Below you can find information on the activities carried out by the FSN Forum in West Africa until now. For more information, such as summaries, proceedings and resources, please click on the title.
Rural youth are the future of food security and rural poverty reduction. However, youth in rural areas of developing countries face enormous challenges in preparing for and accessing decent work, including in agriculture. These challenges are even greater for youth under the age of 18. This online consultation invites you to help identify the solutions that can address these challenges. Your contributions will inform the policy and programme recommendations issued by the international expert meeting “Youth – feeding the future: Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work” that will be held by FAO later this year.
FAO, Rome – The workshop has brought together FSN Forum members from FAO regions and subject matter specialists and partners from FAO headquarters and regional offices. It aimed to strengthen the impact of online policy dialogues on the design, implementation and monitoring of food security and nutrition policies and processes at regional and country level. It also helped to identify ways forward for a stronger engagement of decision-makers in multi-stakeholders policy debates and enhance linkages and synergies for FAO regional initiatives and projects via the FSN Forum’s global and regional platforms.
This online discussion constitutes one of the ways adopted to allow the interested actors to put forward their opinions on the management of ECOWAP and on the regional challenges to achieving the objective of the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in West Africa by 2025.
School feeding and school food and nutrition programmes are currently gaining visibility and being implemented in Africa. This discussion aims at sharing experiences and views on the features of these programmes and on how to scale them up and strengthen their impacts in the long term.
We invite you to share your views on how to bring out the potential for and the obstacles to intra-regional trade in West Africa and to share proposals for strategies to take up this challenge in order to improve food security and nutrition in the region.
This year’s World Radio Day (13 February) celebrates “Radio and Youth” and we are happy to invite you to explore the role radio and community media have in the lives of rural people in West Africa. How is rural radio contributing to empower youth and to improve resilience and food security and nutrition of rural communities in West Africa? Join our new online discussion from 2 February!