Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Nutrition

Food Security and Nutrition resources

The UWA Institute of Agriculture Newsletter

This issue of the Newsletter of the University of Western Australia includes several articles on pulses, linking to the UN 2016 International Year of Pulses.

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How can we protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?

Pollination is responsible for providing us with a wide variety of food, affecting 35 percent of the world’s crop production and increasing outputs of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide. However, human activity has put a large pressure on pollinators jeopardizing entire ecosystems and the production of nutritious foods. What is being done and which further steps need to be taken to protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?

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Neglecting legumes has compromised human health and sustainable food production

The United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (grain legumes) under the banner ‘nutritious seeds for a sustainable future’. A second green revolution is required to ensure food and nutritional security in the face of global climate change. Grain legumes provide an...

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025

Medium-term prospects of global agriculture

For the sector to meet the expanding demand for food, feed and raw products for industrial uses, significant production growth is needed. This expansion will have to take place in the face of declining land and water...

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Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes

South Asia has had extraordinary economic growth over the last two decades, yet has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, with 4 in 10 children chronically malnourished. Given their central role in childcare, most nutrition interventions target women, however the problem still persists. So, what is really missing in our research and analysis, and in our policies?

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Are there any successful policies and programmes to fight overweight and obesity?

Overweight and obesity are a severe public health issue in many countries, requiring urgent measures at all levels. To ensure a successful implementation of public policies and programmes, these should be based on scientific evidence and proven interventions. This discussion aims at understanding better what successful policies and programmes to fight overweight and obesity should look like and what can be learned from existing initiatives. 

Webinar

Pulses for Food Security and Nutrition

Organized in the context of the International Year of Pulses 2016, this webinar hosted the FAO experts Teodardo Calles and Fernanda Grande who presented the benefits of pulses from an agro-ecological and nutritional perspective. The presentations of the two experts were followed by a question and answer session which allowed participants to engage in a brief round of discussion.

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Pulses are praised for their health, environmental and economic benefits. How can their full potential be tapped?

Pulses are important food crops that can play a major role in addressing global food security and environmental challenges, as well as contribute to healthy diets. In recognition of this, the UN General Assembly declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. In order to gather as much information as possible on the use of these remarkable plants, we invite you to contribute your experience and knowledge and case studies.

Workshop

FSN Forum seminar on “How to end hunger in times of crises”

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! inviting FSN Forum members in Rome and interested FAO staff to join a discussion with the two authors, Andrew MacMillan and Ignacio Trueba.

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