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  • 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[...]
  • Paths out of Poverty (video)

    This video follows the stories of beneficiaries of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Scheme in the Mchinji district, exploring the impact of cash transfers on their livelihoods. FAO-led From Protection to Production (PtoP) project is evaluating the impact of cash transfers on economic and social development of beneficiaries and their communities.[...]
  • Call for Articles - Agri Enterprise involving Smallholders

    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[...]
  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2013

    Food systems for better nutrition Malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity – imposes unacceptably high economic and social costs on countries at all income levels. Improving nutrition and reducing these costs requires a multisectoral approach that begins with food and agriculture and includes complementary interventions in public health and education. The traditional role of agriculture in producing food and generating income is fundamental, but the entire food system – from inputs and production, through processing, storage,[...]
  • Launch of the Eurasian Food Security Network

    The Eurasian Food Security Network has just been launched with the first online consultation Food Security issues in the Eurasian region: major challenges and G8/G20 initiatives in relation with the regional situation. The Eurasian Food Security Network was set up for the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) as a result of the collaboration between the ECFS, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) . The ECFS was established in June 2011 within the Moscow State University with the vision to contribute to sustainable agriculture development and[...]

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