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Below you can find the complete list of online discusions held until now.
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Ongoing discussion

Nutrition education as a strategy to strengthen family farming households and improve people's diets

Nutrition education as a strategy to strengthen family farming households and improve people's diets

The aim of this forum’s discussion, organized jointly with the ICEAN network, is to identify potential action points and initiatives whereby nutrition education can improve the diet of family farmers and create demand for nutritious local produce among the general public, thus both generating income for farming households and enhancing the nutrition of the public.

 

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Previous discussions

Addressing Food Security in Biofuel Certification

Addressing Food Security in Biofuel Certification

The impact of biofuel production on food security remains a controversial issue. A number of initiatives have been established to develop voluntary sustainability standards for the certification of biofuels. Among them, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has developed a voluntary, third-party certification system for biofuel sustainability which encompasses environmental, social and economic principles and criteria, including on food security.

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10.01.2011 - 24.01.2011
From Repeated Crisis to Long Term Food Security

From Repeated Crisis to Long Term Food Security

Protracted crises, as described by the latest State of Food Insecurity - SOFI report, affect 22 countries worldwide and pose an ongoing and fundamental threat to both lives and livelihoods, from which recovery becomes progressively more difficult over time.
While many solutions are well known or have been at least partially adopted, there are evident barriers to effective programming that are worth investigating.
 

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07.12.2010 - 27.12.2010
Improving the Quality and Impact of Food Security Programming in Emergencies: The role of Food Security and Nutrition Response Analysis

Improving the Quality and Impact of Food Security Programming in Emergencies: The role of Food Security and Nutrition Response Analysis

Responses to food insecurity and malnutrition in emergencies have expanded dramatically in the past 5-10 years and improved needs assessment has increased willingness of donors to fund new alternatives to general food distribution and targeted feeding programs.  However, the analytical process required to make intelligent choices among these new options has not always kept up. How can this process be improved?

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22.11.2010 - 19.12.2010
Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?

Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?

Confusion and lack of consensus still exist over conceptualising and dealing with the problems of Food Security. Many stakeholders may lack a fundamental understanding of the complex interplay and multi-dimensionality of factors due to food security’s complex nature and its cross-sectoral roots.
This complexity is both the cause of much misunderstanding and the barrier to any real consensual solution. How can we improve this situation and what role do Food Security frameworks play?

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10.11.2010 - 23.11.2010
Measuring the Impacts of Bioenergy Production on Food Security

Measuring the Impacts of Bioenergy Production on Food Security

The impacts of bioenergy on Food Security have been highly debated. FAO’s Bioenergy and Food  Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project is currently developing a set of criteria, indicators, good practices and policy options on sustainable bioenergy production that safeguards and, if possible, fosters food security. We welcome comments and inputs on a set of “core” indicators that governments could use (on a voluntary basis) to monitor the impacts of modern bioenergy production on the four dimensions of food security.

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04.10.2010 - 01.11.2010