Global Food Security

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 06:22
Author(s): Holly Montgomery, Simon A. Haughey, Christopher T. Elliott Milk and milk products play a vital role in diets around the globe. Due to their nutritional benefits there has been an increase in production and consumption over the past thirty years. For this growth to continue the safety and authenticity of dairy products needs to be maintained which is a huge area of concern. Throughout...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 17:56
Author(s): Mingzhe Pu, Yu Zhong There are rising concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on the agricultural production, which may become a nonnegligible threat to the long-term food supply and food security. This paper discusses the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural production in China, followed by government responses to alleviate the negative effects. The results show that unreasonable...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 17:56
Author(s): Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, Sherwin Gabriel, Laurence Harris, Konstantin Makrelov, Sherman Robinson, Stephanie Levy, Witness Simbanegavi, Dirk van Seventer, Lillian Anderson Absent vaccines and pharmaceutical interventions, the only tool available to mitigate its demographic effects is some measure of physical distancing, to reduce contagion by breaking social and economic contacts....
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 17:56
Author(s): Aminou Arouna, Guillaume Soullier, Patricio Mendez del Villar, Matty Demont Rice plays a strategic role in food security in West Africa. However, the region increasingly relies on rice imports due to a growing and structural deficit, and domestic value chains face constraints in technology, finance and coordination. As a result, West Africa is very vulnerable to international and local...
Sun, 06/28/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Jessie L. Vipham, Kebede Amenu, Silvia Alonso, Jean-Baptiste Ndahetuye, Yacob Zereyesus, Kizito Nishimwe, Erin Bowers, Dirk Maier, Keshav Sah, Arie Havelaar, Delia Grace Foodborne disease poses several major threats toward attaining sustainable improvements in food and nutrition security (FNS), on a global scale. These threats have numerous rippling effects on public health, economic...
Sat, 01/04/2020 - 03:25
Author(s): Shilpa Surendran, Kiruthika Selvaraj, Christopher Turner, Srivalli Addanki, Nanda Kishore Kannuri, Arindam Debbarma, Suneetha Kadiyala, Sanjay Kinra, Helen WallsAbstractLow fruit and vegetable consumption is a key contributor to all forms of malnutrition. This qualitative study examined the perceptions of people living in peri-urban villages of Hyderabad, India, to characterise the...
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Glory Okpiaifo, Alvaro Durand-Morat, Grant Howard West, Lawton Lanier Nalley, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Eric J. WailesAbstractImproving the sustainability of rice production is important given rice's position as a global staple food and its relatively large environmental footprint. The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) initiative aims at increasing the adoption of sustainable practices in rice...
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Lukas Kornher, Matthias KalkuhlAbstractWith the onset of the global food crisis, the discussion about the use and misuse of agricultural market interventions regained academic attention. As a result of economies of scale, centralized policy implementation at the regional level has the potential to reduce the budgetary costs of policies. Borrowing from the literature on international...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Ravula Padmaja, Soumitra Pramanik, Prabhu Pingali, Cynthia Bantilan, Kasala KavithaAbstractThe objective of this paper is to understand individual nutritional outcomes through an examination of gendered time use patterns. The analysis of the data from eight villages in the Semi-Arid Tropics (SAT), India confirm previous conclusions about the gendered influence of agricultural...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Elmira Bakhshinyan, Luca Molinas, Harold AldermanAbstractSchool meal programs are credited with improving food security and encouraging primary school enrollment. Yet the role of such programs may be evolving given progress in primary school participation as well as the availability of new instruments for social protection. This study assesses whether a school meal program in Armenia...