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CFS adopts the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

CFS 42nd session plenary, Day 1.  Photo by FAO.

CFS 42nd session plenary, Day 1.
Photo by FAO.

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:

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.

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Pakistan agriculture sector needs 2 yrs to recover from flood ravages: ADB

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.

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Use land for food crops urged Tamil Nadu officials

Jan.25, 2010

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