Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Nutrition

Outputs of discussions and consultations

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

This document summarizes the online discussion Transforming gender relations in agriculture through women’s empowerment: benefits, challenges and trade-offs for improving nutrition outcomes, held on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 26 June to 15 July 2016, and...

Consultation
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Maximizing the Impact of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

The world has committed to eradicate hunger and eliminate all forms of malnutrition by 2030 and the proclamation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) by the UN General Assembly marks a new direction in global action to achieve this goal. This consultation is part of a wider process to help elaborate the Work Programme for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and invites you to share what elements you believe are needed to make it a success. 

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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Discussion
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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?

Food Security and Nutrition resources

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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Food Security and Nutrition resources

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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Discussion
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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?

Discussion
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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. 

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