An Ongoing Affair: Food Security

Currently in the global agriculture diaspora food security is a recurring issue. The issue has grown of recent years to include household food security, nutrition security and even water security. Although these areas are interrelated they all have a multitude of factors which can affect them, either positively or negatively.

Climate Change, recurring pest and diseases, politics and development issues, agri science and biotechnology, and even war; these all affect a nation’s or a region’s ability to be food secure. This week, using the ‘Picture Wall Link’ format we look at some of these factors that affect food security around the world. We begin at home, here in Trinidad and Tobago with another tech4agri video post. Recently I completed this video for the Youth Ag Summit. Click on each picture link for more!

The organizers of the upcoming Youth Ag Summit to be held in Canada asked youth to speak about food insecurity from their point of reference i.e. a neighbourhood, community, country, etc. Here is my take on What Food Insecurity means to an island nation.

The organizers of the upcoming Youth Ag Summit to be held in Canada asked youth to speak about food insecurity from their point of reference i.e. a neighborhood  community, country, etc. Here is my take on What Food Insecurity means to an island nation.

Can we feed the world? The answer is YES! Distinguished professor and director of the organisation ‘Agriculture for Impact’ tells us more. Source: Digital-development-debates.org

Researchers have cracked the genome for several varieties of chickpea. This means they can now use modern breeding techniques to build the crop’s resistance to pest and disease etc. Science at work! Source: Generationcp.org

Currently Mali is facing civil war as certain regions were taken by force and French military authority moves in. Despite this dire situation people must eat. This link tells you the food access disaster that can occur as Mali’s planting season draws near. Source: FAO Media Centre

Using the online newspaper service paper.li This youth in leadership has created ‘Food Security Upgrade’ Similar to the printed press, news on food security issues is organised by the creator Codrin Paveliuc-Olariu and delivered to your email inbox daily. Subscribe! Source:Paper.li/CodrinPO

Over in the Phillipines, tissue culture and other techniques are being used to produce sweet potato. Previously seen as a poor man’s crop it is now a versatile and demanded food source as it can withstand increasingly inclement weather brought on by climate change. Source: Sunstar.com

Using an old method stepped in agroecology, Indian farmers are battling climate change to effectively grow rice, a staple crop in that region.

Using an old method stepped in agroecology, Indian farmers are battling climate change to effectively grow rice, a staple crop in that region. Source: RTCC.org

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