Posts Tagged ‘ food security ’

Celebrate World Water Day Today — 22 March 2012

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.

When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is ‘elsewhere’.

Boosting cities’ food resilience

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a

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Rockfall’s 25th Annual Symposium: Our Future Food Security — National Issues, Local Response, Oct. 13, Old Saybrook

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

The Rockfall Foundation will present its 25th Annual Symposium on October 13, 2011, 8:30 am to 12:15 pm at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. The theme this year is, “Our Future Food Security: National Issues, Local Response” with Mark Winne, who has worked for 40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer.

80 nations want farming as part of climate talks

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

An 80-nation conference on food security urged U.N. climate negotiators Friday to consider agriculture when drawing up strategies to fight climate change.