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.
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Re-published with permission from wfpusa.org | 10 March 2016
A new report from the Aspen Institute outlines a vision for a future of zero hunger.
The report was authored by the Food Security Working Group—a non-partisan, international coalition chaired by Madeleine Albright and Tom Daschle. The working group’s members included experts and humanitarians from both the public and private sector, including World Food Program USA’s CEO Rick Leach.
AgTech released in March their Investing Report. They reported $4.6 billion of investment in food and agriculture technology in 20151. That's a 94% year over year increase on 2014 levels1,2. They captured 527 deals, and a record-setting 672 unique investors1 (versus 271 for all of 2014)2.