All posts tagged with: GEM Food Security

United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development 2013

Publicado 2 de diciembre de 2013 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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Se registró el día 11 de octubre de 2013
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The concept of global citizenship, recognizing our individual roles as citizens of one race, was an idea not heavily emphasized upon when I was a high school student. The presence of the United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development is now becoming the first step for students at a young age to see the global impact they can have alongside their fellow classmates whether abroad or national. Understanding the power and impact of youth remains a continuing goal for the h...


Attainable Food Security

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2013 no picture Josh_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Se registró el día 25 de noviembre de 2013
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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...


Sustainable Crop Production

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2013 no picture Stanley_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Se registró el día 3 de diciembre de 2013
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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...


World Hunger: What will we do with these facts?

Publicado 7 de febrero de 2014 no picture Vinnie_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Se registró el día 3 de diciembre de 2013
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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.


What do you think affects the availability of food security?

Publicado 12 de febrero de 2014 no picture Angeline Bharathi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Se registró el día 1 de febrero de 2014
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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...


Whether it may be a spoonful or not

Publicado 12 de febrero de 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...


Draining impacts within the last 40 years

Publicado 12 de febrero de 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...


COMMUNITY GRAIN BANKING - Changing the lives of farmers

Publicado 13 de febrero de 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Se registró el día 5 de febrero de 2014
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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...


Is this how we actually meet our meat?

Publicado 14 de febrero de 2014 no picture Sachin Raaghav_GEMConnect_Chennai_India.

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Se registró el día 31 de enero de 2014
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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...


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