[Challenge:Future] World Wide Food Security Network (WFSN)
World Wide Food Security Network(WFSN)Envisioned disaster: Food InsecurityArea: Disaster preventionTeam members1. K.K.Krithiga, Anna University, India.2. Sridevi Krishnamurthy, WCC, India.
IntroductionFood security Food security exists when all the people have access toenough food that is affordable, safe, culturally acceptable, thatmeets specific dietary needs and food preferences to get anactive and healthy life style.Food insecurity occurs when the above condition fails.Effects of food insecurity The worlds population will be 9 billion and counting in2050,How can we ensure food security for the ever growingdemands?
Drivers of food insecurityInternational Drivers• World food prices• World trade rules• Climate change• Biofuels• Political NeglectLocal Drivers• Poverty• Land and Gender• Conflict• Environmental Degradation
Existing solutionFocuses on• Low input farming• Developing cultivation skills• Creating national food reserves• Industrial Agriculture• Biotechnology and GM crops• Land grabbing• Supply and demandyet over 925 million go starving..theresources and technology we have issufficient to feed the world, but itisnt working! We have to reach out tothe people
Idea/Solution (old wine in new bottle) Human resources put to the best use!The idea is to create a World Wide Food Security Network (WFSN)to discuss issues and implement solutions for food insecurity thatexists all over the world. How different is this from otherorganisations such as FAO? Well this organisation has to reach outto the local people, so we add this into the already existing localgovernance systems and then all of them could be integrated toform a network across the nation.
This new system will take care of Better irrigation facilities, Scientific method of farming available locally, Proper storage of food products, Local warning systems. Training program for farmers . Malnutrition problem could be tackled with regular reports being sent from every one of the villages to the headquarters every month. These are just some of the things that could be done at the grass root level. This whole system can be made a part of FAO and will create more employment opportunities as well as fight food insecurity. Getting locals involved would bring about immense benefits.
Model Basic structure of our organization. We are dividing the regions based on the geographic and demographic conditions of the places. The divisional head quarters monitors the food security condition prevailing in the region. While the sub centers will get the locals working as teams. This solution can be carried out initially in any country as a test project. Example : We can train farmers by having collaboration with Agricultural universities present in the country. This model can be changed to suit country’s needs
Organizational Structure National headquarters Sub centre in Divisional headquarters each village R&D team HR team PR team