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Relevant news on Food Security and Nutrition

  • The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 is released

    FAO's jointly published The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI) is released today - and it shows that one in eight people in the world was suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-12. The UN report is published by FAO and its Rome-based partners WFP and IFAD. While the global number of hungry people declined by almost 130 million between 1990-92 and 2010-12, the report says global progress in reducing hunger has slowed and levelled off in the past five years. Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented a joint press conference with the other agencies' leaders at[...]
  • The EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises

    The European Commission takes a step towards putting resilience at the heart of its work on fighting hunger and poverty, with a new communication on resilience. The communication entitled "The EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises" outlines the measures with which the European Union will help vulnerable populations reduce the impact of future crises and disasters.[...]
  • International Winter School and Forum on Contemporary Agri-food Issues

    The Marie Curie Initial Training Network PUREFOOD1 project team will host a winter school and forum in Barcelona from 12-22 November. The forum will be a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary event, with the joint participation of the PUREFOOD research fellows and supervisory team, a diverse group of external Ph.D. students, and respected local and international scholars and practitioners. The forum will create an atmosphere of debate, exchange, and collaboration. The academic program will feature three distinct learning modes – expert-led discussions, peer-led paper review, and[...]
  • Orange Sweet Potato Makes the Case that Biofortification Works

    A study published today in the Journal of Nutrition provides conclusive evidence that orange sweet potato (OSP) provided significant amounts of vitamin A to malnourished Ugandan children and women and that a modest improvement in vitamin A levels in the body was measurable in some cases.[...]
  • Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care

    Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme invite you to attend “Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care” to be held at AIDS 2012 on 23/07/2012 (07:00am to 08:30am in Mini Room 5). Speakers include Rwanda’s Minister of Health and members from Partners In Health, USAID TRAction, the World Food Programme, Tufts University, and George Washington University. Learn more/register at:[...]
  • Call for articles on Smallholder Enterprise Development

    GFAR (The Global Forum on Agricultural Research) has established a collaboration with New Agriculturist a widely read and well recognized online journal, to help share your stories about how agricultural knowledge and innovation are helping to address major development challenges and make a real difference in the lives of the poor. The topic for the next edition is Smallholder Enterprise Development and GFAR is seeking stories and projects from around the world on the theme, whether at local, national, regional or international scale. Contributed articles must be received by the 5th August[...]
  • UOC/FAO University Specialization in Impact Assessment

    The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are partnering to offer a fully accredited, online certificate entitled: “ Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security ” starting 24 October 2012. This 4 month joint online UOC/FAO Specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Courses run from 24 October 2012 to 24 February 2013 Certificate fee € 1,100 To register or for more[...]