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Food & Nutrition Security

Moderated by Gualdi Laura

This topic refers to all issues related to Food Security as defined in the Rome declaration in 1996: "Food security exists - at the individual, family, national and global levels - when all people at all times have physical and economic access to enough safe and nutritious food in order to cover their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life".

44 groups and 27 articles on Food & Nutrition Security. 2060 capacity4dev.eu members interested in Food & Nutrition Security.

Articles on Food & Nutrition Security

March 12 2014 by Coordination Team
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Insects are rich in protein and ecologically sustainable to produce, so why are we reluctant to put them in our mouths? According to Marian Peters, chairperson of the Dutch Insect Breeders Association, the answer is partly cultural.
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February 3 2014 by Coordination Team
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During the European Development Days 2013, there was a strong focus on youth, as the event welcomed for the first time 12 youth ambassadors from around the world, three of whom were 18 or under. Each ambassador was selected to attend a high-level auditorium session where they were encouraged to join the debate by asking questions and sharing their thoughts. To launch Youth Week, two ambassadors, Esther Eshiet and Restanti Waruwu, share their views with capacity4dev.eu on health and nutrition, and how these should be addressed in the post-2015 agenda. 
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October 8 2013 by Coordination Team
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Using slogans such as ‘Eat Food From Family Farms’, and ‘Healthy People, Animals and Environment’, Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Europa (VSFE) manage a number of projects that support small-scale livestock farmers as they adapt to climate change in vulnerable locations. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: these projects feed into the EuropeAid Development, Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme, which informs EU citizens how their participation and choices can influence a more sustainable future.
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August 12 2013 by Coordination Team
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As the crucial role of bees as pollinators of the world’s food supply is increasingly becoming common knowledge, reports about the serious decline of honeybee populations in Europe and the USA have alarmed governments, the private sector and the general public. A similar decline in Africa and Asia has the potential to further threaten the world’s biodiversity, in addition to compromising the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural resource-poor farmers, as well as having negative impacts on the agricultural income of commercial farmers.
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April 9 2013 by Coordination Team
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The Irish Presidency of the European Union is well underway, with an ambitious development programme and a notable focus on hunger, nutrition and resilience. Gay Mitchell MEP, and Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, gathered development stakeholders together last month to celebrate a remarkable agricultural coalition combating hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa – an Ethiopia-based food security project, centered on the potato.
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March 28 2013 by Coordination Team
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By bringing top decision-makers from leading institutions, international development agencies and over 33 national governments affected by food insecurity to the table, and by setting up targets for the Post Millennium Development Goals, the SUN initiative is becoming a cornerstone in the fight to reduce hunger.
March 25 2013 by Coordination Team
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Last week capacity4dev launched the updated Food & Nutrition Security – ROSA group. Laura Gualdi, Programme Manager for Food Security at EuropeAid, shares her thoughts on the importance of knowledge management tools and the advantages of integrating the ROSA (Réseau Opérationnel de Sécurité Alimentaire) network into a wider platform.
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March 21 2013 by Coordination Team
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James McNulty is a Seconded National Expert working with the European Union Delegation to Zambia. In this Voices & Views, he shares what he learned about the practical application of conservation agriculture from local farmers.
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March 18 2013 by Coordination Team
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In this first ‘Voices& Views’ for capacity4dev.eu’s Food and Nutrition Security week, EuropeAid’s Jean Pierre Halkin draws attention to the fact that food security and, increasingly, nutrition, are at the top of EU, G8 and G20 Agendas, and outlines some of the measures that the European Union is taking to support these complex issues.
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February 28 2013 by Coordination Team
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While visiting Resilience and Food Security related projects in Ethiopia last month, Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of EuropeAid, was so struck by the people he met, and their stories of challenge and success, that he used his smartphone to film and document what was happening around him.
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Posted February 11 2014 by Lataste Raymond
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Posted December 10 2013 by Coordination Team
Wim Olthof of EuropeAid and Elisabeth Coelho-Detournaij discuss their complementary work on the Resilience Agenda in Ethiopia

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