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 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 - 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.
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.