Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Noticias sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición

  • 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[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS monthly report on food price trends

    The latest issue of the FPMA Bulletin FAO/ GIEWS monthly report on food price trends at world, regional and country level, with a focus on countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets, has been released. Main highlights of this issue are higher international prices of wheat and rice, while at sub-regional level, a general increase in prices of rice in Asia and the new harvests in East Africa are putting downward pressure on cereal prices, which, however, remain at near-record levels . KEY MESSAGES International wheat prices generally[...]
  • Leaving No One Behind: Achieving Gender Equality for Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture

    12:30 - 14:30 Rome time, FAO Headquarters. This Special Event will provide government representatives, UN entities, civil society and the private sector and other stakeholders with a platform to share experiences in accelerating progress towards gender equality and rural women’s empowerment. It will highlight forward-looking strategies and partnerships in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and extreme poverty. Rural women play an important role in agriculture and rural development, and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at household and community levels. Worldwide,[...]
  • FAO Global Early Warning - Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

    FAO has released the quarterly Global Early Warning Early Action Report for July - September 2017. The report is a summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It provides recommendations on early action in relation to food security and agriculture to mitigate or prevent the potential impact of the anticipated disasters. Early actions can include activities such as protecting livelihood assets to mitigate or prevent the impact of the disaster on preparedness activities. As such, a critical link is established[...]
  • Online discussion "Water Accounting & Water for Food"

    FAO and the Technical Network on Water are inviting interested individuals to participate in the online discussion “Water Accounting & Water for Food”. This exchange is organized in the context of a World Water Council Member initiative on water accounting for agriculture led by FAO with UNESCO-IHE, UNESCO-WWAP, IWMI, ICID and DWFI to raise the profile of water accounting for decision making and to demonstrate the value added it can bring in smart planning processes in water management and water governance . The main objective of this initiative is to promote the use of water accounting[...]
  • FAO biannual Food Outlook report

    The FAO Trade and Markets Division has released the latest issue of the biannual Food Outlook report, which focuses on developments affecting global food and feed markets. This issue highlights that for nearly all the commodities covered in the report, markets tend to exhibit a well-balanced situation at the global level. However, in some cases prospects at the country or regional level may diverge from this positive outlook. Furthermore, larger import volumes and rising shipping costs are expected to lift the global food import bill to over USD 1.3 trillion this year, up 10.6 percent from[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS quarterly report ‘Crop Prospects and Food Situation’

    The latest issue of the Crop Prospect and Food Situation quarterly report, which focuses on developments affecting the food situation of developing countries and low-income food-deficit countries, has been released. 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 of the report: Countries in need of external assistance : FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Civil conflict continues to[...]
  • 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[...]
  • FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis

    The FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis (PulsesDM1.0) has been published on the INFOODS website The FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis (PulsesDM1.0) provides nutrient values for pulses on a DRY MATTER BASIS – it is intended mainly for standard setting purposes. Pulses are a subgroup of legumes that includes dry edible seeds with low fat content. The data were recalculated to dry matter basis from the average nutrient values for 16 species published in the FAO/INFOODS[...]
  • 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[...]