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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Markets and trade

Consultation
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Towards a common understanding of Sustainable Food Systems

The Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme) of the UN One Planet network (10YFP) is currently developing a publication on key approaches, concepts and terms in relation to sustainable food systems. 

The goal of this consultation is to further open up the drafting phase to the entire SFS Programme network and beyond, to the widest possible set of stakeholders.

Discussion
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The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

Ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Buenos Aires in December 2017, FAO and IFPRI, respectively through the FSN Forum and the IFPRI Food Security Portal, are joining forces to provide a platform to share knowledge and exchange views on the significance of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference for Africa. This is a chance to raise awareness on the linkages between trade and food security, and on the significance of the WTO agreements with regard to these linkages.

 

 

Food Security and Nutrition resources

E- learning course: Trade, food security and nutrition

The relationship between trade and food security is attracting increased attention on both the trade and development agendas, with trade recognized as one of the means for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This course addresses the linkages between trade and food security,...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

In order for agriculture to become a driver of growth and a tool to alleviate poverty, the investments and performance of key players across agricultural value chains—from farmers to large and small agricultural businesses—are vital. Since 2013, Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) has...

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Outputs of discussions and consultations

How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition?

In March 2017 the Working Group on Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chains of the Rome-based Agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International) launched the online consultation How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition? The consultation was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security...

Food Security and Nutrition resources

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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