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  • The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

    The report The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges has been released today. This new FAO report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. Please visit the following webpage to download the report and for further information: http://www.fao.org/publications/fofa/en/[...]
  • Webinar: Fostering Learning and Innovation in Nutrition

    The SUN Civil Society Network invites you to participate in the Learning Route follow up webinar: Fostering Learning and Innovation in Nutrition Date: 31st January 2017 Time: 10:15 - 12:00 (GMT) Language: English (translation in Frengh and Spanish will be available for the Q&A sessions) At the end of October the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network, in collaboration with SUN Alliance Rwanda and PROCASUR Corporation, launched the first international Learning Route exchange programme in Rwanda. This six day peer-to-peer learning exchange brought together alliances from 9 African[...]
  • Survey 'Review of Participatory Land Use/Resource Planning Tools and Approaches'

    This survey is part of a process started by the Land and Water Division (AGL) of the FAO to review needs, required tools and processes at various scales, to help countries and stakeholders meet emerging challenges and competition over resources and support sustainable use of land and water resources and resilient ecosystems. The objectives of this survey are to: Share experiences and lessons learned on participatory land use planning (PLUP) tools and approaches to improve their use in supporting Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Identify main gaps and opportunities of the current tools[...]
  • Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty

    A High-level Event “ Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty ” will take place on 16 December 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Event is organized by FAO, the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and the European Commission, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women. It will provide an interactive platform to address the structural causes and consequences of gender inequality in rural areas and to identify the main challenges, gaps, opportunities[...]
  • New website for the United Nations Standing Committe on Nutrition

    The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) mandate is to provide global strategic guidance and advocacy in nutrition to ensure engagement and investment at the highest level and to ensure progress towards nutrition security for all. The UNSCN is open to UN Agencies and platforms and includes a number of the major UN players in the international food and nutrition fields.[...]
  • International Year of Pulses Global Dialogue

    FAO is organizing a Global Dialogue (GD) on the International Year of Pulses 2016 at its headquarters in Rome, Italy from 22 to 23 November 2016. The GD will provide a forum for various stakeholders in the pulses sector, to discuss the issues and the challenges related to the production, consumption and trade of pulses. It will also generate a set of recommendations for concrete action and follow-up beyond 2016. Webcast link: www.fao.org/webcast/home/en[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report for 2016 has been released

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 report ( SOFA 2016 ), FAO’s annual flagship publication, has been released yesterday. SOFA assesses issues on agricultural and rural development in the context of global food security. This year’s SOFA report centres on the double challenge of food security and climate change, presenting alternatives to tackle the two as a whole. The report and furher information are available in all UN six languages at: http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/en/[...]
  • Policies for Effective Rural Transformation, Agricultural and Food System Transition

    Experiences of multi sectoral policy approaches to promote rural transformation, inclusive agricultural transition and economic growth, across sectors and developing regions will be discussed during an event taking place at FAO headquarters on 17 October from 13:00 to 14:30 CEST. The structural transformation of economies is a clear pathway out of poverty and hunger when the process is characterized by inclusive productivity growth in both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors and by strong linkages between sectors and urban and rural areas. For further information on this event and on[...]
  • Pulses: The Heroes of Nutrition and Agricultural Sustainability

    In an expert seminar on October 5th 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST, Dr. Douglas Cook, professor at UC Davis and Director of the USAID Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Chickpea, will share his decades of experience on legumes in a discussion covering agriculture, nutrition, delivery systems, and meeting the challenge of linking "upstream" science to develop resilient legumes with "downstream" delivery and adoption by farmers. The seminar is organised by SecureNutrition and aims to engage the agriculture and nutrition community in celebrating the UN International Year of Pulses and to highlight the[...]
  • International Colloquium on Food Security and Nutrition

    The HLPE has co-organized with the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) an International Colloquium inviting scientists and experts from public institutions, civil society and the private sector to discuss the challenges that the 2030 Agenda implies for science and knowledge with regard to food systems. The Results of this dialogue will contribute to the upcoming global consultation process for the identification of “Critical and Emerging Issues for Food Security and Nutrition” . The colloquium will take place in Stuttgart on the 27 September 2016, starting at 10.00 CEST (8.00 a.m. UTC). The[...]

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