Famine discussion

This is for the group preparing proposals for the prevention of famine for our “Platform for Survival.” You are also welcome to join any of the other six groups preparing for Science for Peace’s “How to Save the World in a Hurry” conference. You will find a prototype “Platform for Survival” on this website’s homepage or at http://tosavetheworld.ca/how-to-save-the-world/platform-for-survival/. It will grow over time as new policy proposals are suggested. Then the 25-item final version will be adopted at the conference in spring 2018.

We encourage you to enter your remarks below as comments or replies to comments. (You need a password to write a completely new post, but you can say almost everything you want to share as either a comment or a reply.) TO PROPOSE A PUBLIC POLICY, ENTER IT AS A SINGLE SENTENCE OF NO MORE THAN 15 WORDS, PRINTED IN ALL CAPS. Please say who will carry out the policy — eg the UN, national governments, corporations — and what work/decisions will be undertaken.

You are also welcome to provide a longer argument in favour of your proposal. You can also include links to supporting material and/or upload a relevant Word or PDF document.

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Please comment on this measure:
FAO: SUPPORT IMPROVEMENTS OF SOIL HEALTH FOR RESILIENT FOOD PRODUCTION, CARBON SEQUESTRATION.
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Give us your opinion of this proposal for the Platform for Survival:
FAO: ADVANCE THE REDUCTION OF WASTED FOOD.
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Please comment on this proposal for the Platform for Survival:
EXCEPT IN URGENT CASES, DONORS SHALL SEND FUNDS, NOT FOOD, TO AREAS OF SHORTAGE AND CONNECT FARMERS TO MARKETS.
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ICOIAM-2017TAIWAN
Lloyd Helferty from Biochar Consulting (Canada), Energime University and the Climate Smart Food Consulting Group will be presenting the Keynote presentation on Biochar at the 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Agricultural Machinery in Taiwan (ICOIAM-2017TAIWAN), which will be held on December 1st - 2nd, 2017 at National Formosa University in Huwei, Yunlin County, Taiwan.
Lloyd will be introducing the audience to the development of biochar applications in Canada during a presentation called, Producing Smart using Smart Production: The Synergies between Biochar, Climate Smart Food and the use of Practical Agricultural Intelligence Technology for a Collaborative, Prosperous and Sustainable Circular Economy
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Please criticize, amend, or suggest a replacement for the following public policy proposal for the Platform for Survival: "EXCEPT IN URGENT CASES, DONORS SHALL SEND FUNDS, NOT FOOD, TO AREAS OF SHORTAGE AND CONNECT FARMERS TO MARKETS."

This policy is pretty well accepted among food security experts, but it is not really a preventive measure -- just a policy for responding to serious (but not emergency) food shortage. We really need proposals that will point out ways of reducing the risk of famine. Of course, preventing war and global warming will do most of that, but do we need something additional for the Platform for Survival? if so, what? Give us your thoughts.
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  1. admin

    November 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Famine links

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