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  • FAO/GIEWS monthly report on food price trends

    The latest issue of the FPMA Bulletin FAO/ GIEWS monthly report on food price trends at world, regional and country level with a focus on countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets. Main highlights of this issue are the general decline of wheat and maize prices in the international market; while at sub-regional level, the further increase in cereal prices in East Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere countries the downward pressure on maize prices exerted by overall favourable production prospects in 2017 Key Messages Wheat prices[...]
  • Join the CFS-UNSCN event: Investments for Healthy Food Systems

    The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) are hosting the event Investments for Healthy Food Systems on 9 May 2017 from 09:30 – 17:00 CET, at FAO HQ, Rome . This event is part of a series of events to “ develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence work ” on nutrition and food systems, called for by the strategy “CFS engagement in advancing nutrition”. In line with this strategy, this event aims to increase common understanding about how policies and investment opportunities can improve[...]
  • Seminar on Global Partnerships for Poverty Reduction

    The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is hosting a Seminar, jointly organised by the Italian Development Cooperation, FAO, IFAD, the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China and the China Internet Information Center (CIIC) on " Global Partnerships for Poverty Reduction ". The seminar will take place on Friday 28 April and aims at sharing succesful experiences on poverty reduction at country level; raising awareness on key challenges faced by governments, policy makers and practitioners; increasing awareness and knowledge on progress made in poverty[...]
  • Toolkit and E-learning modules on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems

    FAO has just released the Toolkit and E-learning modules on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems. This integrated package of guidance materials, developed by drawing upon expertise from across the Organisation and of many partners, aims at enhancing capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of nutrition-sensitive food system policies and programmes, in line with the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, the SDGs and UN Decade of Action for Nutrition. The “Toolkit for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems” is composed by four tools: Key recommendations for[...]
  • Online discussion on the 2017 ECOSOC theme

    The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an online discussion on the ECOSOC theme “ Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges ”. The purpose of this discussion is to engage stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from various regions in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the ECOSOC theme. The discussion consists of three concurrently running thematic windows with[...]
  • Online discussion on "Agroecology and Nutrition"

    TECA (Technologies and practices for small agricultural producers), FAO’s free web based online information and communication platform for smallholders, has launched an online discussion on " Agroecology and Nutrition ". The objective of this discussion is to identify successful agroecological farming practices which contribute to nutritious food systems. Many successful experiences have already been documented on various platforms of FAO, e.g. TECA (during the previous discussions on “Sustainable agriculture through Agroecology” and “Agroecology and Soil Health”) and on Agroecology Knowledge[...]
  • The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

    The report The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges has been released today. This new FAO report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. Please visit the following webpage to download the report and for further information:[...]
  • Webinar: Fostering Learning and Innovation in Nutrition

    The SUN Civil Society Network invites you to participate in the Learning Route follow up webinar: Fostering Learning and Innovation in Nutrition Date: 31st January 2017 Time: 10:15 - 12:00 (GMT) Language: English (translation in Frengh and Spanish will be available for the Q&A sessions) At the end of October the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network, in collaboration with SUN Alliance Rwanda and PROCASUR Corporation, launched the first international Learning Route exchange programme in Rwanda. This six day peer-to-peer learning exchange brought together alliances from 9 African[...]
  • Survey 'Review of Participatory Land Use/Resource Planning Tools and Approaches'

    This survey is part of a process started by the Land and Water Division (AGL) of the FAO to review needs, required tools and processes at various scales, to help countries and stakeholders meet emerging challenges and competition over resources and support sustainable use of land and water resources and resilient ecosystems. The objectives of this survey are to: Share experiences and lessons learned on participatory land use planning (PLUP) tools and approaches to improve their use in supporting Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Identify main gaps and opportunities of the current tools[...]
  • Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty

    A High-level Event “ Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty ” will take place on 16 December 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Event is organized by FAO, the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and the European Commission, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women. It will provide an interactive platform to address the structural causes and consequences of gender inequality in rural areas and to identify the main challenges, gaps, opportunities[...]