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Hunger returns to Brazil
Nov 16, 2021

Hunger returns to Brazil

With several food programmes dismantled during the pandemic, the food crisis in Brazil has taken a turn for the worse.

Africa is rising but so is hunger
May 27, 2019

Africa is rising but so is hunger

Higher growth and higher export earnings based on exports of natural resources will not help Africa achieve the zero-hunger goal.

Can Africa and India meet the SDG 2030 target of Zero Hunger?
Apr 06, 2019

Can Africa and India meet the SDG 2030 target of Zero Hunger?

Both Africa and India continue to have the highest percentage of under-five children who are undernourished.

End to hunger? National Family Health Survey reveals malnutrition free India is far off goal
Dec 20, 2020

End to hunger? National Family Health Survey reveals malnutrition free India is far off goal

India needs to act now by enhancing its programme effectiveness and reach.

Fulfilling the SDG on Zero Hunger: A Progress Report on BIMSTEC Nations
Nov 02, 2020

Fulfilling the SDG on Zero Hunger: A Progress Report on BIMSTEC Nations

The countries of BIMSTEC, or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, are working to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action plans to ensure access to adequate and nutritious food. They are transforming their food systems based on their priorities and capacities to fulfill, in particular, the 2030 SDG Goal 2 that aims to “end hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable

Harnessing Agriculture for Achieving the SDGs on Poverty and Zero Hunger
May 11, 2023

Harnessing Agriculture for Achieving the SDGs on Poverty and Zero Hunger

Agriculture remains the world’s biggest employer and the most important source of food and raw material for various economic activities. The fulfillment of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is anchored on the performance of the sector. This brief examines the most crucial negative consequences of how modern agriculture is practiced, and how these will make it difficult for the world to realise the SDGs. Drawing on examples fr

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India
Jun 09, 2017

Preventing hunger and malnutrition in India

The prevalence of malnutrition—encompassing both undernutrition and overnutrition—is an important indicator of a country’s health. Those who are either undernourished or are obese underperform in various aspects of life, missing out on opportunities to become productive members of society. India is among those countries in the world with the highest recorded numbers of undernourished. As the country aspires to fulfil its economic and social

The Enduring Link Between Conflict and Hunger in the 21st Century
Oct 14, 2021

The Enduring Link Between Conflict and Hunger in the 21st Century

The economic consequences of the ongoing pandemic have pushed millions of people into hunger and poverty. Yet, in some parts of the world, critical levels of widespread hunger, or famine, had already made a resurgence long before the outbreak of COVID-19. This brief studies the famine-like situation in four countries in two continents—Yemen, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and North Korea—to demonstrate the direct link between conflicts and modern fam

While health services improve, NFHS-5 state level reports indicate #ZeroHunger a far away goal for India
Dec 15, 2020

While health services improve, NFHS-5 state level reports indicate #ZeroHunger a far away goal for India

India needs to enhance its programme effectiveness and reach. It calls for proactive measures and scaling up of innovations required to address malnut

Zero-hunger target for India: A far-off goal
May 27, 2022

Zero-hunger target for India: A far-off goal

A more holistic approach needs to be adopted for India to overcome its malnutrition challenge.

भारत में कुपोषण की समस्या: #Zero Hunger का टारगेट पूरा कर पाना एक कठिन और असाध्य लक्ष्य!
Jun 06, 2022

भारत में कुपोषण की समस्या: #Zero Hunger का टारगेट पूरा कर पाना एक कठिन और असाध्य लक्ष्य!

भारत को अपने यहां कुपोषण की चुनौती से उबरने के लिए अधिक सम

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

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency
May 25, 2023

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency

Given the influence that the G20 has on global governance issues, India can help initiate a global response to address Africa’s food insecurity

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict
Mar 21, 2024

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict

Unless adequate measures are taken in Africa, the continent will remain caught in the deadly web of water stress, hunger, and poverty

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

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic
Sep 14, 2021

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic

The material and non-material needs of children have been drowned out by other priorities during this pandemic

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

Coronavirus pandemic and cyclone will leave many Indians hungry and undernourished
Jul 16, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic and cyclone will leave many Indians hungry and undernourished

Undernourished people with weak immune systems and those with co-morbidities are strongly linked to adverse COVID-19 outcomes.

