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¿Sirven los conceptos actuales de seguridad alimentaria en a lucha contra el hambre?

¿Sirven los conceptos actuales de seguridad alimentaria en a lucha contra el hambre?

Mi nombre es Mark Gibson, y soy un estudiante de doctorado dedicado a cuestiones de seguridad alimentaria y la forma en que la gente aborda este fenómeno. También he sido contratado para escribir un libro sobre seguridad alimentaria que debería publicarse en octubre de 2011. Mi investigación gira en torno a lo siguiente:
Tras varios años investigando, existe todavía confusión y falta de consenso sobre la conceptualización y la forma de abordar los problemas de la Seguridad Alimentaria.

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Mujeres en la agricultura y seguridad alimentaria: ¿cómo podemos transformar la retórica en realidad?

Mujeres en la agricultura y seguridad alimentaria: ¿cómo podemos transformar la retórica en realidad?

Este debate en línea está destinado a enriquecer la discusión que se promoverá con el lanzamiento oficial el 7 de marzo de la publicación principal de la FAO El estado de la agricultura y la alimentación 2010-2011 (SOFA) sobre Las mujeres en la agricultura: cerrar la brecha de género en aras del desarrollo y la celebración por parte de la FAO del Día Internacional de la Mujer el 8 de marzo, que también abordará esta cuestión.

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Resilience Measurement Principles – Toward an Agenda for Measurement Design FSIN Technical Series No.1

The Food Security Information Network (FSIN)* supports the development and harmonization of methods and tools for food and nutrition security analysis. A technical working group composed of renowned experts was constituted to lead the development of a common analytical framework and technical guidelines for resilience measurement.

This paper is an initial step toward the development of resilience measurement design for use by stakeholders (e.g. programme staff, monitoring and evaluation, policy makers). It outlines:

  • A definition of resilience
  • A series of measurement design principles
  • General technical guidelines for Resilience Measurement commonly used to promote rigor in all measurement approaches
  • A set of substantive issues and analytical concerns

Url to the publication:  http://www.fsincop.net/resource-centre/detail/en/c/213177/

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Carbon Incentive for Physical activity: Conceptualizing clean development mechanism for food energy

The basic fact is that intense practitioners of yoga consume food only once a day while moderate practitioners of yoga consume food twice a day. With the normal consumption being around three times on a given day, the economic benefit or the reduction in food consumption due to yoga practice is two meals per person per day for intense practitioner and the same would be one meal per person per day for moderate practitioner. In addition, the economic benefit includes increase in wellbeing & consciousness, and decrease in cost of non-communicable diseases.
 
The paper analyses the food and water consumption, excessive consumption, food consumption taxes like fat tax and brings out the business behaviour of tickling food consumption. In addition to taxing and regulating the excessive consumption & the tickling behaviour, it explores the preventive best practices that reinforce natural human ability of self-control over food consumption. It identifies the practices where there is purposeful or consequential reduction in food consumption i.e. weight loss treatment and yoga, proposes clean practice, suggests accounting for savings & carbon incentive, and discusses the finance and policy options in developed and developing countries. Yoga also meets some of the objectives of health, education, environment, culture & sports, food and finance, and therefore seeks finance allocation from corresponding ministries to support the carbon incentive work. As an alternative, the human capability developed can be measured under capability approach for creation of human development incentive. With the efforts to increase physical activity by subsidy proving to be less effective and with the taxes preventing consumption but not reducing temptation in short run, the paper considers embedding the best practice in the education to bring the habit of physical activity. Evaluating the practice for optimizing food consumption may operationalize a wellbeing practice, stimulate economic growth, and may lead to completeness in conserving all forms of energy and to completeness in charging of food consumption taxes