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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more, with multiple forms of malnutrition threatening the health of millions. 

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The drivers and impacts of migration and labour mobility in origins and destinations

pdf CALL FOR PAPERS

Extended abstracts (3-5 pages) explaining the core question(s), data and methods used, and (anticipated) findings or complete papers should be submitted by email to rural-transformation@fao.org before 29 September 2017. Acceptance decisions will be communicated within three weeks of the submission deadline. Traveling and accommodation costs will be covered by FAO. 

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Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking small farmers to markets

Findings from WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative and Brazil’s food procurement programmes
FAO
Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development [...]
This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment [...]

Impacts of modifying Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme targeting

FAO Agricultural development economics working paper 17-05
FAO
In this paper, we evaluate the impact of this proposed change to the existing FISP design and implementation mechanisms by [...]

Is crop diversification a panacea for climate resilience in Africa?

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 2
FAO
Crop diversification is often promoted as a strategy to achieve climate resilience. However, the benefits to crop diversification may vary [...]

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Call for good practices and lessons learned on food security and nutrition policy implementation in Europe and Central Asia region

FAO’s Project Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia is pleased to [...]

Technical workshop The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility in origins and destinations: Building the evidence base for policies that promote safe, orderly and regular people’s and labor mobility for poverty reduction and sustainable develo

FAO Headquarters, Rome ( 1 December 2017 )

The workshop will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote [...]

Online discussion: Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

This online discussion invites you to reflect on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods and share information, [...]

What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This discussion invites you to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing [...]

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