Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Policies and strategies

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

Many policies to combat food insecurity have neglected to take into account the territorial dimension of this issue. The nature of food insecurity varies significantly across urban and rural regions as well as across different territories. If policies are to be effective, they must also reflect...

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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

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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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. 

Food Security and Nutrition resources

E-learning course: End Child Labour in Agriculture

The course is designed to raise awareness and build knowledge among agricultural stakeholders about the importance of addressing child labour in agriculture, including livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. It aims to build specific skills, depending on work-related responsibilities and...

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Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

Urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces present challenges and opportunities for inclusive growth, poverty eradication, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and food security and nutrition. This online consultation invites you to contribute to the elaboration of a background document that the CFS Secretariat is preparing to support the discussions at the Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security to be held at CFS 43 in October 2016.

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Harnessing the benefits of ecosystem services for effective ecological intensification in agriculture

The next few decades will witness a rapidly increasing demand for agricultural products. This growing demand needs to be met largely through intensification (produce more from the same land surface) because there is little scope for an increase in agricultural area. Ecological intensification - the optimization of all provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services in the agricultural production process - has been proposed as a promising solution. The aim of this discussion is to foster a dialogue on emerging knowledge from research on ecological intensification.

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Food Security and Nutrition in APEC Economies. Sharing lessons learned and looking into the future

This discussion is aimed at food security practitioners from all across the globe to discuss how food security can be improved in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and beyond. Your inputs will feed into the APEC Food Security Training and Workshop hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences in Beijing.

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