Food price volatility pushes millions into poverty, especially in low-income countries, leading to widespread malnutrition and civil unrest. Commodity prices are no longer determined by quality or supply and demand, rather financial speculators undermine the price of food, contributing to global instability.
According to a new report, 9 out of 10 of the largest U.S. grocery companies still don’t track or publicly report food waste. Their first steps must include changes in promoting and stocking produce.
López Obrador’s victory in Mexico brings hope for Mexican farmers expecting more self-sufficiency through a reduction in dependence on imports, chemical-intensive production methods, and GMOs. Promises of support for sustainable practices on small and medium-scale farms are on the horizon.
The launch of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is an important milestone for the project of achieving global food security. Brian King, the Coordinator for the Platform, and Andy Jarvis, one of the founders of the Platform, discuss the ideas behind this initiative and their vision for the future of research in agricultural development.
7 Generations, an AgTech farm development country focused on Indian country, looks to indoor vertical farming and STEM education to foster a healthier food system and the next generation of agricultural businesses for Native communities.
Carl Obst talks about how next generation, universal, and comprehensive TEEBAgriFood Report recognizes the complexity of the food system and allows policymakers to compare choices
ICRISAT and the Akshaya Patra Foundation are joining forces to implement a new Smart Food-based mid-day meal program to improve nutrition and food security for Indian schoolchildren.
The most comprehensive report on U.S. farmland reveals an unexpected reduction in agricultural land at the expense of residential development. One-third of the lost farmland represents the best land for intensive food and crop production, essential for feeding the increasing American population.