Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Concepts and frameworks

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Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?

Confusion and lack of consensus still exist over conceptualising and dealing with the problems of Food Security. Many stakeholders may lack a fundamental understanding of the complex interplay and multi-dimensionality of factors due to food security’s complex nature and its cross-sectoral roots. This complexity is both the cause of much misunderstanding and the barrier to any real consensual solution. How can we improve this situation and what role do Food Security frameworks play?

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Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in developing countries, however their yields are on average around 20-30 percent lower than men’s. According to the latest SOFA Report, these women frequently lack the resources and opportunities to make the most productive use of their time. What are the obstacles that women face, and most importantly what are the policies, programs and projects that can unleash their potential to boost food security and to take part in economic and social development?

Food Security and Nutrition resources

UN High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security

Food and Nutrition Security: Comprehensive Framework for Action

The United Nations System High Level Task Force on Global Food Security released a summary version of its Updated Comprehensive Framework for Action (UCFA). The UCFA is the UN system-wide coordinated approach for supporting country and regional actions that lead to sustainable and resilient rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security for all.

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Global Food Losses and Waste

The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them. The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is...

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Beyond Food Security

Food security is a strategic component for a nation’s competitiveness. Furthermore, food security can be viewed as a prerequisite for national security. Hence, the paper will focus more on discussing the strategic meaning of food security in moving toward food independence.

How to end hunger in times of crises. Let's start now!

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) organized a seminar on a recently published book entitled: How to end hunger in times of crises. Let's start now! We invited FSN Forum members in Rome and interested FAO staff to join a discussion with the two authors, Andrew MacMillan...

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