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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Livelihoods

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

The potential of agroecology to build climate-resilient livelihoods and food systems

This study highlights the links between agroecology and climate change, by providing evidence on the technical (i.e. ecological and socio-economic) and policy potential of agroecology to build resilient food systems. The report aims to answer the following question: How can agroecology foster...

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This section contains the consolidated proceedings and summaries of the main issues emerged during previous online discussions and consultations. The summaries provide an impartial overview of the positions shared during each exchange and include a lists of the resources shared by the participants. 

Improving communications for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa: How should we move forward?

This document summarizes the online discussion Improving communications for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Africa: How should we move forward? held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 2 to 30 June 2020. The discussion was facilitated by Scott Newman of FAO’...

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This section contains the consolidated proceedings and summaries of the main issues emerged during previous online discussions and consultations. The summaries provide an impartial overview of the positions shared during each exchange and include a lists of the resources shared by the participants. 

How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture?

This document summarizes the online discussion How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture? held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 27 April to 25 May 2020.

The discussion was part of FAO’s activities leading...

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Improving communications for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Africa: How should we move forward?

The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is complicating the management of many infectious diseases. It endangers animal health and welfare, food production and adversely affects the functioning of human, animal and plant health systems and economies. What can be done to communicate these risks effectively, ensuring the proactive participation of stakeholders at all levels in adressing this issue?

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The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement and agricultural development: challenges and prospects

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents Africa with a unique opportunity to unleash its economic potential for inclusive growth and sustainable development. For it to be conducive to food security and improved nutrition it is widely agreed that AfCFTA will have to be supported with accompanying measures and policies. This online discussion aims at opening an exchange of ideas, good practices and lessons learned on the challenges and prospects to the implementation of the AfCFTA in the agricultural sector. 

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How can agricultural policies and strategies help to end child labour in agriculture?

Today, approximately 71% of child labour, or 108 million children worldwide, is found in the agriculture sector. Child labour perpetuates a cycle of poverty for the children involved, their families and communities, where they are likely to be the rural poor of tomorrow. This online discussion will be instrumental to identify and document good and promising practices for which evidence-based research and replication could be explored.

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

Small farms, small food businesses and sustainable food and nutrition security - an overview

The important role that small farms play in supporting rural livelihoods, conserving biodiversity and maintaining traditional landscapes, rural traditions and cultural heritage is widely accepted. Nevertheless, they are often under the radar of the agriculture policy mechanisms, which tend to...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

Can small farms and small food businesses in Northern Europe contribute to sustainable food security?

There is widespread acknowledgement and appreciation in Northern Europe of the important role that small farms play in supporting rural livelihoods, conserving biodiversity, and maintaining traditional landscapes, rural traditions and cultural heritage. The EU-funded SALSA project set out to...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

Can small farms and small food businesses of Eastern European Countries contribute to sustainable Food and Nutrition Security?

Small farms in Eastern Europe contribute to a large extent to overall regional production. In 43% of the food systems, their produce is also consumed locally, enhancing food access for their households and communities. However, the food systems in which Eastern European (EE) small farms are...

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