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The causes of food insecurity and preventive measures

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article image IN 1983, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) defines food security in a way that," Food security is assurance that at all times all people have both economic and physical access to basic food which they need". In 1986, the World Bank redefined food security like this, "At all times, all people have access to enough food for their healthy and active life". Thus food insecurity exists when all people don’t have economic and physical…Read More

Food insecurity haunting 50 per cent Pakistanis: FAO

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In Pakistan, despite being one of the major food producing countries in the world, about 50 per cent of its population is food insecure, which needs effective and stringent initiatives to overcome this problem. "Pakistan has contradictions as far as food is concerned. On the one hand it is the 8th largest food producing country and on the other, its 50 per cent population is food insecure," said Patrick Evans, a top representative of the UN Food and…Read More

Experts highlight mountain areas food insecurity issue

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region of Pakistan is one of the world’s hotspots for the global warming. The rise in temperature has been greater at higher altitudes and more pronounced during the cooler than in the warmer months. These areas are facing acute problems mainly due the climate change and seasonal variations. Experts expressed these views at a recently held one-day Pakistan-ICIMOD Day on Pro-Mountain Policies and Legislation at the National Agricultural…Read More

Tackling food insecurity

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Pakistan, despite being an agrarian country and having availability of enough food, is gradually facing the dilemma that is lack of access food mainly due to the income inequality and sharp education disparities. Majority of the agriculture community is small farmers and they need special care of policy makers in terms of official policies and protection of their interests. Official data shows that half of the population in the country is food insecure, and physical food availability is on…Read More

Enhanced farm yields stressed to h and le food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Food insecurity is badly affecting 60 per cent of Pakistan’s population, however, the agriculture scientists need to take effective initiatives to ensure increase in per acre yield. University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while talking to media. He urged the agricultural scientists to help increase food production to feed the rapidly growing population. The world’s population would reach nine billion by the year 2050, which would…Read More

Growing population causing food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s growing population also poses a serious threat to food insecurity while no serious attention has ever been devoted to studying Pakistan’s large population numbers, their distribution, and the implications they hold for the country’s development, politics, and ultimate stability This was informed at the recently held 14th Annual Research Conference with theme Pakistan’s Population: New Realities and Challenges for Human Development’. …Read More

Experts say aquaculture can cut food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Oceanologists and fisheries experts are of the view that climate change coupled with increasing level of water pollution is making way for a decrease in fish population, and in such conditions, aquaculture can be a great source to fulfill the fish requirements of the country. They said that at a recently held two-day PAFS annual conference "Aquaculture and Fisheries Development: Opportunities and Challenges" organised by Karachi University Office of Research,…Read More

Agri-biotech applications solution to growing food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at an event emphasizes the need for swift implementation of agri-biotech applications in Pakistan in order to meet the food, fodder and fiber needs for the growing population.The event was organized to launch the International service for the Acquisition of Agro-Biotech Application, (ISAAA) Brief 44 by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) in collaboration with Govt College University (GCU), Lahore, at the Institute of Industrial Biotechnology,…Read More

Pakistan facing food insecurity despite good growth

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite growth of agricultural output Pakistan is still suffering from food security issue, facing high level of hunger and malnutrition", and climate change is threat to this country that can be tackled by educating communities.Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Dr Rashid Amjad, said this while addressing a project inception workshop on Climate Change Adaptation; Water and Food Insecurity in Pakistan’ here recently.The project gets…Read More

Farm research…. a weapon against food insecurity

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article image INAPPROPRIATE USE of funds, obsolete research infrastructure, little or no incentives for innovation, lack of coordinated planning and monitoring and little commercialization of research outputs are impeding agricultural growth in Pakistan. A country having agrarian economy is messed up with many challenges, if not being taken seriously we will suffer a lot. Climate changes are a major threat for various crops and giving alarm of food insecurity. Agricultural research needs well-coordinated…Read More