World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, FAO report warns

Without additional efforts, the target of ending hunger by 2030 will not be met.

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Empowering small-scale farmers and providing them better access to information, markets and technologies is key to ensuring future food security.
Published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Read the full report here.

22 February 2017, Rome – Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.

Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, “expanding food production and economic growth have often come at a heavy cost to the natural environment,” says The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges.
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Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

About this online discussion

This document summarizes the online consultation Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security – Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum, held on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 15 March to 12 April 2016, and facilitated by Deborah Fulton, CFS Secretary.

Over the four weeks of consultation, participants from 21 countries shared 51 contributions. The topic introduction and questions proposed, as well as all contributions received, are available on the consultation page: http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/forum/discussions/urbanization-rural-transformation

The purpose of the consultation was to gain input on the background document prepared by the CFS Secretariat to support the discussions at CFS 43 in October 2016 on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security.

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