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

Data-driven policy recommendations to strengthen nutrition interventions in India
Sep 28, 2023

Data-driven policy recommendations to strengthen nutrition interventions in India

Data-driven, context-specific, integrated, and holistic policy interventions at the state level are needed to address acute and chronic malnutrition i

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

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is currently at an all-time high, Africa's record in addressing undernutrition was not impressive even in the pre-pandemic era when growth rates were higher. There are several challenges to food security in Africa, including short-term external shocks such as the pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, and long-

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is current

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices
Jul 21, 2023

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices

This paper presents an approach towards promoting nutritional security on one hand, and water security on the other, in an integrated framework. Using econometric models, it delineates water use efficiency on the basis of calorific estimates of the productivity of agricultural water use in the context of various crops. Based on the estimated marginal product of water across the various crops, the paper finds that alternative crops such as maize a

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India
Aug 24, 2017

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to end hunger in all forms by 2030. While India has committed itself as a stakeholder in the 2030 agenda for development, its own record in reducing hunger has been less than satisfactory. Latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4 show an improvement in nutritional indicators of children under-five. However, there are huge differences across states and social groups. Nutrition should thus remain high

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

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’
Oct 11, 2021

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’

Current data suggests that the global community is far from achieving the 2030 agenda of ending hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. By the end of 2019, 650 million people suffered from chronic hunger and 135 million experienced acute food-insecurity. Not all regions are equal: the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 found that some are experiencing less severe incidence of hunger on the GHI scale, compared to others. The most serious levels of

Haiti: In the throes of a crisis
Sep 12, 2022

Haiti: In the throes of a crisis

Haiti is currently facing one of its worst crises in history. The need of the hour is practical intervention from the international community.

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

Lebanon’s economy is in free fall 
May 26, 2020

Lebanon’s economy is in free fall 

While the coronavirus lockdown has certainly exacerbated the economic collapse and the protests that engulfed the country in October caused panic —

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India
Mar 20, 2024

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India

India is the world’s largest rice exporter, making it a significant player in the global rice market. A global rice shortage is anticipated amid rising geopolitical tensions and commodity prices. To safeguard domestic consumers from exorbitant price shocks, India has banned the export of non-basmati white rice since July 2023. This paper examines the ban's implications, especially regarding welfare redistribution among basmati and non-basmati f

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security
Apr 06, 2022

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security

Urging the world to focus on the overall advantages of growing and consuming the climate-resilient crop 'Millet', as the crop offers hassle-free produ

NATO आणि पुन्हा युतीचे राजकारण
Oct 20, 2023

NATO आणि पुन्हा युतीचे राजकारण

चीनच्या दृष्टीने युरोपीय गटाचे राजकारण यावेळी इंडो-पॅसिफिकपर्यंत विस्तारू शकणार आहे.

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand
Aug 31, 2023

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand

There is an urgent need for sustainable and resilient food systems to guarantee sustainable diets that are nutritious and aligned with the evolving ec

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?
Jun 15, 2019

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?

The success of the NFSA depends on the inclusion of non-food grain and nutrient rich commodities, and provision of market mechanisms.

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures
Sep 14, 2021

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures

The pandemic has exacerbated the income and digital divide in Brazil, particularly amongst the children and youth demographic

Sri Lankan crisis: From economic setback to political upheaval
May 26, 2022

Sri Lankan crisis: From economic setback to political upheaval

Is a possible refugee crisis emerging as the Sri Lankan economic crisis has increased the number of Tamils taking asylum in India?

Sustainable food value chains for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct 17, 2022

Sustainable food value chains for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The circular economy plays a pivotal role in tackling the climate crisis and achieving the SDGs

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