13 October 2015, Rome--- Social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate hunger, yet the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered. The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 published by FAO today finds that in poor countries, social protection schemes – such as cash transfers, school feeding and public works – offer an economical way to provide vulnerable people with opportunities to move out of extreme poverty and hunger and to improve their children’s health, education and life chances. The report was released on the eve of World Food (...)
12 October 2015, Rome--- The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) opened its plenary today, marking the first international gathering on food security and nutrition since global leaders approved the Sustainable Development Agenda’s goals. The CFS is an intergovernmental body that serves as a forum for monitoring the review and follow up of food security and nutrition policies. Its inclusive platform is structured to allow participants from civil society, the private sector, and other non-state actors a voice in policy decisions. The four-day plenary will feature debates over nutrition policies as well as focusing on initiatives centering on youth engagement (...)
FAO is distributing maps showing the FAO Fishing Zones established to encourage sustainable management and monitoring of the world’s fishing areas. This video features an interview with Audun Lem, Deputy Director of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division, and explores the impact and importance of the FAO Zone system, as seen by key players along the value chain, from an official fish inspector to a fishmonger selling directly to the public.
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