The solution is to produce more food with fewer resources; for this, automation offers an opportunity.
Category: food security
Investment in the Rural Economy Reduces Pressure to Migrate Internationally
Greater attention to rural areas holds important promise to accelerate poverty reduction, increase food security, and reduce migratory pressures.
To Achieve Human Rights, Start with Food
That fundamental right every one of us is entitled to — to be free from hunger — is at risk today like never before. We must take a human rights-based approach so as to apply human rights principles in our efforts.
Ending Hunger: A Dream or Still a Possibility?
At the 1974 World Food Congress in Rome, Henry Kissinger declared that in 10 years no child would go to bed hungry. Although his prediction did not come true, the decades that followed marked steady progress against hunger.
Ukraine’s Grain Shipments Are Not Enough to Tackle Global Hunger Crisis
Even the lifting of the blockade of Ukrainian ports will not miraculously solve a crisis that is global in scope. Instead, a structural overhaul of a system that is bloated, inefficient and hypocritical is long overdue.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Should Not Cause a Hunger Crisis
The trade fallout of the Russia-Ukraine conflict would be devastating for the world’s poor for whom inflation has put even the most basic foods beyond reach.
The Food Trade Can’t Stop (Español)
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.
The Hunger Crisis Nobody Is Talking About
Inflation has put even the most basic foods beyond the reach of many households. Many families spend more than half of their income on food. The higher prices are forcing them to choose between food and rent and medicine.
Ending Hunger Sustainably
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.
A Resilient World Where No One Is Left Behind (Español)
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.
Indigenous Lessons for Sustainable Food (Español)
The agri-food systems of the indigenous peoples suggest solutions to feed 811 million hungry people — without damaging biodiversity.
This Is How Equitable and Sustainable Recovery Fails
A world wrecked by inequality, poverty and global warming isn’t a secure, safe world — for anyone.