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  • 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.[...]
  • Call for Proposals: Small Research/Case Study Projects on Food and Nutrition Security Policy in Eurasia

    Introduction The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) in collaboration with the World Bank is pleased to announce a new round of competitive selection of small research/case study projects on food and nutrition security policy. The objective of this project is to foster collaboration between researchers in the Eurasia region to generate analytical evidence for policy makers, and produce a set of short analytical and educational case studies on a relevant food and nutrition policy topic. The call is open to researchers, lecturers and professors with an active research agenda on a broad[...]
  • Fresh tomatoes for lunch – the schoolchildren celebrate the first harvest

    13 June, 2018, Ararat region, Armenia – The staff and pupils of Vedi secondary school where all present today at school, despite the fact that the school year is over and pupils enjoy their summer holidays. The reason was more than justified – the greenhouse gave the first harvest! There was tasty food, Armenian national dances and admiration, which was seen in everyone’s eyes. This greenhouse is the smallest in size from the three established in Ararat marz within the framework of Russian Funded “ Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the[...]
  • 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’[...]
  • Regional Symposium: Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets in Europe and Central Asia

    In the stream of events following the 2014 ICN2 , and under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, FAO and WHO co-convened the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition in December 2016. This Symposium is being replicated at regional level, to better address challenges specific to each region. Regional symposia for Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and Africa have been successfully held in the past months. Video recordings and materials can be accessed from www.fao.org/about/meetings/sustainable-food-systems-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[...]
  • 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[...]

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