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International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security

28 Mar 2011 - 31 Mar 2011

Niamey, Niger

Participants will share scientific, technical, cultural, ethical experiences and examples of good practice which can be used in political and operational decision-making for defining and implementing an efficient and sustainable food security strategy for Niger.

Regional workshop on the FAO data collection, processing and dissemination system of food and agriculture statistics

28 Mar 2011 - 01 Apr 2011

Bangkok, Thailand

The main purpose of the workshop is to explain and discuss FAO data requirements of production, trade and Food Balance Sheet (FBS) data, and related international standards and methodologies.

Ethiopia launches CountrySTAT

15 Mar 2011

Addis Ababa

The Central Statistical Agency announced the official launch of CountrySTAT Ethiopia, a Web-based information system that delivers improved access to better quality statistics on food and agriculture at national and sub national levels.  

State of food and agriculture

07 Mar 2011

This year's SOFA focuses on the role of women in agriculture, making a strong business case for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. It reveals how the agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries due to a wide gender gap.

A sustainability challenge: food security for all

16 Feb 2011 - 17 Feb 2011

Washington, D.C., USA

The overarching objective of the workshop is to contribute to the global effort towards sustainable food security through the improvement of indicators used to assess and monitor progress.