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Namaste! #UNSLCD Kicks Off Here!

Publicado 3 de marzo de 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Namaste! Wonderful opening statements from our 5 participating countries. UN Student Leadership Conference on Development kicked off this morning at the UN in New York in a videoconference. Student leaders of the conference, Andres from Colegio Carol Baur of Mexico and Kelly from USA gave their opening remarks for the conference before the videoconferencing sites were introduced. A resounding Namaste was heard from Chennai India who “expressed profound gratitude for being...


Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 Avatar Vijay_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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One day, when I went to the vegetable market with my mom, I was really appalled when I found many vegetables and fruits which were absolutely fine to be consumed being thrown away, considering only fact that their skin had some blemishes. Most of the people in the world throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible – but because it doesn’t look appealing. One Third of the world’s food is wasted, which is simply unacceptable. The underlying reasons for food...


Organic farming reaches the roofs !!!

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Lily Mathew_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, after the Green Revolution during the 1960’s, crop production became completely commercial .The cost of production rose and the quality of the soil due to extensive use of fertilisers declined drastically. Thus the land under production did not give the promised high yields. Farmers, who had borrowed money, ultimately fell into debt traps, from which recovery was difficult. “Going organic” is one way by which farmers can get better yields. Organic farming involv...


Organic farming reaches the roofs

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Lily Mathew_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, after the Green Revolution during the 1960’s, crop production became completely commercial .The cost of production rose and the quality of the soil due to extensive use of fertilisers declined drastically. Thus the land under production did not give the promised high yields. Farmers, who had borrowed money, ultimately fell into debt traps, from which recovery was difficult. “Going organic” is one way by which farmers can get better yields. Organic farming involv...


Plight of the Producers in Punjab

Publicado 22 de febrero de 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that it’s the farmers who produce food for all the people. But the irony is that most of the farmers themselves are deprived of food security in many parts of the world. Now let us look at the problems faced by the farmers in the Sangrur district of Punjab which is proudly called as the “Farming heartland of India.” This is a very complex problem, as about 2000 farmers killed themselves in the state of Punjab due to the following reasons: 1. Increasing cost of...


Problems of Food Storage in India

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The Food Corporation of India which is responsible for implementing the Public Distribution System Scheme faces immense problems regarding its storage facilities. The problem can be divided into two parts: 1) Wastage of Food due to poor storage facilities 2) Wastage of money due to lack of storage facilities 1a) One of the reasons for the wastage of food is that grains are not moved out of the warehouses in time and distributed. Due to this inefficiency in transporting gr...


Food security through knowledge in Tamilnadu

Publicado 18 de febrero de 2014 no picture Mithila_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Over the years there have been many efforts taken by both governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure food security in India. One such NGO that operates in the state of Tamil Nadu is SCAD- Social Change And Development. This has been fundamental since 1985 and has focused on empowering the marginalized communities in about 500 villages of Tamil Nadu. Many of the farmers in these areas are small scale producers who are often isolated, lack support and knowle...


India - A step forward to eradicate hunger

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India has the world’s largest subsidized food scheme which provides affordable food to nearly the same number of people that live in the United States. This rationing system was first introduced in the 1940s and revived in the wake of an acute food shortage in the early 1960s. In spite of the fact that the ration shops provided items such as wheat, rice, sugar and oil of poor quality, this food scheme was successful in aiding poor people in India who were in urgent need. Howe...


Decreasing rice production in Kerala

Publicado 17 de febrero de 2014 no picture Supraja_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Though Kerala has 100% literacy rate, apt climatic conditions like abundant water and fertile soil for agriculture, the people there don’t have enough rice to eat. Why? According to the statistics, 84% of food grain comes from other states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which means that, Kerala does not produce even one-fourth of the total requirement of rice. There is also a hike in the price of rice, which has increased from Rs. 12 per Kg in 2007 to Rs. 25 per Kg in 2010...


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