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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Food Security, Hunger

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding food security in recognition of World Food Day on October 16.

Devex: 5 things we can do to better ensure food security
Dyno Keatinge, director general of AVRDC, the World Vegetable Center, and chair of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture; and Trevor Nicholls, chief executive officer of CABI and a steering committee member of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA)

“…As a research and development-focused organization, the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture believes that science, technology and knowledge sharing can help provide answers. With this in mind, here are five things we can do better to ensure food security. 1. Balance food and nutritional security. … 2. Embrace new technology for knowledge transfer. … 3. Take a balanced ‘landscape’ approach to agriculture. … 4. Stop the spread of non-native invasive species. … 5. Create careers in agriculture for young people and women…” (10/16).

The Hill: On World Food Day, think nutrition for all
William Lambers, author and member of the Feeding America Blogger Council

“Today, Oct. 16, is World Food Day. Around 805 million people globally will mark the occasion suffering from hunger. If they are fortunate, they might find one meal the whole day. Nutrition often doesn’t make news headlines. But it matters if we want to live in a peaceful world. … So on this World Food Day think of the power of food and nutrition. Think of the war victims from Syria and Iraq who, having fled ISIS, are facing severe hunger. … Nutrition can make the difference between progress or poverty. Food is what can make or break our efforts for a peaceful world” (10/16).

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