International Biodiversity Day 2020: This year’s theme for UNGA occasion conceptualised in 1993 is ‘our solutions are in nature’ Renewable energy can be part of solution for Illinois Japan committed contribution to provide malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone Organic guava farming brings healthy returns করোনা: পরিচ্ছন্নতাকর্মীদের খবর রাখছেন না কেউ করোনা ভাইরাস: পরামর্শ বা উপদেশ করোনা ঠেকাতে ভিটামিন ডি Naga tribes of Myanmar face loss of land and forest under new law Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19 মাস্ক-গ্লাভস বর্জ্য থেকে জীবাণু খাদ্যচক্রে প্রবেশ করতে পারে
Category archives for: Food security

Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19


Dhaka, 18 May, 2020: Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic broke out, food insecurity was a serious concern throughout sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 239 million people in the region were undernourished as of 2018. Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, these chronic food crises have been driven by a variety of factors, […]

Ensuring food security during lockdown


Dhaka, 5, May, 2020: The government has already taken a number of measures to save Robi Cropconsidering the lockdown and because the haor region—especially Sunamganj, Sylhet and some northern districts such Gaibandha, Jamalpur—may suffer flashflood. These measures include regular weather forecast, early warning, arranging harvest machines and so on. These are some of the most […]

Food Security and COVID-19


Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries and organizations are mounting special efforts to keep agriculture safely running as an essential business, markets well supplied in affordable and nutritious food, and consumers still able to access and purchase food despite movement restrictions and income losses. This page summarizes […]

Financing safe and nutritious food businesses


Ensuring nutritious and safe food is one of the major challenges for the developing economies like Bangladesh. It is associated with the United Nations goal of 'Food Security' according to which all people, at all times, should have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. Though sufficiency or adequacy received due […]

Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief


Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told negotiators on Monday that as agriculture and food systems are “at the heart of the concept of sustainable development”, they are central to deliberations regarding the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, which is expected to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference in October. “Biodiversity is fundamental for ecosystems, for human beings, and is the basis of food diversity," said Mr. Qu, opening the […]

Farming Without Pesticides: How Can We Make Agriculture Greener?

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Hanging on a gate is a sign reading: "Potatoes — healthy and delicious." The slogan, to which the word "rare" could justifiably be added, is in line with Cornel Lindemann-Berk's philosophy of quality over quantity. "We don't have enough rain in the summer," he tells DW. "And since we don't want to water them, we've […]

2019 State of Climate Services: Agriculture and food Security


Madrid, 3 December 2019 – Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The benefits of investment greatly outweigh the cost, and yet the capacity to deliver and access these services is uneven and inadequate, according to a new report. An inaugural report on the State of Climate Services highlights […]

Lack of reporting of phosphorus supply chain ‘dangerous for global food security’

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A new study shows that the lack of reporting on the global phosphorus supply chain can indirectly be dangerous for global food security. Our global food production system uses 53 million ton of phosphate fertilizers annually, processed from 270 million tonnes of mined phosphate rock. Estimates show up to 90% phosphate loss from mine to […]

Human and food security in South Asia


This world in which we are living is a very insecure and prone place where problems like   poverty, crisis, conflicts, negative peace, natural disasters, economic instability, violence, health problems, environmental issues and deficient food have surrounded a human from all sides. Human is insecure in the presence of these problems and this is what we […]

Time to rethink Australia’s food security


Now that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finalised his advisory team, he’s apparently planning a series of ‘sleeves up’ sessions on policy development. There are a few topics that he should have his advisers working on. One area of critical importance is the nexus between food security, disaster resilience and the impacts of climate change. Ensuring […]


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