On Wednesday 19th of October, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was to make some key decisions on advancing nutrition. Egypt has played a leading role in the CFS’s engagement in this area. As an Egyptian, I was particularly interested in knowing more about the process so far. I spoke with Mr. Khaled El Taweel, Egypt’s Representative ahead of the Wednesday session.
Nutrition is synonymous with food security. People often discuss food security and nutrition as two linked topics but their relationship is much closer than that. Good nutrition is a cornerstone of good health and sustainable development throughout the world according to the Standing Committee on Nutrition of the United Nations.
Policy recommendations provided by the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) are not legally binding; implementation is up to country members. Let’s skip the talks about why this should be done at all and imagine that all politicians agreed to actively take the CFS recommendations forward.
This week marked a milestone for the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). For the first time since its reform, it recognised the role of livestock in addressing malnutrition, sustainable agriculture and climate change.
The side event on “Adopting African orphan crops to enhance food security, nutrition and safety” shed light on an exciting project combining traditional crops with innovative scientific research tools. One blogpost wouldn’t have done it justice. Here I explore an important underlying issue: being responsibly innovative.
A new report by the World Food Programme (WFP) signals a change in tackling food security and nutrition in the Americas, one that emphasises capacity development in developing and implementing food security and nutrition policies.
Perhaps the most compelling argument for greater food security is the shocking number of young children in the world who suffer stunting due to malnutrition: an estimated 161 million children below five years of age according to UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank.
Leaving the opening plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) which took place in Rome today, one of the aspects discussed there stuck with me like a gum on the sole of my shoe: the complexity of malnutrition.
Connexus Corporation is working with USAID, CRS, IRG, and Chemonics International to organize a two-day learning event, which will raise awareness of the changing demographics impacting global demand and supply of food, and highlight how food systems are transforming, linking rural to urban markets, and responding to changing food preferences, especially in urban areas of developing countries.