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Rome-based agencies unveil targets and indicators on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture

From right to left, FAO Deputy Director General for Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, WFP Executive Ertharin Cousin, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of the Republic of Liberia (WFP/Rein Skullerud)
03/04/2014

 

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have revealed common targets and indicators for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition.

The targets and indicators are a critical piece in the Rome-based Agencies’ contribution to the ongoing intergovernmental discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, the process to determine a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

View the Rome-based Agencies Targets/Indicators: Full document | At a glance

See: media release

In an event on April 4 at WFP in honour of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of the Republic of Liberia, FAO Deputy Director General for Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, presented five targets to an audience featuring Member State Permanent Representatives to the UN agencies.

The targets, which are in line with the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge, were referred to by several Member State delegations in New York at the 10th session of the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition is focus area 2 of the 19 identified by the OWG’s Co-chairs following its “stocktaking” phase. 

The OWG is due to propose a set of SDGs to the UN General Assembly in September, ahead of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.