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

Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

The Institute of Development Studies and the FAO are launching this online discussion focusing on food security, gender equality and peace-building. The results will help inform a study aimed at generating evidence-based, meaningful, and actionable recommendations to governments and other stakeholders, particularly international organizations and FAO staff.

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until 31.07.2015

Previous discussions

Payments for environmental services (PES) in theory and practice: Lessons learned and way forward

Payments for environmental services (PES) in theory and practice: Lessons learned and way forward

The concept of paying farmers and rural dwellers for the environmental services they provide has gained prominence as a tool for achieving ecosystem conservation and, at the same time, improving the livelihoods of farmers as environmental service providers. There are however many open questions with regard to the scope of PES, their cost-effectiveness in addressing the growing global challenges of climate change and food security, and its underlying economic assumptions. In this online discussion we hope to find answers on how best to address the challenges and opportunities based on prior practical experience and research.

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 Forests and trees provide benefits for food security and nutrition– what is your say?

Forests and trees provide benefits for food security and nutrition– what is your say?

Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems contribute to food security, nutrition and livelihoods in several ways, including as a direct source of food, fuel, employment and cash income. Such contributions are often under-estimated in policy decisions. What are the bottlenecks hindering a greater contribution of forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems to food security? Are there examples of innovative approaches or good practices? How can forests and trees feature more prominently in food security policies?

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HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Biofuels and Food Security

HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Biofuels and Food Security

The High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) seeks input on the V0 draft of its report on Biofuels and Food Security. The report aims at providing a balanced science-based assessments of the opportunities and challenges that Biofuels may represent for food security so that they can be produced where it is socially, economically and environmentally feasible.

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HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Investing in smallholder agriculture for food and nutrition security

HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Investing in smallholder agriculture for food and nutrition security

The High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) seeks input on the V0 draft of its report on smallholder investment in agriculture.
This study focuses on the policy options for addressing constraints to investments, taking into consideration the work done on this topic by IFAD, and by FAO in the context of COAG, and the work of other key partners. It includes a comparative assessment of strategies for linking smallholders to food value chains as well as an assessment of the impacts on smallholders of different forms of partnership models.

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From economic growth to food security and better nutrition

From economic growth to food security and better nutrition

Economic growth can be a powerful driver for increased food security when translated into agricultural growth. However, to reduce poverty and hunger, growth needs to reach the poor and the increased income needs to generate demand for the assets controlled by them. As not all countries are being equally successful in generating this inclusive growth, how can good governance and social protection help to translate economic growth into improved food security and nutrition for all?

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