Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Policies and strategies

Food Security and Nutrition resources

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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Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition

Policy advocacy has played a critical role in pushing nutrition up national and international agendas; it has raised awareness among key stakeholders of the underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition and its human, economic and other consequences.

However, few studies have looked at...

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Understanding the Codex Alimentarius

The Codex Alimentarius is a collection of international food standards that have been adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Such standards cover all the main foods and also material used in the further processing of food. Codex provisions concern the hygienic and nutritional; quality of...

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