In this difficult time, we should tighten health protocols in agro-industrial value chains but without curbing the mobility of food or key inputs. Otherwise, the consequences could be extremely serious.
Feeding the poor doesn’t have to come at the expense of saving the planet, and vice versa. But it requires looking at food systems holistically – a major departure from the current siloed approach. To avoid unintended consequences, it is essential to quantify any trade-offs with data.
This year an additional 49 million people may fall into extreme poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the most vulnerable people in the worst case scenario.
The agri-food systems of the indigenous peoples suggest solutions to feed 811 million hungry people — without damaging biodiversity.
A world wrecked by inequality, poverty and global warming isn’t a secure, safe world — for anyone.
Eighty percent of the world’s poorest people — or 600 million people — live in rural areas, work in agriculture and, ironically, go to bed hungry.
Los servicios ecosistémicos del regadío incluyen la conservación del hábitat, la regulación del clima y servicios culturales o recreativos.
There is ample food for everyone — it is just that not everyone can afford it. To stave off lasting damage to health, governments can align incentives to subsidize more nutritious foods.
Like grocery baggers and delivery men, seafarers are undervalued by society and governments. Their rights are negligible, even though they make it possible for the rest of society to function.
The coronavirus pandemic has delivered a dual shock to supply and demand in quick succession. It’s a serious threat to food security because even though there is enough food for everyone in the world, it’s not a given that people have access to it.
It is precisely because the coronavirus doesn’t respect borders that global cooperation is the only shot at defeating it.
Trade restrictions are breaking supply chains, and coronavirus lockdowns are preventing laborers from working on farms. Countries need to step back and stop panicking.