Food security

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.

The Zero Hunger Race – one, two, three, GO!

The race to feed the world’s population has started, Preeti Ahuja, Sector Manager for the World Bank, told those gathered at a Side Event of the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The topic of the event, “Policies for Effective Rural Transformation, Agricultural and Food System Transition” is based on this indisputable fact.

Why are women so important to agriculture?

If you educate a woman, you educate society. Imagine a world where farmers, especially rural African women, learn how to produce high yielding and nutritious food. Imagine the positive impacts that would have on nutrition, health and especially the farmer’s income. Women play a key role in food security; they are the backbone of the rural economy especially in the developing world.