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Scinamation: Food Security

The hidden Global Food Crisis – brought by RiAus (Royal Institution of Australia)RiAus brings science to people and people to science. It creates real and virtual spaces in which people can listen, talk and think about science in all its shapes and forms, and develop innovative and accessible ways of engaging the general community. It sets out to raise scientific awareness and the level of debate on critical issues around science and technology. RiAus strives to highlight the importance of science in everyday life. Continue reading “Scinamation: Food Security”

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What is food insecurity? An explanation

Have you ever wondered why more than 850 million people around the world go to bed at night starving?

Have you ever wondered how is it to work for food, not to make your life better?

To answer questions like these, we first must find out what is Food (In)Security.

More on: hungryworld.trust.org
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Script/Voice: Alex Whiting
Animation: Amelia Wong
Music: archive.org

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Academia #7: Developing a Global Agricultural Policy

I wrote this article during my postdoc research at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech in Belgium. It tells people why a global policy should be developed to ensure food security and why this policy will never become reality.

The full article is available on Academia.edu HERE. Enjoy your reading!

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What are Climate-Smart Villages?

This story highlights the Climate-Smart Village activities in South Asia

It is not unusual for farmers to give up on agriculture when repeatedly having to deal with erratic and extreme weather events. For Horil Singh, a farmer from Rajapakar in India, changes in the summer temperatures and delayed rainfall severely affected his crop planning.

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Why should I use social media for food security?

In the past few weeks, I have worked on … something different from what I normally do. Although social media data mining is use widely in almost every field, I thought I would try a different approach.

My idea was to see if I can collect real-time data and process it, while also forecast, based on keywords, hashtags and expressions, the next food scarcity hot spot (at local level). Continue reading “Why should I use social media for food security?”