food security

Let’s Put Food First

We believe that everybody should have nutritious food all time. So, we work hard in putting efforts on sustainable food system, capability empowerment, system resilience and new economy. Because food system is endangered due to climate change, increasing population vs decreasing resources. To feed continuously food must be first in our policy and program. By… Continue reading Let’s Put Food First

agriculture, Environment, food security

Agro-forestry to preserve environment and gain more food

We need a clean environment to preserve earth by loving humanity however, natural settings of eco-system is being sabotaged. The excuse behind the sabotaging the natural order is economic growth. Indeed, Economic growth is essential to bring prosperity but growth should be pro-ecosystem, wellbeing and humanity. When growth is accelerated, the way of preserving environment… Continue reading Agro-forestry to preserve environment and gain more food

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

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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

Climate, food security

The coronavirus is just a beginning of catastrophe

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning Troutnut / shutterstock Wolfgang Knorr, Lund University Humanity has only recently become accustomed to a stable climate. For most of its history, long ice ages punctuated with hot spells alternated with short warm periods. Transitions from cold to warm climates were especially chaotic.… Continue reading The coronavirus is just a beginning of catastrophe

Capitalism, Climate

Climate crisis: We are the system that needs to change

Yet to solve the major environmental problems the world now faces, we actually need to do both – to change the world and ourselves. In fact, it is even more nuanced than that – because changing ourselves is a prerequisite for changing the world...

Environment, greetings

Happy New Year

Dear followers, best wishers and readers I wish you a very happy New Year 2020. On this occasion I would like to share an inspiring short podcast, interviewed with the great climate activist and an inspiring world icon Greta Thunberg by the Guardian journalist. Some of the sentences she mentioned during the interview are very… Continue reading Happy New Year

Climate

Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

I stand with the climate striking students – it's time to create a new economy Striking for the climate. Paapaya/Shutterstock Julia K. Steinberger, University of Leeds I initiated a letter of support to climate striking students – an English version of the German letter coordinated by ecologist Gregor Hagerdorn, signed by more than 1,000 academics… Continue reading Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy

food security

Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects

HoangTuan_photography/Pixabay, CC BY-SA Kelly Reed, University of Oxford What we eat can harm not only our health, but the planet itself. About a quarter of all the greenhouse gas emissions that humans generate each year come from how we feed the world. Most of them are methane released by cattle, nitrogen oxides from chemical fertilisers… Continue reading Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects