The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of nearly $35 million for this work, while the provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh have committed an additional $12.7 million in co-financing to be managed by FAO.
The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 173 points in June, down 0.3 percent from May.
Some 41 countries, of which 31 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food, according to the FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.
New projections on agricultural production, expected developments in the global commodities and food trade, with a feature on the Latin America and the Caribbean region
New projections on agricultural production, expected developments in the global commodities and food trade, with a feature on the Latin America and the Caribbean region

Wednesday 3rd July, 14.00-17.00 (Rome time)
Green Room (FAO HQ)

Ambassador Mario Arvelo, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Dr Patrick Caron, Chairperson of its High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) are proud to announce the launch of the 14th report of the HLPE on Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition.

The Summary and Recommendations are available in English to download here (All other UN official languages will be available on July 2nd 2019)

The event will be chaired by Ambassador Mario Arvelo, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). An opening address will be made by FAO’s Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG) Assistant Director-General, Bukar Tijani.

Next steps: the Report will be edited and made available on-line in English within the next few days after the launch. It will be released in all UN official languages six weeks before the opening of the next plenary session of the CFS.

 

The event will be webcast live at: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/

The draft agenda of the event can be downloaded here

No registration is required; please contact the Secretariat at cfs-hlpe@fao.org if you need a building pass to attend the launch

Everybody eats; it is the key to our survival, but food also has the potential to compromise health. The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.

The 2019 Food Governance Conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address food system challenges or contribute to them at local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as food security, food safety, food sustainability, equity and social justice in global food systems, and nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity, and noncommunicable disease.

While food-specific law and regulation will be a key focus of the Food Governance Conference, it will consider how broader legislative and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to a nutritious, equitable, and sustainable food supply, including economic, trade, and intellectual property regimes.

The conference takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach, in the hope of highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, and to create new opportunities for collaboration between researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the related fields of food safety, security, and sustainability, and diet-related health.

Opening public oration: Hilal Elver, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Conference details

Register for the conference here