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Relevant news on Food Security and Nutrition

  • Launch of the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition report

    Accra/Abidjan/Rome - The number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa has increased mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change with the situation pointing to the urgent need to build affected communities' resilience and to find peaceful solutions that strengthen food security, FAO said today. The prevalence of chronic undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to FAO's Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition report (2017). This year's report, which features the theme: "The Food Security and Nutrition[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

    Today, the 2017 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture has been released. This year, the theme of the report is “Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation”. The new report looks at how population growth, increasing urbanization, technologies, and climate change are transforming rural and urban areas, and how the world’s food systems are evolving. The report concludes that fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live today, and outlines a strategy for how agriculture and rural economies in[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS quarterly report Crop Propects and Food Situation

    FAO/GIEWS has released the latest issue of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation quarterly report that focuses on developments affecting the food situation of developing countries and Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries. The report also includes an overview of global cereal production prospects and a table highlighting countries that require external assistance for food, identifying the primary causes of the local food crises. HIGHLIGHTS Counties requiring external assistance for food: FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food in the world. Persisting conflicts[...]
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

    Today, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 has been released. The report warns that the greater number of conflicts, whose impacts are often exacerbated by climate-related shocks, is one of the main drivers behind the fact that after steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more. This is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030. Furthermore, the report examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts, and provides valuable insights into how food[...]
  • Webinar: Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture

    The Global Donor Platform invites you to a webinar on the topic of Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture , featuring presentations by Global Affairs Canada, FAO, EC and Gender and Rural Livelihoods Specialist Clare Bishop. The webinar will take place on 13 September 15:00 CEST . The event will provide an opportunity to discuss donor strategies that contribute to accelerating women's empowerment and share instruments that support gender transformative agendas. The language used will be English . The following items will be discussed: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS Special Alert on the drought in East Africa

    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[...]
  • Online discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Global Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN); Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR); the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the World Bank are inviting interested individuals to participate in the online discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition currenlty held on the e-agriculture platform . The proposed online debate on the e-Agriculture platform seeks to explore the interaction between use of ICTs in agriculture and issues around open data[...]
  • Dialogue on responsible investments in land: perspectives from Tanzania and globally

    Landesa and the Land Portal will co-facilitate a dialogue on the principles and practices of land-based investments, with a focus on the Tanzanian context. This is intended as part of the broader conversation on responsible investment in land principles, guidelines and practices that has proliferated since the 2009 food crisis and subsequent ‘land grabs’ that swept the global south. This discussion is intended to bring to the fore a grounded perspective on a conversation and debate that often remains in the conceptual or abstract. The Tanzanian context is particularly relevant because of the[...]
  • Toolkit and E-learning modules on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems

    FAO has just released the Toolkit and E-learning modules on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems. This integrated package of guidance materials, developed by drawing upon expertise from across the Organisation and of many partners, aims at enhancing capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive food system policies and programmes, in line with the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, the SDGs and UN Decade of Action for Nutrition. The “Toolkit for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems” is composed by four tools: Key recommendations for[...]

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