food security

Call for Proposals: Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations

The call for proposals on Scaling up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is open until March 27, 2015.  With a strong focus on taking effective, pilot-tested innovations to a wider scale of use and application, this call will fund research-for-development projects submitted by strong partnerships between research, development, private sector and other business-oriented organizations from Canada and from

Global forum on food security and nutrition

The FSN Forum is a worldwide community of experts and practitioners on Food Security and Nutrition issues and organizes online discussions to exchange knowledge and to inform the global dialogue and decision-making processes.  The FSN Forum aims to achieve knowledge sharing and innovative thinking by: Strengthening the interaction and knowledge exchange within the community Providing an accessible, transparent and inclusive link between relevant stakeholders and Food Security policy making Bridging

World Food Week

The World Food Week kicks off 14th of October. FAO, IFAD and the other Rome-based United Nations agencies join forces to raise awareness among the global public and policymakers on the many factors underlying food and nutrition.  The following activities have a direct bearing on the fight against hunger: International Day for Rural Women, October 15 – recognizing the multidimensional role of women in enhancing rural development, improving food security and


Many regional campaigns have recently been launched, echoing to the challenge of food waste at the national level and in major sectors, including hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and households. Perhaps surprisingly, one-third of all unused food in developed countries is wasted by households. The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative, is a partnership between UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf, and in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge,

Call for Abstracts: Conference on Global Food Security

Submission for abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the First International Conference on Global Food Security is until May 10, 2013.    The conference which aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research will be held on September 29-October 2, 2013 at Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.