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Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]

Persistent drought in Somalia leads to major food security crisis

21 February 2017

MOGADISHU – The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are deeply concerned about the impact of the recent [read more]

Biodiversity talks end with slew of announcments

20 December 2016

Mike Shanahan International negotiators have agreed to measures to restore eco-systems, improve conservation and track biodiversity targets Intergovernmental negotiations under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancún, Mexico ended on Friday with a slew of decisions aimed at [read more]

UN Agencies Scale Up Efforts to Save lives in Southern Madagascar

21 October 2016

Press Release 20 October 2016 JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI – Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. Women at WFP distribution of food [read more]

Micronutrient malnutrition and the adulteration of human diet

8 January 2016

When looking at human diet the normal focus is whether people are getting sufficient food, and whether their diet avoids such diseases as diabetes. The modern “western” diet is reliant on plant materials (including the food of animals we kill for meat) which are deficient nutritionally, [read more]