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Protracted conflicts are the main cause of the rise in forced migration. People living in rural areas and dependent on agriculture are affected the most, as most of today’s civil strife takes place in such contexts. The symptoms are evident, [...]

How to meet the needs of an evolving food system

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 4
FAO [ 2017 ]
As urban food markets have grown rapidly in recent decades, so too have rural–urban food supply chains. Urbanization and higher incomes are shifting dietary patterns away from staples and towards higher-value products (fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, [...]
The FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is an inclusive, neutral platform for people and institutions to share knowledge and support policymaking. Over the years, the FSN Forum online discussions have played an important role in [...]
This flyer presents the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) basic facts: what the Forum is, the affiliation and geographic distribution of Forum members and the FSN Forum tools.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investing in rural areas

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 3
FAO [ 2017 ]
Achieving the SDGs to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030 will depend crucially on developing rural areas in the poorest nations of the world. More resources need to be allocated for investment in rural areas, not just because that [...]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation
FAO [ 2017 ]
One of the greatest challenges today is to end hunger and poverty while making agriculture and food systems sustainable. The challenge is daunting because of continued population growth, profound changes in food demand, and the threat of mass migration of [...]
It is generally assumed that there are strong links between conflict, food security and peace. However, the precise underlying causes and channels that determine these links are often not well understood. More research and data are required to generate the [...]
The 39th Annual Meeting of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome on the 14th June 2017. The DCED brings together more than 22 bi [...]
Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development objectives. In developing countries, IFPPs are increasingly viewed as approaches that facilitate the transformation of local food systems. This publication [...]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed, largely on account of the above-mentioned factors. Meanwhile, though [...]
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