In recent years, several major drivers have put the world off track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The challenges have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and...
In October 2013, the CFS requested the HLPE to produce a Note on critical and/or emerging issues affecting food security and nutrition. In October 2015, at its 42nd Plenary Session, the CFS decided that this HLPE note shall be updated at least every four years. The HLPE is now developing the third note to inform the preparation of the MYPoW 2024-2027. This V0 draft of the note is published for e-consultation on the FSN Forum from 25 April to 17 May 2022.
Webinar: Climate change, peace and food security. A holistic approach for a sustainable future
Disruptive weather patterns and climate change have a direct bearing on global food security, so a better understanding of such complex systems is crucial to fighting hunger and poverty.
During the virtual event "Climate change, peace and food security. A holistic approach for a sustainable future", the 2021 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Giorgio Parisi, will be invited to join the FAO Nobel Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace and will deliver a lecture entitled: "Science: the headlight on our future".
Parisi was awarded the Nobel prize for "the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales".
The event will be opened by the Director-General, with interventions from Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, and Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 19 January, 11:00 - 13:00 CET.
Local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition - A survey by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)
The HLPE has recently updated and extended its earlier analyses of the main trends affecting food systems that have resulted from COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. The present survey aims to complete this general analysis by allowing an understanding at finer geographical scales of the consequences of the pandemic for food security and nutrition.
This Call for Action aims to capture and recognise the commitment, responsibility, and efforts of agricultural stakeholders in addressing child labour in agriculture, and to build momentum towards more concerted action at local, national and global level.
How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change? - Opportunities for innovation in livestock systems
Progress towards Zero Hunger must be protected from the dual challenges of pandemics and climate change. The frequency of infectious disease outbreaks – including the emergence of novel viruses and zoonotic diseases – is expected to continue rising as livestock, food security, economies, and global...
18-22 January: Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2021
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of global agricultural and food policies, held in Berlin on an annual basis. The 2021 event will take place virtually on 18–22 January focusing on the topic of how can agriculture provide the world with food in the long-term for a balanced diet despite pandemics and climate change.
As in the past years, FAO will participate in the GFFA at several levels, including the following events:
CFS: Water and climate recommendations to feed the world
18 January 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CET)
The discussion, organized jointly by FAO and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), will look at water as the primary medium through which we all feel the effects of climate change.
Managing city region food systems – Enhancing strength and resilience against pandemics and climate change
19 January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CET)
The joint panel discussion of FAO and the Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems, will provide a forum for urban and national representatives to share experiences and review how the City Region Food Systems approach has helped them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to define a vision on the way forward.
How can innovation help strengthen the sustainability of food systems and prevent future pandemics?
19 January 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CET)
The panel will bring together a group of high-level policy makers, including FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture and the role of innovation in this respect.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted digital financial inclusion trends across the world in many and complex ways. In developing and emerging contexts, this crisis also holds the potential to propel an unprecedented acceleration in the process of financial digitization and turn out to be a game...
This study, the third of its type published by FAO, adds further evidence that in mountain regions of developing countries, food insecurity, social isolation, environmental degradation, exposure to the risk of disasters and to the impacts of climate change, and limited access to basic services...
This document summarizes the online discussion Near-real-time monitoring of food crisis risk factors for improved early warning early action, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 16 September to 18 October 2020. The discussion was facilitated by Betina...