According to FAO’s data about one third of all edible food that we produce is lost or wasted. Food waste is a fundamental moral dilemma because in the world with a growing population and 800 million of chronically food insecure people, it is an inexcusable to waste food and resources.
The programme Agriculture for Food Security Post 2015 (AgriFoSe) – translating science into policy and development has been developed by researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Lund University, Gothenburg University and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
Every year, all the UN Agencies celebrate the World Food Day on October 16, the day on which the FAO was founded in 1945. It is celebrated to raise public awareness about hunger in the world,...
Melinda Fones Sundell blog from the 2nd Global Food Security Conference in Cornell.
2015 is an important year; soon the representatives from the UN´s member states will meet in New York and take a decision on a new Universal Development Agenda. This agenda is defined by 17 goals and 164 targets. It is very encouraging is that food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture is prioritized.
While the process of defining the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been relatively inclusive and consultative, it has been relatively isolated from national political processes. Few national decision-makers are resourced to follow or act on the fast-emerging agenda, especially in low-income countries.
Presented by Eva-Charlotte Eckström at the SIANI 2015 Annual Meeting.
Millenniemålen ska vara uppnådda nästa år. Trots viktiga framsteg på många områden kvarstår stora utmaningar. Vid Rio+20-konferensen beslutades därför att nya mål ska formuleras och ta...
Recent data on food waste indicate that roughly one third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. In the face of the growing food security challenge and need for increased efficiency of the food system, food waste has been acknowledge as an issue of high importance on the international agenda.
Next year is the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Despite great progress in some areas, major challenges remain.At the Rio+20 conference, world leaders agreed to draft a...