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Relevant news on Food Security and Nutrition

  • 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[...]
  • CFS side event - Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition

    The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) is organizing a side event on “Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition” in the context of the CFS 40 on Thursday October 10th, 2013 between 12:30 and 14:00. Venue: FAO Red Room The event will discuss: The evidence showing how women’s and girls’ empowerment delivers on these outcomes The costs of failing to invest in women's roles in high-nutrient-value food chains and of ignoring women's triple work burden (household, reproductive and market) The enabling environment - policies, rights, laws and[...]
  • Vacancy: Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator

    Job Title: FSL Coordinator Job Location: Antakya, Turkey with frequent field visits to Syria Reporting to: Assistant Country Director Programmes Start Date: ASAP Contract Length: 6 months with possible extension up to one year GOAL are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Coordinator with experience of leading the development and implementation of Food Security & Livelihood strategies and programmes in (post) conflict environments. The FSL Coordinator, as a member of programme management team, will lead on or contribute to project proposals and donor[...]
  • A million voices: the world we want

    This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe. For almost one year, people have engaged energetically in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues, and through the MY World global survey. As member states consult on the shape and content of a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond 2015, it is hoped that the opportunity to listen to these voices will contribute to reaching consensus on what is needed to move towards a common sustainable future.[...]
  • FAO Food Price Index falls for the third consecutive month

    The FAO Food Price Index averaged 205.9 points in July 2013, 4 points (nearly 2 percent) below its revised value for June and 7 points (or 3.3 percent) lower than in July 2012. The decline in July, which marked the third consecutive monthly drop, was largely driven by lower international prices for grains, soy and palm oil while sugar, meat and dairy quotations were also down from the previous month.[...]
  • Launch of the new IPC Newsletter

    The IPC Team is very delighted to announce the launch of the new IPC Newsletter , which has been redesigned to include feature stories, as well as regular briefing sections of regional IPC news updates and upcoming IPC events. The IPC Newsletter will be issued on a quarterly basis and aims to keep stakeholders and partners informed on on-going IPC activities and results, both globally and in the different regions around the world. This first issue especially highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the IPC Chronic Scale development and[...]
  • International course at Wageningen University - Agriculture in transition

    General introduction Unique opportunity to participate in a course at one of the world's leading universities in its field. Wageningen UR is recognized as a world-leader in research and education in the domains of healthy living environments, safe and secure food, and sustainable value chains. We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation[...]

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