Archive for 'food security'
Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.
A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.
Stockholm International Water Institute reports continuing current trends in food production could lead to increased shortages and intense competition for scarce water resources in many regions across the world.
Tara Garnett of the Food Climate Research Network considers a new report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change (CCAFS) on achieving food security in the context of climate change.
Toby Pickard, Senior Sustainability Analyst at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), discusses the implications of increasing water scarcity for food security and how companies can respond to water-related risks.
Defra's Green Food Project is inviting views on the future of agri-food policy through a discussion forum open until mid April, looking at the challenge of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England.
The potential impacts of climate change on more than 20 countries have been studied by the Met Office Hadley Centre on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
On 22 March United Nations World Water Day 2012 focuses on water and food security, aiming to raise awareness of the link between water and the food we eat through video, events, resources and a new interactive game for children.
A new evaluation of global food security risks finds the ‘extreme risk’ category dominated by sub-Saharan Africa, with the crisis heightened by the prevalence of poverty, low capacity, failing infrastructure and other man-made factors.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainability survey results; online climate policy tracker; mainstreaming environment and health; ecosystems for water and food security.