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  • Registrations are open: Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts

    Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9AM-2PM Location: Council on Foreign Relations Washington, DC This conference is addressed to high-level experts in the field of humanitarian action, as well as of energy, food security and nutrition. The “Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization” (SET4food) is a project co-funded by COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale, Politecnico di Milano, Fondazione Politecnico and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The specific objective of the[...]
  • Master in Human Development and Food Security

    APPLY NOW! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION: 31ST MAY 2015. The Master in Human Development and Food Security is a truly international course that draws students from all over the world. Professors are from prestigious universities and International organizations in United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. Teaching and learning experience are well-structured, practical issues are discussed and students get to meet high level professionals by participating in international debates and global discussions on trends in human development and food security. Our innovative partnerships with[...]
  • Forests 'pivotal' for food security

    Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The study says that tree-based farming provides resilience against extreme weather events, which can wipe out traditional food crops. It warns that policies focusing on traditional agriculture often overlook the role forest farming could play. The findings were presented at the UN Forum on Forests in New York, US. The report is the result of a collaboration of more than 60 leading scientists, co-ordinated by the International Union of Forest[...]
  • Why Schools should be on the Frontline in Combating Malnutrition

    To celebrate International School Meals Day on the 5 th March, schools from around the world share their experiences of school meals. It’s a fun way for school kids to learn what’s on their plates and on what children the other side of the world will be eating. However given the depressing regularity of nutritional bad news focusing on obesity or malnutrition perhaps policy makers should be just as excited by school meals and the wider school health and nutrition movement which can provide countries with the tools to tackle this problem. In fact, school feeding and school health programmes[...]
  • 2015 is the International Year of Soils

    The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to: Raise full awareness among civil society and decision[...]
  • FSN Forum seminar on “Street Food. Culture, Economy, Health and Governance”

    The FSN Forum hosted a presentation of the book “Street Food. Culture, Economy, Health and Governance” in FAO, 9 December 2014. This book provides a comprehensive perspective on street food, on its immense cultural diversity and economic significance both in developing and developed countries. Stefano Marras, editor of the publication, presented an overview of the research hereby included and gave a snapshot on street food issues and challenges across Latin America, Asia and Africa. Please find an interview with Stefano Marras by Max Blanck of the FSN Forum.[...]
  • FSN Forum Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    FSN Forum Workshop - Inclusive policy dialogue to make trade policies conducive to food security and nutrition FAO, Rome, 16-17 December 2014 - Food security is an international issue that requires collective global and regional action and an integrated approach. In recognition of this, the FSN Forum has created the Food Security and Nutrition Forum in Europe and Central Asia (FSN Forum in ECA), a network of experts and stakeholders in which to discuss regional food security and nutrition initiatives and generate innovative solutions. To support the further development of the FSN Forum in ECA[...]
  • IPC Newsletter - November 2014

    The fifth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the 10th Anniversary of IPC , the Roll-out of the IPC-Chronic Classification , the Piloting of the IPC Nutrition Phase Classification , and the IPC Global Awareness Raising for Decision Making . This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East. Please download the newletter here[...]
  • Right to Food Timeline

    The Right to Food Timeline highlights national, regional and global milestones for the realization of the right to adequate food as well as other substantive contributions to the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines.[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

    More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to end poverty, undernourishment and malnutrition. Goals can be thoroughly achieved if public policies support family farms to become more productive and sustainable; in other words policies must support family farms to innovate within a system that recognizes their diversity and the complexity of the challenges faced. The State of Food and Agriculture 2014:[...]

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