July 24, 2014

Twitter Roundup Highlights Food Security Solutions

On Monday, July 21, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative held a Twitter roundup on climate change and food security, as part of Devex’s Feeding Development campaign (#FeedingDev). We asked: what solutions do you think will help the world become food-secure in the face of threats from climate change?

The response was incredible! From across sectors and around the globe, CEOs, students, NGO leaders, and food and agriculture companies and organizations shared their solutions for a food-secure world:
 

.@GlobalAgDev Fertilizer deep placement is increasing #foodsecurity and reducing #GHG emissions #FeedingDev http://t.co/pUfPXXZ4Ux

— IFDC (@IFDCnews) July 21, 2014

An example of climate smart ag changing lives in Africa (video) http://t.co/uhC4YubTMY for @GlobalAgDev #FeedingDev

— Vance Crowe (@VanceCrowe) July 21, 2014

@GlobalAgDev An integrated and diversified farm system helps ensure #foodsecurity and manage risk: http://t.co/7GVwV3cas6 #FeedingDev

— TechnoServe (@TechnoServe) July 21, 2014

Adapting to climate change! Tech innovations give #Africa farmers info on weather patterns. #FeedingDev @GlobalAgDev pic.twitter.com/cdcZgsAAZX

— AfricaProgressPanel (@africaprogress) July 21, 2014

Help #climate by taking extra food that wouldve gone 2 landfills & redirect it 2 #foodbanks http://t.co/sJyD2ERFyi @globalAgDev #FeedingDev

— Global FoodBanking (@FoodBanking) July 21, 2014

@GlobalAgDev @WFP buys drought-resistant, woman-friendly crops from #smallholders, improving #resilience! #FeedingDev http://t.co/fPIm5pFnxU

— Purchase 4 Progress (@WFP_P4P) July 21, 2014


You can see a full roundup of all Tweets on our Storify page.

Given our recent Global Food Security Symposium and our latest report, Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate, we are thrilled to continue these important discussions on global food security and climate change.

The Feeding Development campaign is taking place throughout July with the goal of reimagining solutions for a more food-secure future. It is an online conversation that links the environment, land rights, supply chains, and nutrition to real progress, from seed and soil to a healthy meal. The conversation continues throughout the month—visit the Feeding Development campaign to learn more.

About

The Global Food and Agriculture Program aims to inform the development of US policy on global agricultural development and food security by raising awareness and providing resources, information, and policy analysis to the US Administration, Congress, and interested experts and organizations.

The Global Food and Agriculture Program is housed within the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. The Council on Global Affairs convenes leading global voices and conducts independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. The Council is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.

Support for the Global Food and Agriculture Program is generously provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Blogroll

1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days

Africa Can End Poverty, World Bank

Agrilinks Blog

Bread Blog, Bread for the World

Can We Feed the World Blog, Agriculture for Impact

Concern Blogs, Concern Worldwide

Institute Insights, Bread for the World Institute

End Poverty in South Asia, World Bank

Global Development Blog, Center for Global Development

The Global Food Banking Network

Harvest 2050, Global Harvest Initiative

The Hunger and Undernutrition Blog, Humanitas Global Development

International Food Policy Research Institute News, IFPRI

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Blog, CIMMYT

ONE Blog, ONE Campaign

One Acre Fund Blog, One Acre Fund

Overseas Development Institute Blog, Overseas Development Institute

Oxfam America Blog, Oxfam America

Preventing Postharvest Loss, ADM Institute

Sense & Sustainability Blog, Sense & Sustainability

WFP USA Blog, World Food Program USA

Archive




| By Lisa Moon

Guest Commentary - Reduce Food Loss & Waste, Feed Millions

Studies show that one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, enough to feed 1.9 billion people-almost the same amount as are experiencing food insecurity. Food banks are uniquely positioned to address the paradox of global hunger and food loss and waste. 


| By Colin Christensen, Eva Koehler

Guest Commentary - The Plague You’ve Never Heard About Could be as Destructive as COVID-19: How the Threat from Desert Locusts Shows the Need for Innovations in how Organizations Scale

The international community needs to mobilize to combat the plague of locusts devouring East Africa. At the same time however, we should also consider the long-term investments we must make to build lasting resilience to climate change among smallholder populations.




| By Sarah Bingaman Schwartz, Maria Jones

Guest Commentary - Reducing Food Loss and Waste by Improving Smallholder Storage

Reducing postharvest losses by half would result in enough food to feed a billion people, increase smallholder income levels and minimize pressure on natural resources. The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss works with smallholders in Bihar to improve storage and reduce loss. 








| By Mark Titterington

Guest Commentary - A European perspective on the journey to a regenerative agriculture system…

Regenerative farming practices can lead to improved soil health and farm productivity and profitability, boosting crop quality and yields, improving the resilience of farms to extreme weather events and reducing the propensity for soil degradation and run-off, but most excitingly, creates the opportunity to actually draw down and store carbon from the atmosphere in agriculture soils.