ICBA Blogs

  • The changes seen in a region of Italy in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) between 2019 and 2020 in the same time period. NDVI is an index used to estimate the health and productivity of vegetation. The red shows areas where the vegetative productivity has decreased; blue areas where vegetative productivity has increased, and the maroon where it is roughly the same. The changes show the differences in the farmed areas between the two years.

    How satellites help keep agricultural research going during Covid-19 pandemic

    18 June 2020

    With hundreds of millions of people around the world under some form of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our society and economy has been dramatically impacted by the lack of human mobility. Businesses have gone under, employees laid off or furloughed, major events cancelled or postponed, and many economic activities around the world have ground to a halt.

  • We must harness the huge potential of the younger generation and engage them more actively in our efforts to achieve the SDGs. But to realize their full potential, young people need to be provided with necessary skills and opportunities.

    How ICBA empowers youth to contribute to global food security

    28 May 2020

    Faced with climate change, natural resource depletion and population growth, the world looks set for an unsustainable future. Food insecurity and water scarcity are a reality for hundreds of millions of people, mainly in low-income countries. Experts warn that things will get only worse if we do not act sooner.

  • The livelihoods of hundreds of millions of vulnerable people from day laborers and migrant workers to smallholder and subsistence farmers are at risk.

    To fight Covid-19, nations should come together

    11 May 2020

    As the deadly onslaught of Covid-19 is raging, the world has gone into isolation. Travel and movement restrictions have been imposed in many countries. Some have sealed off their borders entirely. Many industries have ground to a halt.

  • The UAE implements a range of measures, policies and strategies to ensure uninterrupted food supplies from abroad and scale up agricultural production at home.

    Covid-19 bears out UAE’s food security strategy

    31 March 2020

    The world is at a standstill. The worldwide spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is wreaking havoc on many industries. Amid nationwide lockdowns around the globe, whole sectors of the economy have gone into hibernation. International markets and supply chains have been jolted.