Forests provide an estimated one billion people globally with nutritious foods. Their products are consumed directly by people living in and around forests and are also sold, generating income for rural populations. In this way, forests and trees on farms make a major contribution to global food security. However, they have often been given little priority in national policymaking related to food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, emphasizes the importance of forests and argues that in the light of the Milliennium Development Goal to reduce hunger by half by 2015, the contribution made by forests and trees to food security and nutrition deserves urgent consideration.
29 Oct 2013
Access to food and the maintenance of an adequate nutritional status are critical determinants of people’s survival in a disaster. Ultimately better food security and nutrition in disaster response is achieved through better preparedness. These...
Tags: Guidance material, Food Security, Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods
26 Nov 2014
Hyderabad, March 13 (ANI): The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services in Hyderabad has developed a Tsunami Early warning system to provide special kind of data for the safety of people living in the Indian coastal areas. The Early Warn...
Tags: Video, Early Warning Systems, Tsunami
08 May 2014
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) recognized the increasing vulnerability of households to HIV/AIDS as early as 1988, when it set up the Integrated AIDS Project (IAP). This document describes its home-based care (HBC) programme and recent develop...
Tags: Case Study, Food Security