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  • SALSA policy briefs to guide policy interventions in support of small farms

    SALSA - Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security , is an EU-funded research project of the Horizon2020 program which run from April 2016 to March 2020 with the aim to provide a better understanding of the role of small farms and small food businesses in meeting the sustainable food and nutrition security challenge. In the project, FAO was responsible for the communication and joint learning, setting up Communities of Practice at various levels as multi-stakeholder learning platforms to consult, validate and move forward the research and enrich the knowledge base on[...]
  • FAO cooks up ingredients for healthier and more nutritious school meals

    While hunger is on the rise at the global level, in Europe and Central Asia, food quality more than quantity poses a problem for many. A considerable number of adults – and children – suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition at the same time, including stunting, wasting, overweight, and micronutrient deficiencies. Given the detrimental effects of insufficient nutrition on child well-being, learning ability, academic performance, and future productivity, promoting healthy diets and improved nutrition should be a high priority on school development agendas. To this end, FAO has organized a[...]
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

    The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019) was launched today in New York City. The report gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, including regional and national breakdowns, and provides the latest data on child stunting and wasting as well as on adult and child obesity. This year, for the first time, the report also present the estimates of a new indicator: the prevalence of moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES). This new edition of the report also includes a special focus on economic[...]
  • Discover the EVAL-ForwARD Community of Practice

    A new video presents the rationale behind EVAL-ForwARD , a Community of Practice on evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development jointly supported by the evaluation offices of FAO, WFP and IFAD. The objectives of EVAL-ForwARD are to enhance awareness and capacities at country-level about evaluation in the agriculture, food security and rural development sectors, with a close focus on the evaluation of efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 – End Hunger.[...]
  • All Africa synthetic pesticide congress and the eastern Africa conference on scaling up agroecology and ecological organic trade mutually merge

    The “1st All Africa Synthetic Pesticide Congress” organized by the World Food Preservation Center Ò LLC merges with the Eastern Africa conference on “Scaling up Agroecology and Ecological Organic Trade” organized by Biovision Africa Trust, IFOAM Organics International and their Partners to become the “ 1st International Conference on Agroecology Transforming Agriculture & Food Systems in Africa”. The “1st All Africa Congress on Synthetic Pesticides, Environment, Human and Animal Health” has expanded its goals by the recognition of Agroecology as a means of combatting synthetic pesticide[...]
  • Call for submissions: essay competition

    Theme: “Engagement for impact in agricultural development; Stories from the African youth” As 2018 draws to a close and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is developing its strategic plan covering the next ten years, the organization seeks to gain insights into the engagement of youth in agriculture on the continent by various agricultural institutions, members of the Forum. In this vein, the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)- Africa in collaboration with FARA is launching an essay competition to have youth articulate their experiences in youth[...]
  • Land Resources Planning Toolbox

    The LRP Toolbox is a freely accessible online source for a range of stakeholders, directly or indirectly involved in land use planning. The Toolbox contains a comprehensive number of existing tools and approaches that are used to implement land resources planning. The overall goal of the Toolbox is to make potential users aware of the existence of these tools, facilitate access to their information, and assist with the selection of those tools that meet the requirements of different stakeholders, operating at different levels, in different regions, and in different sectors. See the users’[...]
  • Webinar: Rural youth employment: emerging challenges and targeted solutions

    Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 15:00-16:30 CET (UTC+1) This webinar’s objectives are to: Raise awareness and sensitize on the importance of addressing emerging issues related to rural youth employment in Africa and beyond; Present FAO and NEPAD experiences and lessons learnt at country level; Showcase and discuss good practices and tailored responses to emerging issues, e.g. success factors for entrepreneurship development at local level; radicalization, etc. Speakers: Opening remarks: Fati N’zi Hassane, Head of Skills and Employment for Youth Programme, NEPAD Agency Unami Mpofu Senior[...]
  • FAO at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina (MC11)

    The relationship between trade and food security is drawing ever greater attention on both the trade and the development agendas. Equitable trade is recognized as a powerful driver for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in achieving Zero Hunger in the context of climate change. As patterns of consumption and production continue to evolve, global agricultural trade is expected to continue to increase over the next decade. The objective now is to ensure that the expansion of agricultural trade actually works for the elimination of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition[...]
  • Live session: The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

    Today the online discussion: “The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa” is complemented by a live session now ongoing on the Sub Saharan Africa Food Security Portal of IFPRI, at this link: ssa.foodsecurityportal.org/forums/wto-ministerial-conference-its-significance-food-security-africa On the IFPRI portal you can post comments and questions over the next 24 hours and an expert will respond in real time.[...]

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