This publication seeks to support practitioners by providing methodological guidelines for conducting rigorous impact assessments of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes. It presents an overview of the main technical issues to be addressed depending on the characteristics of the context and...
Call for applications for the second edition of the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Agriculture
Since 2018, FAO and the Federal Government of Switzerland encourage innovation by publically recognizing best practices through the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. The award does not only acknowledge digital innovation, but also new or existing products or practices that are used in a specific context, to increase effectiveness, competitiveness and resilience. The second edition of this Award has been launched, which is open to individuals, private companies and institutions. It comprises two categories:
• Category A awards excellence in digitization and innovation for sustainable food systems (USD 30 000)
• Category B recognises an innovation that empowers youth in sustainable food systems (USD 30 000)
In the spirit of the forthcoming Food Systems’ Summit in 2021 and aligned to the aspirations and goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the candidates should demonstrate the important role of their innovation in transforming food systems through sustainable food and agriculture and the improvement of food security and nutrition for all, particularly in the face of increased environmental challenges. In line with the requirements and technical competencies of the Federal Office of Agriculture of Switzerland, all innovations must apply to agriculture and pastoral systems only.
This call is open until 19 March 2021.
More information on this call and on how to apply can be accessed here.
Empowering young agri-entrepreneurs to invest in agriculture and food systems - Policy recommendations based on lessons learned from eleven African countries
Measures that empower young agri-entrepreneurs should be a key component of a sustainable development-centred investment promotion strategy. The very realization of future generations’ food security, the sustainable transformation of food systems and the combat against unemployment and distress...
WEBINAR - Home-Grown School Feeding
This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO eLearning Academy, Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France) and UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). These webinars are an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.
The main objective is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged.
The objectives of this session on Home-Grown School Feeding are to:
- define and explain concepts, benefits and beneficiaries of Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes;
- present the key elements of the HGSF elearning course to support the planning, design and implementation of HGSF programmes, and
- discuss partnerships as critical enablers for strong and potential successful HGSF programmes.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST.
Please register here.
本文件概要总结了粮农组织全球粮食安全与营养论坛（FSN论坛）4月27日至5月25日举办的题 为“农业政策和战略如何帮助消除农业领域童工现象”的在线讨论的情况。 此次讨论是粮农组织迎接“2021消除童工现象国际年”的各项活动之一，也是其推动到2025年实 现可持续发展目标8.7的更广泛工作的一部分。应对农业领域童工问题往往需要采取综合性跨领域 方法。因此，参加者应邀围绕在减少农业领域童工现象方面切实有效的政策和战略的问题分享信 息和案例研究，分别涉及以下各领域：1）饥饿和营养不良；2）气候变化和环境退化；3）家庭农 业；4）创新；5）公共和私人投资；6）对国内供应链的关注；7）跨领域政策和战略。...
Food systems include the governance and economics of food, its sustainability, and the processes associated with the production, distribution, and consumption of it. Their political, social, and environmental dimensions impact our natural resources, human health, and most dimensions of life on Earth...
This document is the result of an extensive consultation process and it aims at guiding the work of FAO in supporting government and institutions to develop, transform and strengthen school-based or school-relevant policies, programmes and other initiatives for enhances child and adolescents...