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  • New course: Food security in an urbanising society

    Due to continuing rural-urban migration, over 50% of the world’s population now lives in densely populated urban areas. They rely heavily on all sorts of markets for their daily food needs. These are supplied through overstressed, complex agro-logistical networks that often fail. This course offered by the Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen UR focuses on how rural production and urban market systems can be integrated such that rural and urban communities can access nutritious food that is both affordable and acceptable.[...]
  • E-Discussion on “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-Food Chains”

    From August 13th to September 5th CIARD will host the e-forum on “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-Food Chains” organized by AFITA, FAO and GFAR. This facilitated e-discussion will consider how agri-food chains in Asia may develop in the future (by 2030) and what roles will ICTs may play in their development. The future development of agri-food chains in Asia may also give direction to innovation in ICTs applied in these chains. This e-discussion will focus on what futures may happen for Asian agri-food systems and ICTs through research, innovation, changes in institutions,[...]
  • IPC Newsletter - July 2014

    The fourth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the Global Event on the Use and Impact of IPC, the Launch of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification and the new IPC Nutrition Classification initiative. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Near East.[...]
  • National Seminar on Rural Youth in Family Farming: Need and Challenges

    National Seminar on “Rural Youth in Family Farming” at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour on December 18-19, 2014. The seminar is an attempt to bring together the stakeholders like researchers, academic institutions, industries, government agencies, farmers, NGOs etc. together on a single platform. In order to address the need and challenges posed in the successful implementation of family farming in a holistic manner putting an added emphasis on current trends and aspirations of the youth in relation to family farming, the seminar aims to provide a forum to raise the awareness of the[...]
  • Call for articles: Nutrition values and family farming

    The ILEIA quarterly Farming Matters has issued a call for papers on: Nutritional values and family farming. The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community. The deadline is September 1st, 2014 Read more[...]
  • Promoting women’s participation and leadership in producers’ organizations

    Open online discussion hosted by FAO's TECA platform . The objectives of this discussion are: To share experiences of POs dealing with women's inclusion, participation and leadership issues To share successful experiences of women's participation and leadership in POs and cooperatives To understand better issues faced by women producers in POs and cooperatives To identify ways of strengthening women's participation and leadership within POs This discussion will start on Monday 23th June and last until 27th July, 2013. See more here:[...]
  • IPC Global Event on the Use and Impact of IPC

    The IPC Global Steering Committee is organizing a two-day IPC Global Event under the theme Use and Impact of IPC at the Global, Regional and Country Level which will take place on July 1-2 2014, at FAO-HQs, Rome Italy. The event will be also the platform to launch the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Phase Classification as well as to present the the new IPC Nutrition Classification initiative . The IPC Global Event is structured as a two-day series of consultations and interactive seminars and consists of the following events: 1) On July 1, the IPC Partner & Donor Consultation is a targeted[...]
  • Innovative School Feeding Programme to Combat Extreme Poverty in Zanzibar

    On Wednesday 28 May the Government of Zanzibar launched a new innovative Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme in collaboration with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) and Table for Two to feed over 5000 school children, whilst simultaneously supporting local smallholder farmers by sourcing their produce for the school meals. “This programme is the first of its kind for Zanzibar and marks the Government’s awareness on the value of school meals for society as a whole” said PCD’s East Africa Senior Programme Manager, Iain Gardiner. He continued, “Not only will children be well fed[...]
  • United Nations "My World" Survey

    The “My World" Survey ( ) is a United Nations global survey where citizens from all over the world are voting on issues they think are important in their lives. The “MY World” survey offers individuals a list of 16 issues to choose from. The voters are then required to prioritize six of those issues they consider most important to their lives. The survey results will be used for the future development agenda of the U.N. after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) end in 2015. One year after its official launch by the UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon, MY World survey has[...]
  • International Course on Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security

    The Food and Nutrition Security Training programme of the Centre for Development Innovation - Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of the ‘International Course on Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security, to be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19 –30 January 2015’ . A fresh approach in addressing the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is the human rights-based framework. The right to food has been formally recognized since the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This definition of the Right to Food has been further[...]