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FAO presents plan for eradicating hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented a new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 during a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)…

The plan… is based on four broad pillars: strategy coordination at the national and regional levels, with a special focus on gender issues; sustainably ensuring access to safe and nutritious foods; widening school feeding programmes with a priority on addressing all forms of malnutrition, from undernutrition to obesity, and; tackling the challenges posed to food security by climate change. Read more

Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Street food and urban and periurban agriculture and horticulture: perspectives for a strategic coalition towards food security

Street foods in urban areas are often the most accessible means of obtaining an affordable meal for millions of consumers every day and urban and periurban agriculture can provide street food vendors with the required local, fresh, nutritious and less expensive ingredients.

Stefano Marras, sociologist at the University of Milan-Bicocca invites you to share your opinion on how we can support stronger cross linkages between food hawking and the growing of food in cities to stimulate sustainable diets and increased income. This discussion will be an opportunity to expand and strengthen the network of specialists involved in street food trade and governance worldwide. Read more


Towards Sustainable Food Systems

The Conference “Towards Sustainable Food Systems will take place on 18 October 2013 at FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm local time. The Conference is organized as a contribution to the 2013 World Food Day’s theme “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, and will be webcast at the following links:

In the Original language (floor): http://www.fao.org/webcast/index.asp?lang=IT

The overall objective of the Conference is to help build a common understanding of the issues at stake, to show actions already being taken by FAO and its partners, and to form the platform for the creation of new and emerging partnerships. The Conference will foster a broad multistakeholder – evidence-based – dialogue for action, supported by presentations of multistakeholder initiatives aimed at more sustainable food systems.