CFS Blog

Leveraging agrobiodiversity: a recipe for food forever and happily ever after

“Variety is the very spice of life, which gives it all its flavour” wrote William Cowper in his poem “The Task”. Endless repetition gets very boring and even depressing, at least it gets for me. And who doesn’t like to try [...]

Reaping the Benefits without Salting the Earth - Moving forward with Genetically Engineered Foods

Genetic engineering is powerful technology and when applied to food crop improvement, it has the potential to help solve world hunger in many ways. But this power comes with the responsibility to ensure that there are no long-term, potentially irreversible [...]

Food security with the help of UAVs

Drones are Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs) or quad copters that hover in the air with the help of tiny propellers. They are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS), sensors and cameras. Drones are also called flying computers which use artificial [...]

Climate Change and Formidable Challenge of Zero Hunger

Changes are unstoppable and undeniable natural phenomena occur perpetually. But, the rate and paradigm of changes matter. Earth wouldn't have been paradise for all living organisms if it's climate hadn't changed from a fireball to our present productive living land. Some [...]

Let’s move from production to distribution

Since its origin, human civilization has not been able to avoid poverty and hunger. In this, the 21st century, through technological innovations, immense labour markets and scientific breakthroughs, humans have been successful in increasing productivity and human prosperity. Unfortunately, this [...]

Yes to SDG 1, No to Hunger

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you are thousand miles from the corn field." This quote, by former American president Dwight D. Eisenhower always strikes me when I start to write on topics related to agriculture, [...]

Community Forest: Boon for a Sound Agro Ecosystem in Nepal

Thampopakha community forest is one of the best community forests of Muchchok Village Development Committee (VDC), Gorkha, Nepal with more than 400 vegetation species. It had been heavily encroached by residents before handing over to the community forest. “Now, there [...]

From Knowledge Gaps to Knowledge Apps - The Potential of Mobile Services in Development

The quickest way to get out of poverty right now is to have one mobile telephone.”   - Muhammad Yunus (2011) Farmers checking the weather forecast for the latest updates, receiving advice on when to harvest or monitoring the prices for [...]

Ending World Hunger for Global Stability

We live in a world where hunger is an endemic problem for half the planet while diet books are the best sellers in the other half.  Worldwide hunger and malnutrition have declined quite significantly and, in the aggregate, our earth [...]

Rethinking existing food system

A few days ago, when I was on a way to my village which was devastated by a terrible earthquake on 25th April, 2015, one incident stirred my soul. I was climbing up a hill when a tiny boy stopped [...]
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