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08.07.2008 - 06.02.2009

Discussions from n.18 to n.28

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Discussion No. 28
Putting people first: Nutrition, a key to integrated programming for poverty reduction?
 

01.12.2008 - 06.02.2009
 

Members were invited to share experiences and insights on the integration of nutrition in agriculture and livelihoods programs and integrated/multi-sectoral programming; constraints and obstacles faced in integration of nutrition in agriculture and livelihoods programs and how to overcome them; successful approaches, activities and tools for integrating nutrition in ongoing programs and for reducing malnutrition and poverty in a sustainable manner; relevant publications or tools on this topic to be shared with the Forum members.
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Discussion No. 27
Responding to the challenges of climate change and its linkages to food security and nutrition

16.10.2008 - 0.11.2008
 

Members shared experiences on: the impact of climate change and variability on food security, nutrition and dietary quality; successful strategies for communication and awareness-raising on the effects of climate change; initiatives for adaptation to climate change and variability as well climate change mitigation measures at the level of small-scale farmers.
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Discussion No. 26
Food Security and the Human Right to Food - Going on parallel tracks or converging?

23.09.2008 - 06.11.2008
 

Members shared practical experiences and information on:
a) application of human rights based approach to food security at national & local levels; b) human rights based food security policies, projects, programmes or plans; c) documents and other relevant material about right to food field-level activities; d) ways to promote the convergence between the right to food, food security and development.
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Discussion No. 25
Linking Food Aid and Pro-Poor Growth

18.09.2008 - 04.11.2008
 

Members shared their opinions and insights on the following issues: What is the Food Aid role in alleviating immediate hunger and reducing the costs of hunger? Which are the Food Aid implications for nutrition, health, Household coping strategies, human capacities, and policies? What are the long-term implications/impacts on the economic growth? How could Food Aid be more effective?
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Discussion No. 24
Materials on Complementary Food Recipes and Cooking Demonstrations

03.09.2008 - 24.09.2008
 

Members shared cooking recipes and materials for cooking demonstrations and preparations particularly focusing on veggies and fruits in Africa
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Discussion No. 23
A Web-site on Household Food Production

18.08.2008 - 12.09.2008
 

Whether and how a website should be created to facilitate the sharing of methods for producing basic foods at the household and community levels.
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Discussion No. 22
Papers and Data on Food Security in Mountains

02.09.2008 - 09.09.2008
 

Members shared papers, data, case studies and points to highlight related to food security in mountains
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Discussion No. 21
Garden in a sack

Members shared information and opinions on "sack garden" projects.
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Discussion No. 20
Promoting Collaboration among Stakeholders in Agriculture Development

06.08.2008 - 20.08.2008
 

How to promote communication and collaboration among stakeholders in agriculture development (program officers of the IGOs and NGOs, the agriculture extension officers, the farmers, and the members of the agriculture research facilities...)
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Discussion No. 19
Training manuals/Training resources on Food Security

05.08.2008 - 16.08.2008
 

Members shared training manuals/training resources on Food Security, especially those for civil servants at provincial and district level.
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Discussion No. 18
Closing the Gap - Linking Food Security Information to Effective Decision Making

09.07.2008 - 15.08.2008
 

The link between 'technical' consensus and decision making is difficult to make partially because analysis of a food security situation, based on security information systems are often very technical and the 'translation' to a more political level are often difficult to make. The 'missing link' might be a lack of 'communication' skills? How to close the gaps in food security information systems and better link food security information with decision making?
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This discussion is now closed. Please contact fsn-moderator@fao.org for any further information.