As drought and El Niño wreak havoc on crops and rainfall around the world, discussions around water have never been more important.
We wish to inform you that the full proceedings of the open eConsultation (9 December 2015 – 15 February 2016) on the Issues Note for the HLPE report on Nutrition and Food Systems are now available here.
On March 15, 2016, more than 550 farmers, food producers and processors, student leaders, private-sector businesses, and representatives from universities and rural communities visited Washington to celebrate National Agriculture (AG) Day. Held each year since 1973, National AG Day helps consumers, the administration and Congress understand how farmers grow safe and affordable food, and underscores the essential role of agriculture in maintaining both a strong economy and national food security.
FAO's FSN Forum has just launched an open online discussion on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security.
This discussion, organized jointly with the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), invites you to join the elaboration of a background document (PDF) that the CFS Secretariat is preparing to support the discussions at theForum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security to be held at CFS 43 in October 2016.
The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss how urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces affect growth, poverty eradication, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and food security and nutrition.