B.C. community tackles food insecurity

OLIVER, B.C. — Connecting the bounty of food in the highly productive Okanagan with people in need is a priority of Food Secure Oliver. After three years of planning and consultations with the community, the initiative is expected to roll out in February and March with the hiring of a co-ordinator to implement the plan […] Read more


Conflict resolution key to famine issues

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization welcomes the UN security council’s recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries. FAO’s response comes after the UN security council adopted a statement acknowledging the link between conflict and famine. “We know through our […] Read more


Changing the discussion on genetic modification

The evolution of genetic modification will continue with more diverse options, giving scientists more flexibility to better breed crops for farmers and human nutrition. However, farmers and researchers will continue to have to explain the technology to consumers focused on the genetic level, said Pamela Ronald. Ronald, a GM researcher at the University of California, […] Read more



Remember the poor in climate agenda

Trenia Arana had been farming seven acres of land in central Nicaragua. But after years of severe drought, crop failures and growing debt, she finally decided to take up a job as a housekeeper last year. With her husband working in neighbouring Costa Rica, Arana’s 11-year-old son must now tend to the family gardens before […] Read more


VIDEO: Hunger called human rights issue

Varayayi Pugeni knew all about hunger when he was growing up in rural Zimbabwe. “There is nothing as depressing as when a mother has to make a choice on which child to feed, or to make a choice on which child should go to bed hungry,” Pugeni said on World Food Day Oct. 16. “My […] Read more



Organics can feed the world: report

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association takes aim at Friends of the Earth for claims that cattle production wastes farmland

Supporters of organic agriculture say they would have no problem feeding the world. Kendra Klein, staff scientist with Friends of the Earth, said the deeply entrenched narrative that organics is incapable of feeding a growing population is false. It is also the conclusion of a new report released by the organization called Farming for the […] Read more


Mobile phones key in tracking hunger

One in 10 people do not have enough food to eat in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, despite it being Africa’s second largest country with vast fertile lands and thousands of lakes, rivers and streams. Food insecurity, which is the “availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe and nutritious […] Read more