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Nouvelles en matière de sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition

  • Webinar: Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture

    The Global Donor Platform invites you to a webinar on the topic of Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture , featuring presentations by Global Affairs Canada, FAO, EC and Gender and Rural Livelihoods Specialist Clare Bishop. The webinar will take place on 13 September 15:00 CEST . The event will provide an opportunity to discuss donor strategies that contribute to accelerating women's empowerment and share instruments that support gender transformative agendas. The language used will be English . The following items will be discussed: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda[...]
  • Call for Papers for International Conference on Climate Change, Agricultural Trade and Food Security

    FAO invites those working in policy or research on agricultural trade and climate change to submit papers to be presented at the 2017 International Conference on Climate Change Agricultural Trade and Food Security . The Conference will bring together policy makers, academics and practitioners to exchange ideas, research findings and experiences on the linkages between agricultural trade and climate change. The outcomes of these consultations will contribute to FAO’s flagship report, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) , which will examine the potentials of agricultural trade[...]
  • Call for papers: The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility in origins and destinations.

    FAO is developing a programme of work that will provide evidence on the diversity of pathways, the drivers and the impacts of distress or voluntary migration, labor and people’s mobility in a context of accelerated urbanization and increased pressure on natural resources. The programme gives importance to the role of policies, governance and institutions in steering change processes in origins and reducing challenges in destination areas. Evidence from this programme of work will feed into FAO’s normative work and policy support to countries and multistakeholder governance platforms in[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS Special Alert on the drought in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    FAO/GIEWS has released a special alert on drought affecting crops in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Highlights: • Prolonged dry weather conditions from April to late June in the main central and southern cereal-producing provinces raise serious concerns about the final production of the ongoing 2017 main cropping season. • If rains do not improve soon, the 2017 cereal output may decrease significantly, further deteriorating the local food insecurity. • Immediate interventions are needed to support the affected farmers and prevent negative coping strategies for the most vulnerable[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS Special Alert on the drought in East Africa

    FAO/GIEWS has released a Special Alert on the drought in East Africa. The highlights: Prevailing severe dry weather conditions, virtually since October 2016, have affected rangelands and crops in large parts of East Africa, causing a serious deterioration of food security conditions in the subregion. Major areas of concern are central and southern Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, northern United Republic of Tanzania, and northeastern and southwestern Uganda. Localized Fall armyworm infestations are likely to further affect yields in the affected areas. Soaring[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS monthly report on food price trends

    The latest issue of the FPMA Bulletin FAO/ GIEWS monthly report on food price trends at world, regional and country level, with a focus on countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets, has been released. Main highlights of this issue are higher international prices of wheat and rice, while at sub-regional level, a general increase in prices of rice in Asia and the new harvests in East Africa are putting downward pressure on cereal prices, which, however, remain at near-record levels . KEY MESSAGES International wheat prices generally[...]
  • Leaving No One Behind: Achieving Gender Equality for Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture

    12:30 - 14:30 Rome time, FAO Headquarters. This Special Event will provide government representatives, UN entities, civil society and the private sector and other stakeholders with a platform to share experiences in accelerating progress towards gender equality and rural women’s empowerment. It will highlight forward-looking strategies and partnerships in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and extreme poverty. Rural women play an important role in agriculture and rural development, and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at household and community levels. Worldwide,[...]
  • FAO Global Early Warning - Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

    FAO has released the quarterly Global Early Warning Early Action Report for July - September 2017. The report is a summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It provides recommendations on early action in relation to food security and agriculture to mitigate or prevent the potential impact of the anticipated disasters. Early actions can include activities such as protecting livelihood assets to mitigate or prevent the impact of the disaster on preparedness activities. As such, a critical link is established[...]
  • Online discussion "Water Accounting & Water for Food"

    FAO and the Technical Network on Water are inviting interested individuals to participate in the online discussion “Water Accounting & Water for Food”. This exchange is organized in the context of a World Water Council Member initiative on water accounting for agriculture led by FAO with UNESCO-IHE, UNESCO-WWAP, IWMI, ICID and DWFI to raise the profile of water accounting for decision making and to demonstrate the value added it can bring in smart planning processes in water management and water governance . The main objective of this initiative is to promote the use of water accounting[...]
  • FAO biannual Food Outlook report

    The FAO Trade and Markets Division has released the latest issue of the biannual Food Outlook report, which focuses on developments affecting global food and feed markets. This issue highlights that for nearly all the commodities covered in the report, markets tend to exhibit a well-balanced situation at the global level. However, in some cases prospects at the country or regional level may diverge from this positive outlook. Furthermore, larger import volumes and rising shipping costs are expected to lift the global food import bill to over USD 1.3 trillion this year, up 10.6 percent from[...]