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Causes of Food Insecurity

A list and overview of some of the most common causes of food insecurity in African and other Third World countries.

Food Security | FOODWISE - Educational resources for teaching about food sustainability

Professional Life: Details some of the issues dealing with food insecurity which ties into the larger problem of our food system which could be improved with sustainable agricultural practices.

In Numbers 2.1 million affected people —of which 894,000 are children 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance 806,000 people urgently food insecure Highlights Between 8 October and 9 November, WFP has reached 451,718 people with 4,496 mt of food. This includes 1,100 people under the blanket feeding programme. On 8 November the Logistics Working Group staff in Jérémie coordinated the loading and delivery of 2 trucks with 600 kits of food, Situation Update The security situation…

Haiti: senior UN official says cholera outbreak needs ‘urgent attention’

DairyGood.org | Honoring the Harvest: How Dairy Farmers Transform Waste

Honoring the Harvest: How Dairy Farmers Transform Waste

DairyGood.org | Honoring the Harvest: How Dairy Farmers Transform Waste

The third WTO Review of China’s trade policies and practices and their impact on the functioning of the multilateral trading system took place in Geneva on 31 May and 2 June 2010

Their inclusion in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations led to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Since January they have become the subject of multilateral trade negotiations.

Map: The World’s Most Hungry Countries

Map: The World’s Most Hungry Countries

If food waste were a country it would rank as the third highest national emitter of greenhouse gases (The Guardian)  Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted, including about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. Meanwhile, 795 million people suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition.   The environmental impact of food loss and waste is high. The carbon footprint of food…

Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN

Rockliff, M., & Tanksley, A. (2012). My Heart Will Not Sit Down. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. A young African girl becomes sympathetic when her American teacher, tells her class about the Great Depression occurring in the USA. This story is a great tool to use to show students that hunger is not just an issue in a far away country, there is concern right in our country, and there has been for some time.  Grades K-3

Inspired by the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Representative John Lewis, we’ve compiled a list of thirty-five picture books perfect for rallying young activists and getting the next gen…