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  • Webinar: The Role of Rural organisations in Social Protection

    Extending social protection and risk management systems effectively to rural populations is often a challenge for government institutions in many developing countries. The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition has recognized in its 2012 report the importance of involving non-state actors, including rural organizations, in the formulation and execution of social protection systems. Rural organisations contribute to extending social protection to the rural poor in several ways by: performing agreed tasks through participatory mechanisms within national social protection[...]
  • ICN2 Follow-up: Overcoming Malnutrition in Agenda 2030 – LIVE BROADCAST

    One year after ICN2, The Director-General of FAO will be joined by the Chair of CFS, the Vice President of IFAD, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN), and the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report, to present the comprehensive global nutrition architecture that is emerging from the ICN2 outcomes and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. FAO will announce its new vision and stance for a Food Systems approach to eradicate all forms of malnutrition. Seven Nations will share national[...]
  • Smallholders dataportrait

    The smallholder farmers' dataportrait is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers across the world. It generates an image on how small family farmers in developing and emerging countries live their lives. It is about putting in numbers, the constraints they face, and the choices they make so that policies can be informed by evidence to meet the challenge of agricultural development. Currently, the data portrait provides information for 14 countries.[...]
  • New e-learning course on gender equality in land governance

    A new e-learning course from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides specific guidance for ensuring that the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are implemented in a gender-equitable way.[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 - Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger. Many developing countries increasingly recognize that social protection measures are needed to relieve the immediate deprivation of people living in poverty and to prevent others from falling into poverty when a crisis strikes. This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 makes the case that social protection measures will help break the cycle of rural poverty and vulnerability, when[...]
  • CFS 42 in session

    The 42nd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS ) takes place from 12 to 15 October 2015 and brings together delegates from all around the world to discuss and review policies concerning world food security. CFS is one of the most inclusive and prominent international and intergovernmental platforms that aims to enable stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. You can follow the session through live webcast and through Twitter by following @UN_CFS and looking for the tags #CFS42 #Y4FSN.[...]
  • Registrations are open: Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts

    Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9AM-2PM Location: Council on Foreign Relations Washington, DC This conference is addressed to high-level experts in the field of humanitarian action, as well as of energy, food security and nutrition. The “Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization” (SET4food) is a project co-funded by COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale, Politecnico di Milano, Fondazione Politecnico and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The specific objective of the[...]
  • Master in Human Development and Food Security

    APPLY NOW! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION: 31ST MAY 2015. The Master in Human Development and Food Security is a truly international course that draws students from all over the world. Professors are from prestigious universities and International organizations in United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. Teaching and learning experience are well-structured, practical issues are discussed and students get to meet high level professionals by participating in international debates and global discussions on trends in human development and food security. Our innovative partnerships with[...]
  • Forests 'pivotal' for food security

    Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The study says that tree-based farming provides resilience against extreme weather events, which can wipe out traditional food crops. It warns that policies focusing on traditional agriculture often overlook the role forest farming could play. The findings were presented at the UN Forum on Forests in New York, US. The report is the result of a collaboration of more than 60 leading scientists, co-ordinated by the International Union of Forest[...]
  • Why Schools should be on the Frontline in Combating Malnutrition

    To celebrate International School Meals Day on the 5 th March, schools from around the world share their experiences of school meals. It’s a fun way for school kids to learn what’s on their plates and on what children the other side of the world will be eating. However given the depressing regularity of nutritional bad news focusing on obesity or malnutrition perhaps policy makers should be just as excited by school meals and the wider school health and nutrition movement which can provide countries with the tools to tackle this problem. In fact, school feeding and school health programmes[...]