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  • 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[...]
  • Supporting Women’s Land Rights: A Debate on the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC)

    From 25 Jan.- 5 Feb., the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights . Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary.[...]
  • E-learning course on Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) - version 2.0

    The new free course offers a comprehensive yet readily accessible source of guidance on using the IPC four functions and related tools and procedures specifically focused on acute food insecurity. The course consists of 11 lessons, of approximately 15 to 150 minutes duration each, and it is based on the IPC technical Manual version 2.0, which was originally published in 2012. It is self-paced learning and uses a variety of learning methods to get to grips with each topic: storytelling, illustrative case studies, interactive self-assessment tests and practice exercises.[...]
  • Wageningen UR Food and Nutrition Security Trainings

    The Food and Nutrition Security Training programme of the Centre for Development Innovation - Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of 2 international courses: Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 07 – 18 November 2016 and Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 November – 09 December 2016.[...]
  • Webinar: The Role of Rural organisations in Social Protection

    Extending social protection and risk management systems effectively to rural populations is often a challenge for government institutions in many developing countries. The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition has recognized in its 2012 report the importance of involving non-state actors, including rural organizations, in the formulation and execution of social protection systems. Rural organisations contribute to extending social protection to the rural poor in several ways by: performing agreed tasks through participatory mechanisms within national social protection[...]
  • ICN2 Follow-up: Overcoming Malnutrition in Agenda 2030 – LIVE BROADCAST

    One year after ICN2, The Director-General of FAO will be joined by the Chair of CFS, the Vice President of IFAD, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN), and the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report, to present the comprehensive global nutrition architecture that is emerging from the ICN2 outcomes and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. FAO will announce its new vision and stance for a Food Systems approach to eradicate all forms of malnutrition. Seven Nations will share national[...]
  • Smallholders dataportrait

    The smallholder farmers' dataportrait is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers across the world. It generates an image on how small family farmers in developing and emerging countries live their lives. It is about putting in numbers, the constraints they face, and the choices they make so that policies can be informed by evidence to meet the challenge of agricultural development. Currently, the data portrait provides information for 14 countries.[...]
  • New e-learning course on gender equality in land governance

    A new e-learning course from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides specific guidance for ensuring that the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are implemented in a gender-equitable way.[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 - Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger. Many developing countries increasingly recognize that social protection measures are needed to relieve the immediate deprivation of people living in poverty and to prevent others from falling into poverty when a crisis strikes. This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 makes the case that social protection measures will help break the cycle of rural poverty and vulnerability, when[...]

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