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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Topic: Livelihoods

This study highlights the links between agroecology and climate change, by providing evidence on the technical (i.e. ecological and socio-economic) and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems. The report aims to answer the following question: How can agroecology foster climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience through practices and policies? Inspired by the idea that transformation will only happen through a coordinated approach among all levels, this study aims to combine evidence from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives.

The potential of agroecology to build climate-resilient livelihoods and food systems

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There is widespread acknowledgement and appreciation in Northern Europe of the important role that small farms play in supporting rural livelihoods, conserving biodiversity, and maintaining traditional landscapes, rural traditions and cultural heritage. The EU-funded SALSA project set out to examine another potentially important role of small farms – their contribution to food security.

Can small farms and small food businesses in Northern Europe contribute to sustainable food security?

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The report provides an overview of the magnitude, severity and drivers of acute food insecurity in eight countries and regions that have the world’s highest burden of people in need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance as a result of protracted conflict combined with other factors.

These countries and regions are: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lake Chad Basin, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen.

Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations

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The report analyses the relation between conflict and food security, using country-level data that cover 106 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America between 1961 and 2011.

The results highlight the negative correlation between conflict and food security, illustrating how certain types of conflict could potentially undo years of progress

Food security and armed conflict: a cross-country analysis

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