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  • 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:[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Critical and Emerging Issues Open Inquiry – 2016 Edition

    An Open Inquiry on the new edition of Critical and Emerging Issues in the area of Food Security and Nutrition is currently running on the website of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). The Open Inquiry accept comments until the 6th of October 2016.[...]
  • Nutrition and food security: challenges for the future

    Save the Children is organising an High-Level Event on “Nutrition and food security: challenges for the future” on 11 July in Rome. The aim of the event is to facilitate dialogue with key stakeholders on the importance of investing in nutrition and food security, also in view of the Nutrition for Growth Summit in Rio and the Italian G7 Presidency. The Concept Note with the agenda of the event are attached. For further information please contact:[...]
  • Vacancy Announcement: Policy Officer for FIRST Programme

    Food and Nutrition Security Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation (FIRST) is a FAO and the European Union partnership programme with the purpose of providing a policy assistance mechanism for improved food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture. FIRST has a vacancy in Pakistan for a Policy Officer, who will work under the overall technical guidance of FIRST Manager (FAO/Rome) and working in close collaboration with the EU Delegation and relevant government ministries/institutions, as well as other stakeholders and development partners. The officer will seek to[...]
  • Nigeria launches Africa's largest national school feeding programme

    Nigeria’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme has been formally launched by the country’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at a special meeting of Federal and State ministers and school feeding stakeholders in Abuja. The HGSF programme is part of a 500 billion Nira funded Social Investment Programme announced by the Buhari administration to tackle poverty and improve the health and education of children and other vulnerable groups. When fully realised the school feeding component of this programme aims to support States to collectively feed over 24 million school children[...]
  • “What’s In a Name" an international webinar on different approaches to help people eat better

    This two-hour webinar aims to reduce global misunderstanding about what we call the work we do. It will consist of short presentations of different approaches to help people eat better: Behaviour Change, Social Marketing, (Food and) Nutrition Education, and Health Promotion. Each presentation will define one approach, describe its essential processes, differentiate it from other approaches, and list its key elements and principles. The audience will initially complete a mini-survey, and will comment, question, discuss and vote during the webinar. They will also say if they would like further[...]