Sustainability and food security after COVID-19: relocalizing food systems?
Considering the current pandemic, in which changes in the food system and the relationship between food and society are under discussion, I take the opportunity with this editorial to offer some points for debate.
Public Health Experts Take On UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge
A new initiative, the Community for Zero Hunger, was launched this week. It will identify the greatest gaps that remain in reducing hunger and malnutrition, and leverage the private sector to help fill those gaps at scale.
The Zero Hunger Institute and the Fight against the Scourges of Hunger and Malnutrition
Necessidade Permanente de Enfrentar a Insegurança Alimentar Motiva a Criação do Instituto Fome Zero
Sob a liderança do ex-Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, o Instituto nasce para promover estudos e políticas de combate à fome, e à todas as formas de má nutrição – em atendimento aos compromissos do Brasil e de todos os países do mundo.
From Fome Zero to Zero Hunger
his book not only traces the evolution of the implementation of Zero Hunger over the years, but shows how its principles and concepts took root in all regions, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and Asia. The book presents the different contributions made by the partners involved, from the whole UN System – through the Zero Hunger Challenge – to family farmer platforms, civil society, and parliamentary fronts against hunger and malnutrition.
About Fome Zero Institute
Em 2003, com o lançamento do Programa Fome Zero e a sucessiva implementação de políticas de transferência de renda, o Brasil testemunhou uma verdadeira revolução social: milhões de brasileiros deixaram a condição de pobreza extrema e, em dez anos, o País deixou de figurar no Mapa da Fome da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO)
What is wrong with our food system? A talk by Prof Jose Graziano da Silva
In October 2019 the Future Food Beacon hosted outgoing Director-General of FAO, Prof Jose Graziano da Silva, in Nottingham. Prof da Silva gave a talk titled ‘What is wrong with our food system?’ to our audience. You can watch the live recording of this talk.
Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks in agriculture deserve more
attention. While about a quarter of humankind is still laboring in agriculture providing for the other three-quarters and themselves the necessary food for human survival, their health risks in the pastures, fields, plantations and stables go mainly unnoticed to such a degree that not even comprehensive statistics are available.
FAO’s goal: Healthy food for all, based on sustainable agricultural development
Focusing only on producing more food is not enough, it is also crucial to produce food, that is healthy and nutritious in a way that preserves the environment, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today ( 24 May) at the Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly in Rome.
José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva has contributed more than 30 years of academic, professional and political knowledge on issues related to security, food and rural development. In particular, as the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2012-2019, he implemented the experience garnered with the Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) program in Brazil, which he conceived and later led while serving as Extraordinary Minister of Food Security and Fight against Hunger during the first government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.