Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Discussions and consultations

In this section you can find the complete list of online discussions and consultations held on the FSN Forum until now.

Here you can participate in the ongoing exchanges and find information such as summaries, proceedings and resources of all previously held discussions and consultations.

 

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How can we protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?

Pollination is responsible for providing us with a wide variety of food, affecting 35 percent of the world’s crop production and increasing outputs of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide.

However, human activity has put a large pressure on pollinators jeopardizing entire ecosystems and the production of nutritious foods.

What is being done and which further steps need to be taken to protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?

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Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes

South Asia has had extraordinary economic growth over the last two decades, yet has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, with 4 in 10 children chronically malnourished. Given their central role in childcare, most nutrition interventions target women, however the problem still persists. So, what is really missing in our research and analysis, and in our policies?

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Are there any successful policies and programmes to fight overweight and obesity?

Overweight and obesity are a severe public health issue in many countries, requiring urgent measures at all levels. To ensure a successful implementation of public policies and programmes, these should be based on scientific evidence and proven interventions. This discussion aims at understanding better what successful policies and programmes to fight overweight and obesity should look like and what can be learned from existing initiatives. 

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Pulses are praised for their health, environmental and economic benefits. How can their full potential be tapped?

Pulses are important food crops that can play a major role in addressing global food security and environmental challenges, as well as contribute to healthy diets. In recognition of this, the UN General Assembly declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. In order to gather as much information as possible on the use of these remarkable plants, we invite you to contribute your experience and knowledge and case studies.

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Youth – feeding the future. Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work

Rural youth are the future of food security and rural poverty reduction. However, youth in rural areas of developing countries face enormous challenges in preparing for and accessing decent work, including in agriculture. These challenges are even greater for youth under the age of 18. This online consultation invites you to help identify the solutions that can address these challenges. Your contributions will inform the policy and programme recommendations issued by the international expert meeting “Youth – feeding the future: Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work” that will be held by FAO later this year.

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Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

Urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces present challenges and opportunities for inclusive growth, poverty eradication, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and food security and nutrition. This online consultation invites you to contribute to the elaboration of a background document that the CFS Secretariat is preparing to support the discussions at the Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security to be held at CFS 43 in October 2016.

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Online consultations for a knowledge sharing platform on resilience

We invite stakeholders interested in resilience to share views in order to ensure that the knowledge sharing platform answers the needs of the resilience community and that it generates effective and sustainable interventions towards resilience building of livelihoods. This week's topic is: A knowledge sharing platform on resilience: what about Information Technology and Knowledge Management?

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Online consultation for developing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

The ‘Zero draft’ of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM), developed in order to promote sustainable soil management effectively in all regions, needs your contribution. Your input will  allow the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) to better frame the multifaceted needs of all the stakeholders.

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