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Youth – feeding the future.  Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work.

Youth – feeding the future. Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work.

Rural youth are the future of food security and rural poverty reduction. 

However, youth in rural areas of developing countries face enormous challenges in preparing for and accessing decent work, including in agriculture. These challenges are even greater for youth under the age of 18. 

This online consultation invites you to help identify the solutions that can address these challenges. Your contributions will inform the policy and programme recommendations issued by the international expert meeting “Youth – feeding the future: Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work” that will be held by FAO later this year.

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until 15.05.2016

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Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

Urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces present challenges and opportunities for inclusive growth, poverty eradication, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and food security and nutrition.

This online consultation invites you to contribute to the elaboration of a background document that the CFS Secretariat is preparing to support the discussions at the Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security to be held at CFS 43 in October 2016.

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Online consultations for a knowledge sharing platform on resilience

Online consultations for a knowledge sharing platform on resilience

We invite stakeholders interested in resilience to share views in order to ensure that the knowledge sharing platform answers the needs of the resilience community and that it generates effective and sustainable interventions towards resilience building of livelihoods.

This week's topic is: A knowledge sharing platform on resilience: what about Information Technology and Knowledge Management?

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15.02.2016 - 14.03.2016
Online consultation for developing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

Online consultation for developing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

The ‘Zero draft’ of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM), developed in order to promote sustainable soil management effectively in all regions, needs your contribution. Your input will  allow the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) to better frame the multifaceted needs of all the stakeholders.

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08.02.2016 - 07.03.2016
FSN Forum policy dialogues: contributing to food security and nutrition policy processes at country and regional level

FSN Forum policy dialogues: contributing to food security and nutrition policy processes at country and regional level

FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is organizing the two-day Workshop “FSN Forum policy dialogues: contributing to food security and nutrition policy processes at country and regional level”, in Rome on 10-11 December 2015.

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09.12.2015 - 12.12.2015
Harnessing the benefits of ecosystem services for effective ecological intensification in agriculture

Harnessing the benefits of ecosystem services for effective ecological intensification in agriculture

The next few decades will witness a rapidly increasing demand for agricultural products. This growing demand needs to be met largely through intensification (produce more from the same land surface) because there is little scope for an increase in agricultural area. Ecological intensification - the optimization of all provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services in the agricultural production process - has been proposed as a promising solution. The aim of this discussion is to foster a dialogue on emerging knowledge from research on ecological intensification.

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