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July 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
The food systems approach: sustainable solutions for a sufficient supply of healthy food

A food systems approach (FSA) is a useful interdisciplinary conceptual framework for research and policy aimed at sustainable solutions for the sufficient supply of healthy food. The aim of this paper is twofold: to explain the term ‘food systems approach’ in greater detail, and to show how a food systems conceptual framework can be useful in developing an integrated international policy on food security, nutritional security and international agri-business. »

March 2, 2018Knowledge Portal
Increasing social-ecological resilience within small-scale agriculture in conflict-affected Guatemala

This article focuses on the challenge of increasing social-ecological resilience in small-scale agriculture is particularly in the socioeconomically and agroecologically marginalized Western Highlands of Guatemala. Climate change is a threat to agriculture in this region and adaptation strategies are challenged by the context of a society torn apart by decades of violent conflict. »

February 19, 2018Knowledge Portal
SOFI 2017: Building resilience for peace and food security

This report monitors progress towards the SDG targets of ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. After a prolonged decline, a recent increase in undernourishment could signal a reversal of trends. The report singles out conflict – increasingly compounded by climate change – as one of the key drivers behind the resurgence of hunger and many forms of malnutrition. »

February 15, 2018Knowledge Portal
Sustaining Peace Webinar I – The role of conflict-sensitive natural resource management approaches

This webinar by FAO explores the nexus between conflict, food security and peace. It examined the linkages between natural resource management, investment in resilient agricultural livelihoods and contributions to peacebuilding and sustaining peace. »

January 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
Cash tranfers, food security and resilience in fragile contexts

This paper provides an overview of the evidence on the impact of cash-based interventions (CBIs) in fragile contexts on the immediate, underlying and basic causes of food and nutrition security. The paper stresses the high potential of CBIs for humanitarian and transitional assistance. »

January 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
From famine to food security: Lessons for building resilient food systems

This brief documents lessons for building resilient food systems to prevent future famines. Food aid and development assistance provided by multilateral and bilateral donors can play an important role in reducing famines. However, long-term commitment to rural development and food security is important as well. »