A High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is the science-policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which is, at the global level, the foremost inclusive and evidence-based international and intergovernmental platform for food security and nutrition.
The post was the keynote address "Balancing the Plate" by Jimmy Smith, Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). This was delivered during the International Fund for Agricultural Research Luncheon on the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ for the Private-Sector Mechanism Partnerships Forum on Livestock, which took place 30 June 2016.
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, in the framework of the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Medellín, Colombia (June 2016).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, two landmark agreements adopted by the international community in 2015, send a clear message that the prevailing development pattern is unviable from the perspective of the three dimensions of sustainable development —economic, social and environmental— thus calling into question the future of humanity.
All the presentations delivered during the “Trade and Nutrition: Opportunities and Risks” event have now been posted on the CFS website and can be seen here.
The draft strategy for the UN Network for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) contribution to the SUN Movement (2016 – 2020) is available for comment by any interested stakeholders here.
Forty Five per cent of child deaths are because of undernutriton. Tackling it should be the highest of priorities for our decision makers, especially because a majority of those deaths are amongst the most vulnerable and poorest communities.
FAO will host a Symposium on "Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: understanding the capacities needed on June 21 (2-5 pm Sheikh Zayed Center).
A special event will take place June 16, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium, during the European Development Days 2016 (#EDD2016). This event will discuss accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2.
More than a billion farmers and their families around the world are on the front line of climate change. Their lives and livelihoods are directly affected by its impacts, but they are also vital to implementing many of the solutions we need to help prevent it. But what exactly is “climate-smart agriculture”, and how is it working around the world?
Bill Gates emphasizes the role of poultry in lifting people out of poverty. This is a timely project with the upcoming launch of the High-Level Panel of Expert report on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock.
The G20 Agriculture Ministers met in Xi'an, China, on June 3rd, 2016, to discuss how G20 members can promote food security, nutrition, sustainable agricultural growth, and rural development worldwide. G20 members also discussed how they can contribute towards building an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy to fully achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This includes eradicating hunger and extreme poverty.