkly. In Cambodia and southwest China, highly mechanized sand mines offer little local employment. In Nepal, labour-intensive sand mines may employ hundreds of people. And, in Myanmar, households living along rivers may be involved in informal river sand collection. A sand mine in Nepal. Growing urbanization and its need… Continue reading The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis