Why tackling food waste is so critical

Wasted food is a serious problem around the world as to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, ”¬†Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and catering services.”

World hunger keeps on decreasing

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) , there are currently one hungry person out of eight on this planet. This represents 842 million people, or around twelve percent of the global population. While this is still a whole lot of people and way too much of them, this is an important decrease… Continue reading World hunger keeps on decreasing

FAO : Agroforestry is crucial to ensure food security

Do you remember my series of posts on how agroforestry and urban forestry could help the world solve some of its most pressing problems ? Well, it seems that the United Nations’ FAO is sharing my opinion. To their website : ” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on countries to… Continue reading FAO : Agroforestry is crucial to ensure food security

Healthy oceans matter in climate

A new report published by many agencies of the United Nations – including the FAO, the UNEP and the UNESCO – shows that maintaining healthy oceans is a vital topic for climate change mitigation. Indeed, more than half of the carbon dioxide captured by Nature is captured by oceans and seas. Coastal ecosystems like mangroves… Continue reading Healthy oceans matter in climate

Over a billion hungry people

Thanks to my good friend Daryl from Verda Vivo – a must read blog – I came accross another worrying fact: the amount of hungry people around the world is increasing and to the FAO will reach a historic level with a billion people in 2009. I already blogged last year about this very topic… Continue reading Over a billion hungry people