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Sahariyas: a story of hope or despair??

Posted February 17, 2014 no picture Praghya_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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‘Sahariyas’ is a native tribe of the state, Madhya Pradesh. This tribe also resides in Shivpuri district and their life conditions are far too pathetic. This tribe faces absolute poverty and serious child and women malnutrition leading to a low life expectancy. Food security includes being able to have access to nutritious food in order to lead a healthy life but this is a major problem faced by the people of this tribe. Sahariyas are expert woodsmen and forest produce gatherer...

Is this how we actually meet our meat?

Posted February 14, 2014 no picture Sachin Raaghav_GEMConnect_Chennai_India.

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Nowadays we all think that there is a supply deficiency of food stocks, but surprisingly, and according to the statistics there is not much of a decline in the buffer stocks. These stocks mostly consist of wheat, pulses, rice and other crops. Fortunately as the population of non-vegetarians has been increasing, the consigned amount of these crops is less. This is a paradoxical situation because the number of animals slaughtered has gone beyond the barriers. If the same situatio...

COMMUNITY GRAIN BANKING - Changing the lives of farmers

Posted February 13, 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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It is a well-known fact that food is the most basic necessity for survival. Then, come the other needs. So, ensuring food security for all the people in the world is the need of the hour. Now, let us look at a case study from the Kashipur District of Orissa, India where establishment of community grain banks by an NGO has changed the lives of the farmers living there. Initially, the people living in that area were heavily dependent on the borrowings from the moneylenders for buyi...

Draining impacts within the last 40 years

Posted February 12, 2014 no picture Chakravarthy_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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When one hears the word ‘drought’ he/she immediately thinks of intolerable heat and lack of water. The effects of drought are much worse than what appears in any of our minds. Droughts have a HUGE impact on the resources we need to stay alive (like water and food). The drought that Maharashtra, a state in India, has faced recently was the worst it had ever faced in 40 years. To add to this misery, the management of existing water resources is not at its best and there is a...

Whether it may be a spoonful or not

Posted February 12, 2014 no picture BaalajeN

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I was out buying vegetables with my mother one day, and what I saw was quite surprising. Kilograms of food and vegetables were being dumped into a truck waiting outside the store. The fruits and vegetables had lost their freshness, and began showing signs of spoilage, leading to their disposal. And that's when I thought... if this much food is wasted at one supermarket alone, what about all of the food in the city of Chennai? What about India? How about the world? According to...

What do you think affects the availability of food security?

Posted February 12, 2014 no picture Angeline Bharathi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Food security is defined as the availability of food and ones access to it. The World Food Summit defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. It is a complex sustainable development issue linked to health through malnutrition, but also to sustainable economic development, environment and trade. In fact, food security is the imperative prerequisite for the economic and socia...

World Hunger: What will we do with these facts?

Posted February 7, 2014 no picture Vinnie_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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30% of children in developing countries, about 600 million people, live on less than $1 a day. The majority of these children are under five years old. It would only cost about 25 cents to give every child the essential needs they need to grow up big and strong. About every 4 seconds, a person dies of extreme hunger.

Sustainable Crop Production

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Stanley_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Sustainable crop production refers to the way of growing food in an ecological and ethical manner, which involves sticking to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment, treat employees fairly, and help sustain local communities. Currently, crop production relies on mono-cropping (the process of growing one crop in a large plot of land), intensive use of commercial fertilizers, the heavy use if pesticides, and other products that are damaging the en...

Attainable Food Security

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Food Security is a huge problem that is plaguing the world. Globally, about 870 million people are estimated to be undernourished. Additionally, one in six children in developing countries are underweight. Without proper nourishment, children’s growth can be stunted, and it will result in many more issues as the children enter their adult age. The biggest issue is not providing people with food, but having countries develop food on their own. Some areas in African countries d...

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