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Relevant news on Food Security and Nutrition

  • FAO at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina (MC11)

    The relationship between trade and food security is drawing ever greater attention on both the trade and the development agendas. Equitable trade is recognized as a powerful driver for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in achieving Zero Hunger in the context of climate change. As patterns of consumption and production continue to evolve, global agricultural trade is expected to continue to increase over the next decade. The objective now is to ensure that the expansion of agricultural trade actually works for the elimination of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition[...]
  • Regional Symposium: Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets in Europe and Central Asia

    In the stream of events following the 2014 ICN2 , and under the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, FAO and WHO co-convened the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition in December 2016. This Symposium is being replicated at regional level, to better address challenges specific to each region. Regional symposia for Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and Africa have been successfully held in the past months. Video recordings and materials can be accessed from www.fao.org/about/meetings/sustainable-food-systems-nutrition-[...]
  • Call for Contributions for UNSCN News

    Open until 31 January 2018 UNSCN NEWS is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN. The 2018 edition will focus on equity and non-discrimination as drivers of good nutrition. Inherent barriers exist in food systems that prevent people from overcoming persistent and intergenerational malnutrition and poverty. In order to overcome these barriers and ensure that no one is left behind, systematic analysis of food system dynamics, as well as the various causes of malnutrition, will help assess how equity impacts and is impacted by nutrition. Inequality refers to differences, variation[...]
  • Technical workshop: The drivers and impacts of migration and labour mobility in origins and destinations

    A technical workshop titled: The drivers and impacts of migration and labour mobility in origins and destinations: Building the evidence base for policies that promote safe, orderly and regular people’s and labour mobility for poverty reduction and sustainable development will take place at FAO headquarters, Rome. The workshop will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote understanding, enhance dialogue on migration, labor and people’s mobility for poverty reduction and sustainable development. The objectives are: 1.[...]
  • Live session: The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

    Today the online discussion: “The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa” is complemented by a live session now ongoing on the Sub Saharan Africa Food Security Portal of IFPRI, at this link: ssa.foodsecurityportal.org/forums/wto-ministerial-conference-its-significance-food-security-africa On the IFPRI portal you can post comments and questions over the next 24 hours and an expert will respond in real time.[...]
  • Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

    The Asia Pacific Symposium ( 10-11 November 2017, Bangkok) links to the FAO and WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition held in Rome in December 2016, and is one of four follow-up events focused on specific world regions. The aims are to enhance agriculture and food systems’ visibility, create policy and programme options, promote sustainable diets and build partnerships through taking stock of evidence on transformational change in food systems toward sustainability, and their link to positive health and nutrition outcomes. The[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

    Today, the 2017 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture has been released. This year, the theme of the report is “Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation”. The new report looks at how population growth, increasing urbanization, technologies, and climate change are transforming rural and urban areas, and how the world’s food systems are evolving. The report concludes that fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live today, and outlines a strategy for how agriculture and rural economies in[...]
  • FAO Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

    The FAO Global Early Warning - Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture for the period October-December 2017 has been released. The Global Early Warning - Early Action System aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. The Global EWEA report is a quarterly forward-looking analytical summary of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture. Please download the full report here: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7813e.pdf.[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS quarterly report Crop Propects and Food Situation

    FAO/GIEWS has released the latest issue of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation quarterly report that focuses on developments affecting the food situation of developing countries and Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries. 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 Counties requiring external assistance for food: FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food in the world. Persisting conflicts[...]

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