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  • 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[...]
  • Third issue of the IPC Newsletter

    This third issue especially highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016) , the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting , and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras . It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.[...]
  • Launch of the IPC Strategic Programme and Vision

    Online Virtual Event , 27 Feb 2014, from 10:00 to 12:00 am (UTC+01:00) The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), will be launched on February 27, 2014 through a webcasting and video conferencing event , from 10:00 to 12:00am. Keynote speakers from the IPC Partner Agencies and Regional Inter-governmental Bodies will present the longer-term breakthrough approach to IPC rollout and implementation at all levels in 2014-2016. Live presentations will focus on the top priorities of the IPC Global Strategic Programme: IPC[...]
  • E-consultation to set the track of the study: Water and food security

    The CFS, in its 40th session, requested the HLPE to prepare a report on Water and Food Security for its 42nd session in 2015. As part of its report elaboration process, the HLPE is launching an e-consultation to seek views, public and expert feedback and comments, on the proposed scope and building blocks of the report. Click here to read more and to take part in the consultation[...]
  • Strategy and work plan for the FSN Forum in West Africa now available

    This strategy and work plan is based on the outcomes of the workshop held in November 2013 with the participation of FSN Forum members and representatives of organisations working on food security and nutrition in the region. The document includes background on the FSN Forum in West Africa, the vision and strategic objectives and the areas of work identified for 2014. To know more please download the strategy and work plan for the FSN Forum in West Africa .[...]
  • HLPE e-consultation: Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems

    In November 2012, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems . Final findings of the study will feed into CFS 41 Plenary session on policy convergence (October 2014). As part of the process of elaboration of its reports, the HLPE now seeks inputs, suggestions, comments on the present V0 draft . This e-consultation will be used by the HLPE to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to external expert review[...]
  • West Africa heads on to consolidate knowledge sharing in food security and nutrition

    21 November 2013, Accra – Seven years after the launch of the Economic Community Of West African States Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP), food insecurity and hunger are still prevalent in West Africa. Acute food crises occurred in 2005, 2010 and 2012 in the region, hitting especially the Sahel. In 2012, 18.7 million people were affected by food insecurity. Sharing knowledge and expertise on food security and nutrition is a key factor in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogues contribute significantly to the improvement of techniques and approaches for food[...]
  • Call for Articles - Gender equity in agricultural research

    GFAR is seeking many new ways to spread the value of agricultural research and innovation of all kinds and how they are helping to address development challenges. GFAR 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. Through publication in New Agriculturist we can help you to raise wider awareness of your work and share your knowledge with thousands of readers[...]