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  • 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[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS quarterly report ‘Crop Prospects and Food Situation’

    The latest issue of the Crop Prospect and Food Situation quarterly report, which focuses on developments affecting the food situation of developing countries and low-income food-deficit countries, has been released. The report also includes an overview of global cereal production prospects and a table highlighting countries that require external assistance for food, identifying the primary causes of the local food crises. Highlights of the report: Countries in need of external assistance : FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Civil conflict continues to[...]
  • Online discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Global Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN); Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR); the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the World Bank are inviting interested individuals to participate in the online discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition currenlty held on the e-agriculture platform . The proposed online debate on the e-Agriculture platform seeks to explore the interaction between use of ICTs in agriculture and issues around open data[...]
  • FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis

    The FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis (PulsesDM1.0) has been published on the INFOODS website http://www.fao.org/infoods/infoods/tables-and-databases/faoinfoods-databases/en/ The FAO/INFOODS Global Database for Pulses on Dry Mater Basis (PulsesDM1.0) provides nutrient values for pulses on a DRY MATTER BASIS – it is intended mainly for standard setting purposes. Pulses are a subgroup of legumes that includes dry edible seeds with low fat content. The data were recalculated to dry matter basis from the average nutrient values for 16 species published in the FAO/INFOODS[...]
  • Dialogue on responsible investments in land: perspectives from Tanzania and globally

    Landesa and the Land Portal will co-facilitate a dialogue on the principles and practices of land-based investments, with a focus on the Tanzanian context. This is intended as part of the broader conversation on responsible investment in land principles, guidelines and practices that has proliferated since the 2009 food crisis and subsequent ‘land grabs’ that swept the global south. This discussion is intended to bring to the fore a grounded perspective on a conversation and debate that often remains in the conceptual or abstract. The Tanzanian context is particularly relevant because of the[...]
  • 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. Main highlights of this issue are the general decline of wheat and maize prices in the international market; while at sub-regional level, the further increase in cereal prices in East Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere countries the downward pressure on maize prices exerted by overall favourable production prospects in 2017 Key Messages Wheat prices[...]
  • Join the CFS-UNSCN event: Investments for Healthy Food Systems

    The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) are hosting the event Investments for Healthy Food Systems on 9 May 2017 from 09:30 – 17:00 CET, at FAO HQ, Rome . This event is part of a series of events to “ develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence work ” on nutrition and food systems, called for by the strategy “CFS engagement in advancing nutrition”. In line with this strategy, this event aims to increase common understanding about how policies and investment opportunities can improve[...]
  • Seminar on Global Partnerships for Poverty Reduction

    The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is hosting a Seminar, jointly organised by the Italian Development Cooperation, FAO, IFAD, the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China and the China Internet Information Center (CIIC) on " Global Partnerships for Poverty Reduction ". The seminar will take place on Friday 28 April and aims at sharing succesful experiences on poverty reduction at country level; raising awareness on key challenges faced by governments, policy makers and practitioners; increasing awareness and knowledge on progress made in poverty[...]
  • Toolkit and E-learning modules on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems

    FAO has just released the Toolkit and E-learning modules on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems. This integrated package of guidance materials, developed by drawing upon expertise from across the Organisation and of many partners, aims at enhancing capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive food system policies and programmes, in line with the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, the SDGs and UN Decade of Action for Nutrition. The “Toolkit for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems” is composed by four tools: Key recommendations for[...]

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