Agribusiness + Food Security

A small sample by theme of stories previously published in the UNOSSC (United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation) e-newsletter Development Challenges, South-South Solutions. It was published from 2006 to 2014.  Agribusiness + Food Security Southern Innovator Issue 3: Agribusiness and Food Security: How agribusiness and food security can help in the push to meet the […]

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Insects Can Help in Food Crisis

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  For many years it was a given that the world’s problem was not a lack of food, but that it was unfairly shared. But as the switch to biofuels gathers pace, farmland is being diverted away from growing food for people, to food for fuel. On […]

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Food Inflation: Ways to Fight It

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Food inflation has taken off at the beginning of 2011. As the global economic crisis enters its next phase, both developed and developing countries are experiencing inflation. There are many factors fuelling the rise in prices – inefficient distribution and storage systems, lack of investment in […]

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Texting For Cheaper Marketplace Food With SokoText

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  An international group of graduate-social entrepreneurs from the London School of Economics (LSE) is pioneering a way to reduce food prices in Kenya using mobile phones. Answering a call to action to address global food insecurity by the Hult Prize (hultprize.org), the team members looked at […]