Food security

Once there was a female farmer who made cheese in Georgia...

During the 43rd Committee on World Food Security (CFS43), participants discussed farmers, ago-entrepreneurs, and family businesses. There was much talk about women farmers and their importance in rural development. But the question is: where are the women farmers? During the sessions, I was looking forward to finding the young people and women farmers.

And Brazil scores another goal!

Brazilis renowned around the world for its football  and for having some of the most skilled players in history.  Many of the most amazing goals of all time were scored in our matches. But Brazil is not just the football country.  In recent years, the country’s efforts to improve food security and reduce poverty have also put it on the world stage.

Women in action and actions for women

If women want to change their status they need to be the agents of that change. And social change is the goal of the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE).

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Step by step for successful land governance

How should we go about implementing strong land governance strategies?

This was the focus of a side event at the Committee for World Food Security (CFS) this week, which aimed to review and discuss successes and challenges in land governance and monitoring implementation.

“Action!” for mother and child nutrition

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), with its 56 side events, was a great opportunity to learn more about the issue of food security, to meet people who are actively working to address this challenge and to explore new ideas and projects related to this extremely important issue.

Let’s make farming famous

Of the 14 side events that I attended during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the event on farming, innovation and youth was the most engaging and energetic.

Cash rules everything around me

Did you know that in order to end poverty and hunger by 2030 we would need to secure an additional US$267 billion in investments per year?

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Agropreneurship: growing social change

The term ‘agropreneurship’ reminds us that even the smallest-scale farmers are business-people. Sometimes, in the context of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) it’s easy to forget  that, because we hear a lot about the differences between the private sector and civil society. 

Sustainable nutrition for a more food-secure world

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.