Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Noticias sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición

  • International Winter School and Forum on Contemporary Agri-food Issues

    The Marie Curie Initial Training Network PUREFOOD1 project team will host a winter school and forum in Barcelona from 12-22 November. The forum will be a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary event, with the joint participation of the PUREFOOD research fellows and supervisory team, a diverse group of external Ph.D. students, and respected local and international scholars and practitioners. The forum will create an atmosphere of debate, exchange, and collaboration. The academic program will feature three distinct learning modes – expert-led discussions, peer-led paper review, and[...]
  • Orange Sweet Potato Makes the Case that Biofortification Works

    A study published today in the Journal of Nutrition provides conclusive evidence that orange sweet potato (OSP) provided significant amounts of vitamin A to malnourished Ugandan children and women and that a modest improvement in vitamin A levels in the body was measurable in some cases.[...]
  • Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care

    Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme invite you to attend “Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care” to be held at AIDS 2012 on 23/07/2012 (07:00am to 08:30am in Mini Room 5). Speakers include Rwanda’s Minister of Health and members from Partners In Health, USAID TRAction, the World Food Programme, Tufts University, and George Washington University. Learn more/register at: http://hiv2012.eventbrite.com[...]
  • Call for articles on Smallholder Enterprise Development

    GFAR (The Global Forum on Agricultural Research) has established a collaboration with New Agriculturist a widely read and well recognized online journal, to help share your stories about how agricultural knowledge and innovation are helping to address major development challenges and make a real difference in the lives of the poor. The topic for the next edition is Smallholder Enterprise Development and GFAR is seeking stories and projects from around the world on the theme, whether at local, national, regional or international scale. Contributed articles must be received by the 5th August[...]
  • UOC/FAO University Specialization in Impact Assessment

    The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are partnering to offer a fully accredited, online certificate entitled: “ Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security ” starting 24 October 2012. This 4 month joint online UOC/FAO Specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Courses run from 24 October 2012 to 24 February 2013 Certificate fee € 1,100 To register or for more[...]
  • FAO at Rio +20

    FAO at the Rio+20 conference from 13 to 22 June will participate in over 30 events that range from food security, agriculture, fisheries, forestry to nutrition, energy and water among many other crosscutting subjects that are essential when discussing sustainable development issues. Food security and good natural resource management must go hand in hand if we want to eradicate hunger and poverty to achieve the Rio vision of sustainable development. http://www.fao.org/rioplus20/en/[...]
  • SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction

    The SAVE FOOD initiative is a global effort to reduce food losses and waste estimated at 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year. One-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is thrown away or lost, together with the natural resources used for its production. Although food losses occur at all stages of the food supply chain the causes and their impact around the world differ. In developing countries, food losses hit small farmers the hardest. Almost 65 percent of these food losses happen at the production, post harvest, and processing stages. In industrialized countries,[...]
  • Interagency report to the Mexican G20 Presidency

    Sustainable agricultural productivity growth and bridging the gap for small-family farms. Early in 2012, Mexico, as G20 President, invited international organizations to examine practical actions that could be undertaken to sustainably improve agricultural productivity growth, in particular on small family farms. The preparation of this report, coordinated by FAO and the OECD , is a collaborative undertaking by Bioversity , CGIAR Consortium , FAO , IFAD , IFPRI , IICA , OECD , UNCTAD , UN High Level Task Force on the Food Security Crisis , WFP , World Bank and WTO .[...]

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