Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Household food security

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Global Report on Food Crises 2017

The European Union, WFP and FAO have joined forces to coordinate the compilation of analyses to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global report on Food Crises”. The Global Report enhances coordination and decision-making through a...

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The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

What will be needed to realize the vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition?

After shedding light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, the study provides insights into what is at stake and what...

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Food consumption, urbanisation and rural transformations in Southeast Asia

By 2050, nearly 63 per cent of the total population of Southeast Asia is expected to live in urban areas. Not only is urbanisation profoundly changing urban-rural relations, it is also shifting patterns of food consumption. Governments in the region are modernising food systems, in part to meet...

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Urbanisation, changing tastes and rural transformation in West Africa

Between 1950 and 2000, the total population of West Africa increased fourfold, with almost one third now living in urban centres. Alongside growing urbanisation, many countries in the region increasingly rely on food imports for certain staples. These imports mix with local and regional foods to...

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Food consumption, urbanisation and rural transformation: the trade dimensions

Growing urban demand for food – which now constitutes about 60–70 per cent of food consumption in Asia and more than half in Africa – is met largely by trade. This paper reviews evidence for what this trade means for rural areas, and for successful rural economic transformation. It also reviews...

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