A large percentage of word poverty is rural, largely directly or indirectly associated with smallholder farming. Smallholder farmers produce most of the food consumed locally, and food security at a world scale thus importantly depends on the investments made by external actors and by the smallholders themselves in their agricultural production. What are the constraints that limit these investments and what can be done to encourage investments in smallholder agriculture.
The challenges of climate change to food security are multidimensional and assessing them requires some appraisal of issues such as identifying the most affected vulnerable regions and populations and the interface between climate change and agricultural productivity. The current draft aims at providing guidance for developing nationally-relevant policies and programmes. Please share your comments.
Social protection has risen rapidly up the development policy agenda in the last decade. Although increasingly dominated by conditional and unconditional cash transfer programmes, the wide range of instruments that aim to alleviate poverty and manage livelihood risks often have direct, intended implications for food security.
On behalf of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) we aim at collecting feedback on the HLPE’s study on Social Protection in the context of Food and Nutrition Security and on how to decrease vulnerability through social and productive safety nets, assessing possible solutions and reviewing existing practices.
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.
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.