CFS Blog

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 [...]

Genetically Modified Crops: The Seeds of Hope

According to data from the World Food Programme, around 795 million people do not have enough food to live a healthy life. Thanks to factors both naturally occurring and man-made, it is one of the shocking statistics of our age [...]

Diversification: a fresh story

  As countries focus on policy making and intergovernmental measures to tackle climate change, food system diversity is emerging as a fresh new strategy to ensure food access.   A homogenized food system has gifted us with cost-efficient calories. Fair enough, but these [...]

“Action!” for mother and child nutrition

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), with its 56 side events, was a great opportunity to learn more about the issue of food security, to meet people who are actively working to address this challenge and to explore new [...]

Let’s make farming famous

Of the 14 side events that I attended during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the event on farming, innovation and youth was the most engaging and energetic.  It was organized by World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

Cash rules everything around me

Did you know that in order to end poverty and hunger by 2030 we would need to secure an additional US$267 billion in investments per year? Actually, depending on whom you talk to and how you choose to look at it, [...]
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