A New Food Security Strategy

Global Food Politics

As food banks around the country are increasingly stressed by the combination of declining budgets and increased demand for services, many are struggling to find ways to cope. A story on NPR outlined one strategy by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, located in Tucson. There, more than fifty families who live in one of the city’s lower income neighborhoods and depend on the food bank to meet their basic needs have been given garden plots on which to grow their own food. Robert Ojeda, who oversees the garden program, described it as “part of a growing movement within food banking” that starts communities thinking more about food self-sufficiency and gets people “thinking about long-term solutions to the problem of higher and really getting at the core issues.”

In addition to setting up and helping run the community farm at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, the Community Food Bank…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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