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FSN Forum in Africapart of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Topic: Food systems

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Regional Africa overview of Food Security and Nutrition

This year’s edition of the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition reports that the food security situation on the continent continues to worsen. For Africa, 20.4 percent of the continent’s population – 257 million people – are undernourished, up from 19.7 in 2016 – 241 million...

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Livestock and agroecology

his brief reviews opportunities and challenges related to livestock’s potential to contribute to agroecological transition, focusing on four main themes, which rely on different elements of agroecology: supporting better livelihoods and creating added value; conserving and using diversity;...

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The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

Ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Buenos Aires in December 2017, FAO and IFPRI, respectively through the FSN Forum and the IFPRI Food Security Portal, are joining forces to provide a platform to share knowledge and exchange views on the significance of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference for Africa. This is a chance to raise awareness on the linkages between trade and food security, and on the significance of the WTO agreements with regard to these linkages.

 

 

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition report​​​​​​​

This year's report features the theme: "The Food Security and Nutrition - Conflict Nexus: Building Resilience for Food Security, Nutrition and Peace".   

The report indicates that during the first decade of the millinium,  sub-Saharan Africa made sound progress in the fight against...

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Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia

Zambian agricultural production is focused on one staple cereal: maize. Maize makes up the major part of the national diet, while nutrient-rich foods such as legumes, animal-source foods, fruit and vegetables are eaten in small quantities, particularly amongst the poorest families.

Many...

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