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  • 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[...]
  • Second issue of the new IPC Newsletter

    This issue especially highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the IPC Global Steering Committee Meeting, which this year was combined with a Partners and Donors Consultative Meeting and an IPC Fair & Seminar Series, the development of the IPC Global Strategic Programme, and the launch of a Short Training Course for Users of IPC Analysis. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Asia, Central America, and Africa.[...]
  • Invitation to SAVE FOOD partnership event

    The SAVE FOOD Initiative will be hosting a two-day partnership meeting in Rome on 10 and 11 December this year, to discuss further collaboration and the roles partners can (or want to) play in reducing food loss and waste. The meeting targets the 170 current partners in SAVE FOOD, and reaches out to other organizations and companies that are active in food loss or waste reduction. http://www.fao.org/save-food/44242[...]
  • Rights-based approaches to Food Security in Protracted Crises

    Dear Members, We would like to invite you to the online discussion Rights-based approaches to Food Security in Protracted Crises , launched today by the Community of Practice on Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises. There are certainly many challenges to the successful application of rights based approaches in protracted crises settings such as weak central governments or having to deal with non-state actors. With this discussion we would like you to help us further explore these challenges and how they can be overcome. The discussion will be facilitated by Joseph Schechla from Habitat[...]
  • Hunger explained? new website released

    The ambition of this site is to try and inform on the food issue and to debunk myths on hunger ( More on myths on hunger... ) so that the honest citizens of the XXIst century that we are, are able to better understand the world around us and act in order to change it and make a reality of the utopia of a world without hunger. to know more please visit: http://www.hungerexplained.org/Hungerexplained/Home.html French version also available: http://lafaimexpliquee.org/La_faim_expliquee/Accueil.html[...]

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