Launch of the Eurasian Food Security Network
The Eurasian Food Security Network has just been launched with the first online consultation Food Security issues in the Eurasian region: major challenges and G8/G20 initiatives in relation with the regional situation.
The Eurasian Food Security Network was set up for the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) as a result of the collaboration between the ECFS, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
The ECFS was established in June 2011 within the Moscow State University with the vision to contribute to sustainable agriculture development and natural resource management and to provide research and advisory services on food security matters to beneficiaries in the Eurasian Region and globally.
In support of this objective, the ECFS and FAO's Global Forum for Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) will be running online consultations to bring together stakeholders from governments, civil society organizations, research institutes, academia, and associations allowing them to enter into a dialogue.
Through inputs from a wide set of stakeholders the ECFS aims to get a clear picture of the main challenges to food security and to understand the priorities of the different countries and stakeholder groups.
The main questions tackled in the first online consultation are:
- What are the major challenges facing Eurasian countries in improving their food security situation?
- Are current policies conducive to ensure food security in your country?
- What do the decision makers from the Eurasian region expect from the G8/G20 initiatives in relation to food security issues?
The first online consultation, which is being held in both Russian and English, will run until the 16th of June 2013 and is open to everyone interested in the subject.