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Discussions

Below you can find the complete list of online discusions held until now.
To participate in the ongoing discussions and for more information such as summaries proceedings and resources please click on the title. 

Ongoing discussions

The Future of Family Farming: Providing Resources for Women and Young Farmers

The Future of Family Farming: Providing Resources for Women and Young Farmers

Through this discussion we wish to promote dialogue around family farming issues. What can be done to make agriculture stimulating and profitable for young people and what strategies can promote equality for females working in the food system? 

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until 06.10.2014
Policy outreach and communications - what works for improving food security and nutrition at the country level?

Policy outreach and communications - what works for improving food security and nutrition at the country level?

The degree to which the Food Security and Nutrition information produced is actually used by decision makers, and influences policy making, remains unclear. Through this discussion we would like to explore the factors that contribute to our evidence and knowledge actually being used in policy making processes.

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Previous discussions

What do the rural poor do for a living? Implications for poverty and food security policies

What do the rural poor do for a living? Implications for poverty and food security policies

How diverse are rural livelihoods and incomes? Are different types of rural households differently equipped for facing food and financial crises? FAO's RIGA team invites you to share country specific case studies as well as general inputs.

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05.05.2010 - 04.07.2010
Supporting small-scale farmers to access value-added agribusiness and other market opportunities

Supporting small-scale farmers to access value-added agribusiness and other market opportunities

What are the ingredients of successful agribusiness initiatives for small-scale farmers in developing countries? How to face the numerous challenges in supporting farmers willing to market their products further down the supply chain?

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26.04.2010 - 17.05.2010

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Agricultural technologies and innovation; opportunities for making a difference

Agricultural technologies and innovation; opportunities for making a difference

How can we make the best use of agricultural technology to achieve food security? Is there still a role for older technologies and for traditional approaches? Or embracing industrial production systems should be the way forward?
Peter Steele from FAO Cairo is raising this topic inviting members and anyone interested to share their views. At the background of the debate lies the African context, where the challenges and potentials are huge and where, unlike Asia, a green revolution, with its pros and cons, never took place.

 

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06.04.2010 - 30.04.2010
Livestock keepers' rights - an important concept for food security?

Livestock keepers' rights - an important concept for food security?

Can Livestock Keepers' Rights help in improving food security of people living in marginal lands? Evidence of the importance of small-scale livestock production systems making use of uncultivable lands and crop is strong; should they be given prominence over commercial producers, producing large amounts of cheap animal protein based on imported breeds and imported feed?

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08.03.2010 - 29.03.2010

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Towards a statement on food, agriculture and cities for the World Urban Forum

Towards a statement on food, agriculture and cities for the World Urban Forum

With different partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is committed to the World Urban Forum V (WUF V). The WUF V will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22 to 26 March. Its theme is: “The Right to the City, Bridging the Urban Divide”. Food and agriculture issues are at stake as they are a growing concern as well as a part of the solution.

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04.03.2010 - 23.03.2010