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15.10.2007 - 16.02.2008

Discussions from n.1 to n.6

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Discussion No. 6
The Way Forward For Small Holder Farmers

15.01.2008 - 16.02.2008
 

Why have the conditions of small holder farmers been getting worse and worse over the past 30 years? What is the way forward for small holder farmers and what are the implications, particularly for policy-making?
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Discussion No. 5
Agricultural Biodiversity and FSN

07.01.2008 - 05.02.2008
 

Is the issue of Agricultural Biodiversity (i.e. the ecosystem, species and genetic diversity found in agricultural landscapes) much discussed in FSN circles? For example, are variables such as the number of different varieties of sorghum or the number of different leafy green vegetables (for example) grown by people in an area the kind of baseline data that are documented when doing livelihoods and food security vulnerability assessments?
Is this aspect of livelihoods and food security sometimes ignored, or at least not given the consideration it deserves?
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Discussion No. 4
Nutrition education - essential but often neglected

19.11.2007 - 07.12.2007
 

The topic "Nutrition education - essential but often neglected" was raised by Ms Jane Sherman, education consultant, and facilitated by Ms Ellen Muehlhoff, Senior Officer, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, FAO.
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Discussion No. 3
Topics on which research is most needed

12.11.2007 - 07.12.2007
 

The aims of this discussion were the following:
- To provide references with which we can substantiate the typical claims in FSN fields
- To collect opinions and insights on the topics on which research is most needed
- To collect opinions and insights on how to solve the lack of necessary research/evidence
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Discussion No. 2
Emerging topics for the programme of the 2nd International Conference on Poverty, Food and Health
 

13.11.2007 - 20.11.2007
 

Suggestions for emerging topics for the programme of the 2nd International Conference on Poverty, Food and Health, involving the Human Rights approach, which took place in Lisbon, from 28th to 30th November, 2007.
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Discussion No. 1
Drawing lessons from food security and nutrition research, analysis and information for improved decision making and response

16.10.2007 - 16.11.2007
 

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This discussion is now closed. Please contact fsn-moderator@fao.org for any further information.