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Relevant news on Food Security and Nutrition

  • FSN Forum seminar on “Street Food. Culture, Economy, Health and Governance”

    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 for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    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. To support the further development of the FSN Forum in ECA[...]
  • IPC Newsletter - November 2014

    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. Please download the newletter here[...]
  • Right to Food Timeline

    The Right to Food Timeline highlights national, regional and global milestones for the realization of the right to adequate food as well as other substantive contributions to the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines.[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

    More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to end poverty, undernourishment and malnutrition. Goals can be thoroughly achieved if public policies support family farms to become more productive and sustainable; in other words policies must support family farms to innovate within a system that recognizes their diversity and the complexity of the challenges faced. The State of Food and Agriculture 2014:[...]
  • Food Security Commitment and Capacity Profile

    Monitoring commitment and capacity to act on food insecurity and malnutrition: the Food Security Commitment and Capacity Profile methodology There is a global consensus that strong political commitment by Governments and development partners is key to the elimination of hunger and malnutrition. It is against this background that FAO has developed a methodology to assess and track efforts of national stakeholders to act on food insecurity and malnutrition: the Food Security Commitment and Capacity Profile (FSCCP) ( http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3998e.pdf ). The methodology provides a tool that helps[...]
  • The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014

    SOFI 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The 2014 report also presents further insights into the suite of food security indicators introduced in 2013 and analyses in greater depth the dimensions of food security – availability, access, stability and utilization. In addition, this year’s report examines the diverse experiences of seven countries , with a specific focus on the enabling environment for food security and nutrition that reflects commitment and capacities across[...]
  • FSN Forum article on Street Food

    Street Food: The way forward for better food safety and nutrition This article summarizes the outcomes of an FSN Forum online discussion on Street Foods and is included in the publication: Street Food. Culture, economy, health and governance, just released by Routledge. Read more[...]
  • New course: Food security in an urbanising society

    Due to continuing rural-urban migration, over 50% of the world’s population now lives in densely populated urban areas. They rely heavily on all sorts of markets for their daily food needs. These are supplied through overstressed, complex agro-logistical networks that often fail. This course offered by the Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen UR focuses on how rural production and urban market systems can be integrated such that rural and urban communities can access nutritious food that is both affordable and acceptable.[...]

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