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  • International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts on Food & Nutrition Security"

    November 12-16, 2018 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago The conference will be a five-day event, including a field visit. Experts in the field of sustainable agriculture, food security, nutrition security, climate change, integrated pest management, organic farming, agro-ecology, value addition, soil health management, policy experts in climate change and sustainable agriculture will be presenting the lead papers. Please, visit the website for further information www.foodsecurity2018.com[...]
  • The new IPC Global Platform is NOW ONLINE!

    The new IPC Global platform offers a cleaner design, more flexibility in terms of structure and strengthens the access and exchange of information on IPC. It consists of two main portals: About IPC and Partnerships that gives you access to information on IPC implementation both at global and country level, upcoming events, key resources and featured stories; A dedicated IPC Analysis Portal that gives you access to all IPC analyses released by the countries adopting the IPC classification for analyzing acute and chronic food insecurity, and acute malnutrition through a custom action filter and[...]
  • Food Loss Analysis E-learning course

    Food loss is a complex issue, often with multiple and interrelated causes operating at different levels. This e-learning course introduces the FAO Case study methodology for the analysis of critical food loss points. This method focuses on revealing and analyzing the multidimensional causes of losses in selected food supply chains, identification of critical loss points, and recommendation of feasible food loss reduction solutions and strategies.[...]
  • Land Resources Planning Toolbox

    The LRP Toolbox is a freely accessible online source for a range of stakeholders, directly or indirectly involved in land use planning. The Toolbox contains a comprehensive number of existing tools and approaches that are used to implement land resources planning. The overall goal of the Toolbox is to make potential users aware of the existence of these tools, facilitate access to their information, and assist with the selection of those tools that meet the requirements of different stakeholders, operating at different levels, in different regions, and in different sectors. See the users’[...]
  • Webinar: Rural youth employment: emerging challenges and targeted solutions

    Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 15:00-16:30 CET (UTC+1) This webinar’s objectives are to: Raise awareness and sensitize on the importance of addressing emerging issues related to rural youth employment in Africa and beyond; Present FAO and NEPAD experiences and lessons learnt at country level; Showcase and discuss good practices and tailored responses to emerging issues, e.g. success factors for entrepreneurship development at local level; radicalization, etc. Speakers: Opening remarks: Fati N’zi Hassane, Head of Skills and Employment for Youth Programme, NEPAD Agency Unami Mpofu Senior[...]
  • 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.[...]

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