Call for inclusion of women in sustainable food systems

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Lack of proper recognition left women smallholder farmers at stake, speakers say FE ONLINE DESK | Published: June 04, 2021 13:59:53 | Updated: June 04, 2021 17:46:17 Despite playing a critical role in ensuring food security and proper nutrition for families, women remain common victims to malnutrition, experts have said. They expressed such opinion on […]

‘Aquatic food systems need to be transformed in Bangladesh’

They also discussed scaling up conservation solutions for justifiable livelihood outcomes within environmental boundaries Experts at a webinar on Thursday urged Bangladesh to make transformative changes towards aquatic food systems to bolster food and nutrition security. As part of a series of dialogues in preparation for the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021, the […]

Food Frontiers Urban Food Systems Innovation Challenge launched by GAIN and UN WFP

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network (SBN) Bangladesh co-convened by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an innovation challenge for rising youth entrepreneurs to bring disruptive innovation in the urban food system titled as ‘Food Frontiers, Urban Food System Innovation Challenge, 2021’. The application submission will […]

How digital payment systems can boost Bangladesh’s push to meet the SDGs

How digital payment systems can boost Bangladesh's push to meet the SDGs

• Bangladesh’s strongly performing economy is being driven by the ready-made garments (RMG) sector. • Receiving payment digitally has multiple benefits for the sector’s 4 million workers. • The UN’s Better Than Cash Alliance and the newly established ILO Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work are working to remove barriers to digital payment. […]

Powering sustainable food systems | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The 17 members of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate generate around 80 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That means they have the power to pull the brakes on the climate emergency. The political leaders from the world’s richest countries, after gathering for a US-hosted climate summit on Earth Day (April […]

Scientific food systems help biodiversity, livelihoods

Scientific food systems help biodiversity, livelihoods

Men examine and sort hilsa at an auction center in Bangladesh. A scientifically-managed ‘food systems’ approach enabled Bangladesh to recover its stocks. Credit: Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman/WorldFish (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theworldfishcenter/30184988071/. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) The extraordinary recovery of stocks of the prized estuarine hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) fish, following restrictions on fishing imposed by the Bangladesh government, offers a […]

Hungry for change: Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19 and climate crises – SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa’s news leader.

Hungry for change: Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19 and climate crises - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

From wildfires in California and locust attacks in Ethiopia to job losses caused by pandemic lockdowns in Italy and Myanmar, climate change and COVID-19 disrupted food production and tipped millions more people into hunger in 2020. Now there are fears the situation could worsen next year as both the coronavirus crisis and wild weather exacerbate […]

FAO’s Investment Centre is stepping up its support for creating more robust and sustainable agri-food systems – World

FAO’s Investment Centre is stepping up its support for creating more robust and sustainable agri-food systems - World

21 December 2020, Rome – Mohamed Manssouri, Director of FAO’s Investment Centre discusses the Centre’s work and expansion plans. What’s the FAO Investment Centre? Simply put, the FAO Investment Centre creates investment solutions in sustainable food and agriculture. The Centre offers a range of investment support services helping countries to create long-term investment policies and […]

Living with systems loss, reluctance to research

How extreme weather emptying Bangladesh's villages

Khawaza Main Uddin | Published: December 22, 2020 20:14:08 An engineer of India’s Maharashtra state was awarded for his contribution to organic farming. Rajendra Bhat has reportedly utilised a five-acre, forest-like farm for growing 187 varieties of fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Without knowing the prospect of recognition, he had bought the land, once considered […]