Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum
The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition “FSN Forum” is an online platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on food security and nutrition facilitated by FAO’s Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA).
The FSN Forum allows registered members and other stakeholders to engage in policy dialogue and knowledge sharing on food security and nutrition both globally and in targeted geographic areas.
FAO/GIEWS has released a special alert on drought affecting crops in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Highlights: • Prolonged dry weather conditions from April to late June in the main central and southern cereal-producing provinces raise serious concerns about the final production of the ongoing 2017 main cropping season. • If rains do not improve soon, the 2017 cereal output may decrease significantly, further deteriorating the local food insecurity. • Immediate interventions are needed to support the affected farmers and prevent negative coping strategies for the most vulnerable[...]
FAO/GIEWS has released a Special Alert on the drought in East Africa. The highlights: Prevailing severe dry weather conditions, virtually since October 2016, have affected rangelands and crops in large parts of East Africa, causing a serious deterioration of food security conditions in the subregion. Major areas of concern are central and southern Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, northern United Republic of Tanzania, and northeastern and southwestern Uganda. Localized Fall armyworm infestations are likely to further affect yields in the affected areas. Soaring[...]