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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Climate Change and Food Security: setting the track for the HLPE

Food and nutrition insecurity and climate change are, more than ever, the two major global challenges humanity is facing. These challenges are inextricably linked, and so should be the world’s responses. The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is conducting a study on climate change to facilitate and inform the policy decision-making of CFS members and invites you to provide your views on the aspects that should be considered.

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Second HLPE Consultation on Price Volatility

The thirty-sixth session of Committee on World Food Security asked the newly created High Level Panel of Experts to undertake a study on Price Volatility.  We invite you to comment on the Version 0 draft of the document.

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Global Governance for Food Security: are the current arrangements fit for the Job?

One of the consequences of the 2007/08 food price crisis was the emergence of a number of new institutions and initiatives that were intended to strengthen global capacities to respond to such situations. You are invited to share views on how an effective global food governance system should work and on what major issues are to be addressed in order to ensure an adequate and safe food supply for all humans at all times.

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Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in developing countries, however their yields are on average around 20-30 percent lower than men’s. According to the latest SOFA Report, these women frequently lack the resources and opportunities to make the most productive use of their time. What are the obstacles that women face, and most importantly what are the policies, programs and projects that can unleash their potential to boost food security and to take part in economic and social development?

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HLPE Consultation on Price Volatility

The HLPE of the CFS was mandated with carrying out a study on price volatility in agriculture. Has the HLPE identified the key policy instruments to reduce the frequency and magnitude of price shocks, manage risk, strengthen coping strategies and improving resilience at all levels? Do you have any innovative ideas of possible examples of these policy instruments?

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Addressing Food Security in Biofuel Certification

The impact of biofuel production on food security remains a controversial issue. A number of initiatives have been established to develop voluntary sustainability standards for the certification of biofuels. Among them, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has developed a voluntary, third-party certification system for biofuel sustainability which encompasses environmental, social and economic principles and criteria, including on food security.

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