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.
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.
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.
Consultancy on food security information management with the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme of Bangladesh. Please read the full terms of reference.