Nearly one billion people are hungry and another one billion people are obese or suffering from life threatening disease related to under nutrition and contamination of pesticides. Our Food Security campaign challenges policies that have led to this crisis by favoring industrial food and agriculture systems.
Organic Agriculture, by requiring few, low-cost inputs and preserving local biodiversity, is a viable system that empowers farmers to restore and uphold food security.
Through targeted activities during the meeting of the Committee on World Food Security, the IFAD Governing Council, at the FAO Conference and related summits and conference and by taking up the Zero Hunger Challenge, we bring Organic Agriculture to the heart of the debate on how to nourish the world.
Organic Agriculture contributes to Zero Hunger
According to the FAO, if just one-fourth of the food lost or wasted globally by the current food production system could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world.
IFOAM - Organics International believes that hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes. This is why we have joined governments and organizations in their efforts and commitments to support UN Zero Hunger Challenge. Find out more here.
"And the soil started to breath again..."
This short documentary shows how a small farming community in South India decided to switch from their decades old practice of chemical agriculture to organic farming.
An IFOAM Delegation made up of Andre Leu, Mathew John and Cristina Grandi will be participating in the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 18-19 September, in Rome. This symposium, organized by FAO, aims to capture scientific knowledge and promote an open dialogue whilst sharing experiences and policies on... more
Reports reveal that the teas of leading international brands contain hazardous pesticides, putting at risk consumers’ health, as well as the lives of farmers exposed to pesticides. A shift in the approach of the tea sector to production and processing is urgently needed to save human lives and preserve consumers’ health, as well as the... more