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Food security in Afghanistan
Jan 24, 2022

Food security in Afghanistan

With food insecurity on the rise, largely due to the pandemic, drought, and conflict, Afghanistan is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises

Food security in China and its role in pushing the G20 Agenda
May 10, 2023

Food security in China and its role in pushing the G20 Agenda

Though China has significantly reduced the rate of malnutrition, the country still faces challenges in ensuring food security

Food security in West Bengal: Inter-state portability and digitisation
Sep 20, 2019

Food security in West Bengal: Inter-state portability and digitisation

In states such as West Bengal, the purpose of holding a ration card is still of utmost importance for procurement decisions. The low level of digitisa

Food Security Schemes Need To Focus On Diet Diversification
Dec 08, 2023

Food Security Schemes Need To Focus On Diet Diversification

India's nutrition levels have been a matter of concern. Policymakers have to shift their approach to find a long-term solution for the problem

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

A roadmap for sustainable food security
Apr 26, 2021

A roadmap for sustainable food security

Given the rapidly growing population, resource constraints and climate change concerns, accompanied by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic — it is

An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia
Dec 23, 2020

An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia

Human economic ambitions have led to such interventions over the natural ecosystem that it has impaired the ecosystem processes and the capacity of ec

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade
Jun 07, 2023

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade

India can advance solutions and drive international consensus on critical issues related to priority sectors such as food and energy in the Bay of Ben

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Climate change and food security in India
May 23, 2023

Climate change and food security in India

Climate change has added to the enormity of India’s food security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. This paper provides an overview of the impact of climate change on India’s food security, keeping in mind three dimensions — availability, access, and absorption. It finds that ensuring food security in the face

Climate change and food security in the Global South
Nov 17, 2022

Climate change and food security in the Global South

The Global South experiences a disproportionate impact of climate change which in turn leads to food insecurity

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India
Aug 29, 2022

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India

There is an urgent need for a comprehensive examination of the impact of climate change on food security.

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security
Nov 24, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security

To meet the challenges of growing demand and food insecurity, we need to improve productivity through sustainable agriculture

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Apr 18, 2022

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development

Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of th

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security
Aug 04, 2021

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on food and nutrition security. Efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 on Zero Hunger have been stalled, and it is estimated that an additional 137 million people faced acute food insecurity as 2020 ended. The reasons are many: interrupted food supply chains, high levels of unemployment, loss of incomes, and rising food cost. Climate change and the resultant extreme we

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian c

Development partnerships for food security: India in the Indo-Pacific
Oct 04, 2023

Development partnerships for food security: India in the Indo-Pacific

By collaborating with neighbouring countries, India can serve as a catalyst for positive change and promote food security and sustainable development

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?
Jan 17, 2011

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?

HOW to ensure food security and control inflation has emerged as a major challenge for the government in the New Year. The hangover of food inflation from 2010 cannot be ignored as it is still in double digits.

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency
Apr 24, 2023

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency

Food insecurity remains a significant challenge in many G20 nations; concerted efforts are needed to address the issue

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges
Jan 12, 2024

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges

To end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and eradicate all types of malnutrition, policymakers must intensify their efforts

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality
Mar 07, 2024

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality

Gender empowerment and food security are deeply interconnected, with profound implications for achieving sustainable development goals

India needs a systematic overhaul in agriculture to ensure food security
May 07, 2018

India needs a systematic overhaul in agriculture to ensure food security

Indian agriculture cannot afford to rely on unsustainable ways. Sustainable agriculture, which applies less pressure on natural resources, is the need of the hour.

India-Africa partnership for food security: Beyond strategic concerns
Apr 24, 2020

India-Africa partnership for food security: Beyond strategic concerns

India and Africa’s complementary sectoral priorities and similar roles in the evolving global food markets present numerous opportunities for collaboration in the agricultural sector. This paper analyses the potential for India-Africa cooperation towards food security and capacity building. It makes an assessment of Indian partnership with African countries in the areas of agriculture and food security, outlines current initiatives in both regi

Indian food security and the WTO deal
Jan 27, 2014

Indian food security and the WTO deal

A host of issues that were crucial to the interests of developing countries, and to a large extent India's, were off the table at Bali. For instance, rich country farm subsidies. The US has still not budged from its position vis-à-vis farm subsidies, despite years of push from poor countries, including in Africa.

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security
Dec 22, 2023

Indian rice export ban: Implications for global markets and food security

India’s rice export ban is unlikely to lead to a global food crisis, given the extent of the reduction in supply to global markets and the concomita

Israeli President offers expertise in cyber, food security
Nov 18, 2016

Israeli President offers expertise in cyber, food security

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has offered his country's expertise to India to make the world safe.

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity
Feb 03, 2012

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity

The proposed Food Security Act will cost the government around Rs 100,000 crore a year. Though it is big money, especially when the economy is on downslide, when lots of money were spent on events like the Commonwealth Games and industry given huge tax sops.

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India
Jan 19, 2024

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India

Given the current trends of climate action, millets provide an efficient solution for circumventing the food and water trade-off

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity
Jun 06, 2020

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity

India may be the world’s second largest producer of food, but it has its second largest undernourished population. Further, more than half of women in India suffer from anaemia, which is one of the reasons for the high rate of low-birth weight babies. An unbalanced diet and lack of food is directly linked to high rates of stunting, excessive weight, and death in children under five years of age. The Government of India has implemented programme

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India
Aug 17, 2023

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India

As global and urban populations continue to grow, and climate change threatens food security, it is imperative that cities—often the largest food consumers—contribute to its production through urban agriculture. Urban agriculture comprises food and non-food products grown for self-consumption or sale. Entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, and citizens worldwide are adopting new technologies to optimise production amid space c

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water
Mar 21, 2024

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water

As water scarcity intensifies, its ripple effects cascade through food systems, directly impacting agricultural productivity and food security

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies
Jun 16, 2022

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies

The policy blunders by the Sri Lankan state have adversely affected the food security of the country.

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security in South Asia
Aug 17, 2023

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security in South Asia

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty, with women and girls comprising 60 percent of the global hungry. Women face multiple challenges (such as limited access to education and employment opportunities) that curtail their economic autonomy and weaken their bargaining position within the family, consequently impacting household food security. The pandemic has worsened this situation. It is crucial to apply a ge

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security: The Case of Africa
Aug 16, 2023

The Role of Women’s Nutrition Literacy in Food Security: The Case of Africa

Women are vital to food security, especially in developing countries where food is more scarce to begin with. Women’s productive and reproductive roles put them at the centre of food security more than any other group. This is true in Africa where, both as farmers and as home managers, women determine the feeding habits, dietary patterns, and nutritional and food security status of their household. This brief argues that promoting femal

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development

Although several options exist to address the troika of climate change, health, and food systems, there are hurdles in developing implementable and su

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and food security
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and food security

Global food insecurity is aggravated largely due to climate phenomena. The third brief of this four-part series explores the link between climate chan

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health

In the second of a four-part series, we analyse the impact of global warming on human health