Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Why we need to reveal the hidden connections at the heart of cities

Urban areas are intense meeting points of people and cultures, but they’re also places where more or less visible interactions happen: between the infrastructures and systems of water, energy, food … Continue reading

Sunday, 5 June 2016 · Leave a comment

The global burden of foodborne diseases

The report presents the first WHO global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases. The large disease burden from food highlights the importance of food safety, particularly in … Continue reading

Friday, 11 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Can Social Protection Floors guarantee food security?

Stephen Devereux – The ILO Recommendation Concerning National Floors of Social Protection, unanimously adopted at the 101st International Labour Conference in June 2012,  is a significant achievement, to be applauded by … Continue reading

Monday, 22 April 2013 · Leave a comment

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index

The HRCI aims to make the extent of political commitment to hunger reduction, among both developing and developed countries, more transparent to all. Our hope is that this will enable: … Continue reading

Saturday, 10 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Why We May Be Able to Start Feeding Ourselves From Urban Waters Again

Casey Coates Danson – Small-scale vertical farms — some of the first in the country — are designed to grow multiple species of seaweed and shellfish, have small footprints and provide … Continue reading

Saturday, 10 November 2012 · Leave a comment

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012

FAO – Economic growth takes time to reach the poor, and may not reach the poorest of the poor. Therefore, social protection is crucial for eliminating hunger as rapidly as … Continue reading

Friday, 2 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Rising food prices: time to put your money where your mouth is?

Behind the cold hard numbers of price increases, shrinking budgets and inflationary fears, the simple truth is high food prices can kill –or severely impair- people, especially kids from underprivileged … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment