food security, Natural disaster, Nepal

Floods, landslides kill many in Nepal

At least 100 people have been killed in Nepal and 45 more in neighbouring India in flash flooding and landslides. The dozens of others have been missing.  Rescue works are under way but the water levels have not declined yet, it has already crossed the danger level. Due to the heavy rainfall (on Friday 11… Continue reading Floods, landslides kill many in Nepal

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food security, Free trade, Globalization, INCOMESCO, Research report

Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not | A Report

Feeding the 9 billion by 2030 is not an easy task because of the tragedy of 50 percent food waste! Production is not a problem, rather it is a governance problem! A report Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not worth exploring ! Waste happens- It is estimated that 30–50% (or 1.2–2 billion tonnes) of all… Continue reading Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not | A Report

Adam Smith, Capitalism, economic thought, food security, INCOMESCO

How the humble potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

Building blocks. just simple via Shutterstock Rebecca Earle, University of Warwick What we eat matters to us – but we’re not sure whether it ought to matter to anyone else. We generally insist that our diets are our business and resent being told to eat more fruit, consume less alcohol and generally pull our socks… Continue reading How the humble potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

food security, Globalization, inequality

Humanitarian efforts and aid programmes are being questioned

‘The multiple threats to food and nutrition security, their negative and cumulative impact, and the clear link between shocks and hunger reveal the fragility of current food production systems and their vulnerability to disasters’ - FAO, 2013 Nepal is one of the vulnerable seismic zones and disaster prone area situated between Eurasia and Indian plate.… Continue reading Humanitarian efforts and aid programmes are being questioned

Economy, food security

Food: Hygienic or Photogenic

There are attractive photographs or visualisation around the food. Chefs like to display their culinary art in an attractive and decorative way to lure their customers. However, food is more than attractive advertisement and it is a matter of quality, hygiene and nutritional ingredients. A good governance policy must include how ‘food economy’ is being cared.… Continue reading Food: Hygienic or Photogenic

Capitalism, Current Issues, food security

Food Security and Zero Hunger

Disseminated data on food waste, history of famines and current inflamed obesity in affluent society have proved that hunger is a careless problem by design ! #ZeroHunger Women produced 80% food in developing countries but they face 70% poverty. Similarly more than 80% food is produced in developing countries but they are suffering from vicious… Continue reading Food Security and Zero Hunger

Environment, food security, Globalization, INCOMESCO

New Year Resolution: pray for PEACE, act for FOOD

It is a time to say bye-bye 2016 and welcome 2017. That’s sound great! We have already been boarded on the flight of 2017 and the duration of the flight will be 12 months. Our final destination is good health and prosperity. We will be stopping for the food for good health, the love and harmony for… Continue reading New Year Resolution: pray for PEACE, act for FOOD

food security, Globalization

What to eat ?

Global population would be about 9.5 billion by 2075 meaning there could be an extra three billion people to feed by the end of the century. Farmland has been either fragmented or been globally encroached due to big projects like construction of infrastructures, housing and other development works. It is estimated that about two billion… Continue reading What to eat ?

Economy, food security, Globalization

More Food Waste in Developed Countries

Food bank is the non-profit organization that distributes food to those who are unable to purchase when affecting from natural disaster, weak physical and mental condition, bankrupt, and orphan. There are varieties of food bank models run by charity organisations, community, and churches as well as private individuals. John van Hengel foundedfirst food bank in… Continue reading More Food Waste in Developed Countries

Capitalism, food security, opinion, Publications

Food Bank: Fighting Hunger

Food bank is the non-profit organisation that distributes food to those who are unable to purchase when affecting from natural disaster, weak physical and mental condition, bankrupt, and orphan. There are varieties of food bank models run by charity organisations, community, and churches as well as private individuals. John van Hengel founded first food bank… Continue reading Food Bank: Fighting Hunger