With the global population hitting 7 billion people in less than a month, decision makers, development workers, smallholder farmers, public and private entities are faced with the challenge of ensuring access to affordable, safe and healthy food that meets dietary needs in a satisfactory manner while making sure that food is produced in an environmentally sound and socially just manner.
The Share Fair sessions will discuss the various aspects of food security, such as:
- link between rural employment and food security
- how to feed people better and smarter
- impact of migration and population growth on
Local solutions for global problems: Food Security through traditional crops (147)
Cultivating a locally adaptable variety of cassava (Ambakkadan) has improved women’s livelihoods and food security and served as a replicable model for participatory conservation in south India. This session will report on how this revival of a local variety by involving women’s groups has created a movement in rural villages in Kerala. This initiative is demonstrating the importance of local crops in mitigating climate change and improving food security. Participants in this session will learn about the enormous potential of women’s self-help groups to promote conservation and biodiversity.
Peermade Development Society