Font size:

Contact us:

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 discussion

Street food and urban and periurban agriculture and horticulture: perspectives for a strategic coalition towards food security

Street food and urban and periurban agriculture and horticulture: perspectives for a strategic coalition towards food security

The aim of this discussion is to share perspectives on actual and potential links between street food vending and urban and periurban agriculture and horticulture, analyzing if and in which way such links may represent the basis for possible strategies to enhance food security in urban areas. 

read more

Previous discussions

Enabling rural cooperatives and producer organizations  to thrive as  sustainable business enterprises

Enabling rural cooperatives and producer organizations to thrive as sustainable business enterprises

Rural cooperatives and producer organizations play a crucial role in the eradication of hunger and poverty, in the promotion of social harmony and in the achievement of more equitable economic growth. What are the ideal conditions that will enable these member-based organizations to become more self-reliant and sustainable business enterprises?

read more

Innovative financing for agriculture, food security and nutrition

Innovative financing for agriculture, food security and nutrition

Reaching the goal to feed a growing world population is threatened by an important lack of investment in agriculture and a decreasing Official Development Assistance (ODA) in agriculture. To tackle this issue, Innovative Financing Mechanisms (IFMs) are being discussed as a means to complement ODA without replacing it to provide reliable and predictable financing for development and specifically for agriculture and food security and nutrition, especially by catalyzing and encouraging new projects.

read more

Biofuels and Food Security - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study

Biofuels and Food Security - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study

Following the request by the CFS, the HLPE is approaching the issue of biofuels through the lens of food security, taking into consideration a wide range of issues such as: forecasted demand, competition for biomass feedstock and for land, benefits along the biofuel production chain, the role of smallholders, social issues, new technologies etc. Please share your knowledge and views on this multifaceted topic to respond to the key question: are biofuels compatible with food security concerns or are they not adding too much to the – already unmet -  challenge to feeding the world?

read more

Constraints to Smallholder Investments - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study

Constraints to Smallholder Investments - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study

A large percentage of word poverty is rural, largely directly or indirectly associated with smallholder farming. Smallholder farmers produce most of the food consumed locally, and food security at a world scale thus importantly depends on the investments made by external actors and by the smallholders themselves in their agricultural production. What are the constraints that limit these investments and what can be done to encourage investments in smallholder agriculture.

read more

16.04.2012 - 06.05.2012
Climate Change and Food Security: HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report

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

The challenges of climate change to food security are multidimensional and assessing them requires some appraisal of issues such as identifying the most affected vulnerable regions and populations and the interface between climate change and agricultural productivity. The current draft aims at providing guidance for developing nationally-relevant policies and programmes.
Please share your comments.
read more