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  • 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.[...]
  • 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: French version also available:[...]
  • 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.[...]