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  • National Seminar on Rural Youth in Family Farming: Need and Challenges

    National Seminar on “Rural Youth in Family Farming” at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour on December 18-19, 2014. The seminar is an attempt to bring together the stakeholders like researchers, academic institutions, industries, government agencies, farmers, NGOs etc. together on a single platform. In order to address the need and challenges posed in the successful implementation of family farming in a holistic manner putting an added emphasis on current trends and aspirations of the youth in relation to family farming, the seminar aims to provide a forum to raise the awareness of the[...]
  • Call for articles: Nutrition values and family farming

    The ILEIA quarterly Farming Matters has issued a call for papers on: Nutritional values and family farming. The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community. The deadline is September 1st, 2014 Read more[...]
  • Promoting women’s participation and leadership in producers’ organizations

    Open online discussion hosted by FAO's TECA platform . The objectives of this discussion are: To share experiences of POs dealing with women's inclusion, participation and leadership issues To share successful experiences of women's participation and leadership in POs and cooperatives To understand better issues faced by women producers in POs and cooperatives To identify ways of strengthening women's participation and leadership within POs This discussion will start on Monday 23th June and last until 27th July, 2013. See more here: http://teca.fao.org/discussion/promoting-women%E2%80%99s-[...]
  • IPC Global Event on the Use and Impact of IPC

    The IPC Global Steering Committee is organizing a two-day IPC Global Event under the theme Use and Impact of IPC at the Global, Regional and Country Level which will take place on July 1-2 2014, at FAO-HQs, Rome Italy. The event will be also the platform to launch the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Phase Classification as well as to present the the new IPC Nutrition Classification initiative . The IPC Global Event is structured as a two-day series of consultations and interactive seminars and consists of the following events: 1) On July 1, the IPC Partner & Donor Consultation is a targeted[...]
  • Innovative School Feeding Programme to Combat Extreme Poverty in Zanzibar

    On Wednesday 28 May the Government of Zanzibar launched a new innovative Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme in collaboration with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) and Table for Two to feed over 5000 school children, whilst simultaneously supporting local smallholder farmers by sourcing their produce for the school meals. “This programme is the first of its kind for Zanzibar and marks the Government’s awareness on the value of school meals for society as a whole” said PCD’s East Africa Senior Programme Manager, Iain Gardiner. He continued, “Not only will children be well fed[...]
  • United Nations "My World" Survey

    The “My World" Survey ( www.myworld2015.org ) is a United Nations global survey where citizens from all over the world are voting on issues they think are important in their lives. The “MY World” survey offers individuals a list of 16 issues to choose from. The voters are then required to prioritize six of those issues they consider most important to their lives. The survey results will be used for the future development agenda of the U.N. after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) end in 2015. One year after its official launch by the UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon, MY World survey has[...]
  • International Course on Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security

    The Food and Nutrition Security Training programme of the Centre for Development Innovation - Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of the ‘International Course on Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security, to be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19 –30 January 2015’ . A fresh approach in addressing the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is the human rights-based framework. The right to food has been formally recognized since the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This definition of the Right to Food has been further[...]
  • Concluding remarks and summary of ICN2 online discussion now available

    The online discussion on the political outcome document of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) gathered a wide range of views, allowing this process to be highly participatory and benefit from important inputs from food security and nutrition stakeholders representing Member States, UN organizations, individual academics, civil society and the private sector. Plese see the documents now available in the discussion page . To know more about the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) please visit the website .[...]
  • International nutrition courses with fellowships opportunities - Wageningen UR

    The Food and Nutrition Security Training programme of the Centre for Development Innovation - Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of 3 international courses: 1. Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security , to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 3 - November 14, 2014. 2. Agriculture Nutrition Linkages, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 24 – December 5 2014. 3. Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security , to be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19 –30 January 2015. Despite the world-wide increase of food availability, there[...]
  • Launch of the Right to Food Forum

    Dear Right to Food Supporters, We are happy to announce the launching of the Right to Food Forum . Hosted by FAO through the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum), the Right to Food Forum is a new online platform aiming at facilitating open discussions on key issues related to the right to food. The theme of the first discussion is " Spaces for dialogue on food security at the municipal level ". Your contribution to the debate is most welcome. To take part, register here and post your comments online . If you would like to send us your comments via email or suggest a topic[...]

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