With the approval of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes the eradication of poverty, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) conducted its 42nd session under the theme, Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition on 12-15 October 2015 in Rome. This meeting was to address the following topics:
- CFS and the sustainable development challenge;
- the 2015 version of the report on the State of Food Insecurity in the World;
- water for food security and nutrition, including the report and recommendations of the High Level Panel of Experts on Water for Food Security and Nutrition;
- policy convergence, including a policy round-table on water for food security and nutrition;
- coordination and linkages between CFS and other food security and nutrition stakeholders; and
- ongoing workstreams, including the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, and the multi-year program of work and priorities for 2016-2017.
One of the outputs of the meeting was the approval of the voluntary agreement, Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises, ensuring that humanitarian and development efforts are integrated in the increasing number of areas undergoing protracted crises, with a special focus on the nutritional needs of infants and the most vulnerable people.
ISLAMABAD, SANA: Asian Development Bank ADB said Monday the agriculture industry of Pakistan could take up to two years to start recovering from devastating summer floods.
source: The Hindu Online Edition, January 25, 2010
Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department officials should ensure that land used to promote various crops should not diminish land allocated for growing food, said C.V. Sairam, senior scientist, Zonal Project Directorate, Indian Council for Agriculture Research, Bangalore.
In an article featured in The Hindu Online Edition last January 25, Mr. Sairam told the Department officers, “In the interest of society, [they] should not use land under food crops for promoting any other crops, as food crop production is on the decline.”
Mr. Sairam disclosed this at the one-day master training programme on Technological Options in Production, Post Harvest Management and Marketing of Aromatic Crops conducted by the MYRADA Krishi Vigyan Kendra last January 22.
“I understand that other crops should also be promoted and that Horticulture Department officials have targets to meet, which can be easily achieved by working in coordination with other departments.”
Mr. Sairam also asked the officers to ensure that farmers get a good price for their produce, as they “win on farms but lose out in markets.” Read the rest of this entry