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Forest & Food Security

IUFRO -2 days ago

Landscape Talk at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the Time of Crises

By Prof. Bhaskar Vira, Chair of the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security Video and Presentation: Bhaskar Vira, Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI), Reader in Political Economy of Environment and Development, Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge....

WRI -4 days ago

COVID-19 Has Sparked a Food Loss Crisis. Here Are 3 Ways to Tackle It

COVID-19 Has Sparked a Food Loss Crisis. Here Are 3 Ways to Tackle It Comments|Add Comment|PrintSign on closed restaurant. Photo by Kelly Sikkema/unsplash With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply. While a potentially devastating food security crisis looms, a food loss crisis has already taken hold. With supply cha...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New UN report on state of the world’s forests

Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday. Source: Timberbiz Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity, The State of the World’s Forests 2020, highlights that since 1990, some 420 million hectares of trees have b...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Report released on Euro forestry policies post 2020

Forests and forest relevant policies in Europe face a wide array of challenges in a rapidly changing world. Issues such as Brexit, the new European Parliament and European Commission, and the recent European Green Deal proposal are certain to affect policymaking, as are the as-yet unknown impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Source: Timberbiz A new science-policy study from the European Fo...

CBD -1 month ago

Build diverse food systems for post-COVID-19 world

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has led to never-before-experienced lockdown situations-which in turn are having a significant impact across agricultural systems-threatening food security for increasing numbers of people around the world....

CBD -1 month ago

Agricultural economist evaluates research results on food security

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the same time, however, the intensification of farming has had negative environmental effects. Increases in food production will continue to be crucial for the future because the world population and demand continue to grow....

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Poor Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth

A team of scientists from Brazil and the UK are publishing the results of the first study linking food security for wildlife-dependent people in the Amazon with 'catch rates' -- which is the amount of fish caught for each hour spent fishing....

CBD -1 month ago

[Commentary] Covid-19 and food security: Lessons for Indian Agriculture

I started my post-graduate work on potato in 1947 at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Growing up in Tamil Nadu, I had witnessed the damage to the potato crop by a disease called late blight (caused by Phytophthora infestans) in the Nilgiri Hills....

CBD -1 month ago

Urban farms to traffic bans: Cities prep for post-coronavirus future

As the coronavirus pandemic forced lockdowns in many parts of the world, cities from Amsterdam to Singapore are unveiling measures to improve sustainability, food security and living standards that urban experts said would soon become the norm....

CBD -1 month ago

The twin threats to food security: Pandemics and climate disruptions

In a world of 7.8 billion hungry people, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered global fears about food supplies. Waves of panic buying have swept supermarket shelves clean and there are concerns the virus will sicken farmers and food factory workers, while shipments will be stalled by border controls....

CBD -1 month ago

Biodiversity to the rescue

India has the second largest population in the world, with over half of the territory used as cropland. India's food production needs to increase substantially in the coming decades due to an expected population size of more than 1.6 billion in 2050. To ensure food security, agricultural systems will have to respond to population growth, changing dietary habits and climate change....

CBD -2 months ago

Foods that last forever: Preserving crop diversity during a crisis

As global supply chains grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the safeguarding of food security is of dire concern to governmental and agri-food stakeholders. Speaking to representatives of the world's leading seed vaults, FoodIngredientsFirst explores the role of gene banks in conserving crop diversity during times of global crises....

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