Market, monopoly and manipulation

It is interesting to have read an article on The Guardian authored by Robert Reich on a causes of inflation. The article has highlighted recent inflation and its tendencies in the US economy. According to him, the inflation is about 7 percent in compare to the last year. The reasons behind the price increment is…

Inclusive Development: Deed or Greed !

Jagadish Wagle Development or Greed!  Development seems like a buzz word, which is a never-ending myth. There is no single and a unanimous definition and has a vague meaning from personal development to physical infrastructure. Indeed, the meaning of development may  vary as per the needs and preferences of societies and individuals. Besides, the approach of development is an important path which is based on theory or practises to achieve the best…

Food Security vs Legalising Cannabis

Jagadish Wagle Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, has long held the attention of academia and policy makers on the question of whether its legalisation would be beneficial or detrimental for social values, public health and average income. Despite this, Canada has become only the second country after Uruguay to legalise cannabis for recreational use. The examples of Canada…

Ensuring food security amid Locust attack

Jagadish Wagle Background Food security has been the biggest challenge since the outbreak of COVID-19 (Corona) has broken out from Wuhan, China in December last year. The world has paid huge attention to control transmitting COVID-19, health hazards and panic. Due to what, basic requirements like food, work, income and livelihood have categorically been put…

Empowering accessibility of food and dealing with pandemics

Jagadish Wagle Accessibility is one of the four components of food security. Food is believed to be accessible and inclusive if the cost is affordable and the goods are easily available. The regular source of income determines the affordability of a consumer. Affordability can also be empowered by the entitlement of direct cash distribution. Moreover,…

Agro-forestry for the nature and food

Jagadish Wagle We need an efficient environment to preserve the earth for the sake of achievements so far however, natural settings and eco-system are at the risk of collapsing at any time. The economic growth, so far, is the only excuse of exploiting the ecosystem. Indeed, economic growth is essential for the prosperity but the growth…

कोरोनालाई परास्त गर्न सहज छैन

विश्वलाई नै नजिकको घर मानिआएको ग्लोबलाइजेसन र जोडिएको विकासलाई यतिखेर कोरोना जस्तो शुक्ष्म जिवले पुरै नियन्त्रणमा लिएर अहिलेसम्म भएका विसंगतिको पर्दाफास गरिदिएको छ। प्रश्न उठेको छ कि विकास कसकालागि हो र कस्तो हुनुपर्छ? सत्य के हो भने मानिस विकासको परिकल्पनाकार, अन्वेषक र निर्माणकर्ता पनि हो तर मानिसले आफ्नै वंश, सन्ततिलाई जोखिममा पार्ने आधुनिकतावादको मार्ग तय…

I focus most of my efforts on…

I wonder; yet, why billions of people are destitute? The fact is, two of the nine planetary boundaries have already crossed the limit and risked of sudden collapse. There is evidence of sophisticated Mesoamerican Maya civilisation collapse due to drought and famine. Inequality, climate severity, multi-dimensional poverty and billion destitute are the by-product of the…

Zero-hour contracts: A hidden slavery

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between October and December 2018 there were between 777,000 and 911,000 people working on zero-hours contracts. But the impact of such contracts seems to be underestimated by the government. An independent government review of modern working practices states that:…

Ownership Matters

The Labour Party of United Kingdom is probably the first political party to oppose neo-liberalism because of “anaemic growth, stagnant wages and productivity, stark inequality, low investment, indebted consumer, frequently bubbling asset” and climate severity ( Lawrence, Pendleton and Mahmoud, 2018 ).  According the New Economic Foundation “The flaws in the neoliberal model came to a head 10…

NHS, Brexit & Public-Private-Partnership

The private sector is doing well to earn the profit by expanding their business however, the government that provides an essential welfare is being forced to adopt austerity…

Food after Brexit: Quality and Quantity

They have been recognised several problematic features of US food production practices and standards than the food quality followed by the EU and the UK.

Weblogs

Talks about sustainable food system through capability empowerment and system resilience. His area of interest…

Why food security matters…

According to the UN, (1948), Food is the basic human right. The food demand will increase by up to 62 per cent by 2050. The food gap will be 56 per cent …