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

Innovations in agriculture to improve nutrition.  Share your success stories

Innovations in agriculture to improve nutrition. Share your success stories

The goal of this consultation is to identify potential ideas of innovations in agriculture that could promote better nutrition.

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Social protection for building resilience of forest dependent people

Social protection for building resilience of forest dependent people

Forest dependent people are often located in remote and poor areas where livelihood opportunities are limited. Poverty, vulnerability, marginalization and social exclusion are among the major challenges they face. In these contexts, forests often serve as a safety net to cope with crises, which can lead to the unsustainable management of forest resources.

What is the role of social protection in promoting and protecting the livelihood of forest-dependent people?

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Previous discussions

Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in developing countries, however their yields are on average around 20-30 percent lower than men’s. According to the latest SOFA Report, these women frequently lack the resources and opportunities to make the most productive use of their time. What are the obstacles that women face, and most importantly what are the policies, programs and projects that can unleash their potential to boost food security and to take part in economic and social development?

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07.03.2011 - 29.03.2011

HLPE Consultation on Land Tenure and International Investments in Agriculture

The HLPE of the CFS has also received the mandate to undertake analysis and formulate policy recommendations on land tenure and international investments in agriculture and seeks you feedback on the scope of the analysis. Have important elements been omitted?  Should any of the elements be left out?

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24.01.2011 - 10.02.2011

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HLPE Consultation on Price Volatility

The HLPE of the CFS was mandated with carrying out a study on price volatility in agriculture. Has the HLPE identified the key policy instruments to reduce the frequency and magnitude of price shocks, manage risk, strengthen coping strategies and improving resilience at all levels? Do you have any innovative ideas of possible examples of these policy instruments?

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24.01.2011 - 10.02.2011

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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