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  • 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[...]
  • Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference

    The Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference will take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on October 03-05, 2017. The Conference is organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security with support from the World Bank , International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). The topic of the conference is "Catalyzing an Agriculture-Led Transformation for Food Security and Wealth Creation in Eurasia". The Conference is an excellent platform to discuss the current state of food and nutrition security in the region, identify new[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Survey 'Review of Participatory Land Use/Resource Planning Tools and Approaches'

    This survey is part of a process started by the Land and Water Division (AGL) of the FAO to review needs, required tools and processes at various scales, to help countries and stakeholders meet emerging challenges and competition over resources and support sustainable use of land and water resources and resilient ecosystems. The objectives of this survey are to: Share experiences and lessons learned on participatory land use planning (PLUP) tools and approaches to improve their use in supporting Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Identify main gaps and opportunities of the current tools[...]
  • New Codex Trust Fund comes into operation

    The new Codex Trust Fund, or CTF2, was officially launched on 27 June. The first countries in which implementation will take place under CTF2 are Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar and Senegal. Many other countries submitted strong applications and will benefit from ongoing consultations with FAO/WHO to strengthen their applications prior to resubmission in subsequent rounds. Building on the success of the first Codex Trust Fund, FAO and WHO launched a successor initiative to the Codex Trust Fund (CTF2) in January 2016. In the next 12 years, multi-annual support will be provided to over 100[...]
  • Central Asia Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop

    In Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic will host the Workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture ( 12.07 – 14.07.2016) , the participants of which will be representatives of the Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The Workshop will address the interlinked challenges of food security, climate change, energy and disaster risk reduction (DRR) through an integrated climate smart agriculture (CSA) approach.[...]