COP21: Food – the big picture

Dec 08, 15 COP21: Food – the big picture

Posted by in All Food Systems Sustainable

Photo: David Swanson/IRIN Global food security is not just about how much we grow. To achieve it, we need to look at the bigger picture, particularly at the way in which water and energy needs underpin production. Climate change threatens all of that. Rainfall variability directly affects crop production, but also energy generation...

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Property rights and miracle trees: Growing climate-smart agriculture in Zambia

Joseph Zulu works with a community surveyor to map and record the boundaries of his family’s farm as part of customary land certification program. With clearer, stronger property rights, Mr. Zulu will have greater incentives to invest in and conserve his most important asset: his land. Photo by: Jeremy Green / The Cloudburst Group...

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How climate change affects malnutrition

A farmer works in the fields. More innovative solutions for nutrition and climate-smart agriculture are essential to ending hunger and malnutrition. Photo by: Abt Associates   End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 — that is the second Sustainable Development Goal,...

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Celebrity chefs serve up free meals from discarded food

Dec 04, 15 Celebrity chefs serve up free meals from discarded food

Posted by in Zero Food Waste

Prominent chefs from Thailand and Australia use ingredients that are usually discarded to dish up meals for people in Bangkok, to raise awareness on food waste. Photo: UNEP Asia Pacific For those who have never tried ‘rejected’ veggie curry made with ‘saved’ coconut milk served with ‘broken rice’ and washed down with corn cob tea,...

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Climate change and your food: Ten facts

Dec 04, 15 Climate change and your food: Ten facts

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What a warming world means for agriculture and feeding the planet Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves. Help spread the word about the implications of climate change for global food security: Select a fact, and then the pop-up Twitter icon that appears to tweet it....

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