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México y los países de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen para fortalecer acciones de nivel nacional, regional y global para erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición

El plan de CELAC para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y el acuerdo Mesoamérica sin Hambre serán foco de atención de la reunión anual de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe sin Hambre, que se realiza en México.

Ciudad de México, 30 de julio de 2014.- Más de 50 representantes de los gobiernos de América Latina y Caribe se encuentran reunidos en México para revisar y fortalecer los avances de la región en la lucha contra el hambre y los pasos dados para contrarrestar la creciente amenaza de la obesidad.

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World + 6 others
African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

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11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

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Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

Sustainable soil management essential for healthy soils and ecosystems

Terracing lands will help reduce soil erosion and run-off, thereby improving farmers’ chances of higher yields. 24 July 2014, Rome - Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today.

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FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

Director-General takes stock of FAO's ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries

23 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste – The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ended today in Dili, Timor-Leste, and placed food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc's agenda.

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Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems

A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition - June 2014

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The issue of global food losses and waste has recently received much attention and has been given high visibility. According to FAO, almost one-third of food produced for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year – is either lost or wasted globally: their reduction is now presented as essential to improve food security and to reduce the environmental footprint of food systems.

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Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition

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A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition - June 2014

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Fish, either produced through fish farming/aquaculture activity or caught from wild marine or freshwater stocks, is a primary source of protein and essential nutrients, and there is a growing recognition of its nutritional and health-promoting qualities. Fish is one of the most efficient converters of feed into high quality food. Fish and fish-related products provide income and livelihoods for numerous communities across the world.

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World + 15 others
Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, June 2014 - Issue 11

Highlights

  • Regional general inflation was 6.1 percent in May and food price inflation 5 percent, ending five consecutive months in which the pace of inflation slowed.

  • Regional rice price index increased by 5.3 percent in nominal terms as prices continued to rise in South Asia (including India), East Asia and South East Asia.

  • Wheat price indices in South Asia fell by 6.8 percent driven by an 8.3 percent drop in Pakistan.

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Pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe

América Latina y el Caribe podría erradicar el hambre sólo con los alimentos que pierde y desperdicia

Solo a nivel de la venta al detalle se desperdicia comida como para alimentar al 64% de quienes sufren hambre en la región.

Santiago de Chile, 16 de julio de 2014 – En América Latina y el Caribe se pierden y desperdician más alimentos que los que son necesarios para satisfacer las necesidades nutricionales de las 47 millones de personas que aún sufren hambre en la región, señaló hoy la FAO.

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Comprender el verdadero coste de la malnutrición

El coste de la malnutrición para la economía mundial en términos de pérdida de productividad y gasto en atención sanitaria es asombroso.

16 Jul 2014 - La malnutrición no solo es un problema de hambre en los países en desarrollo: existe en todas las regiones del mundo y afecta a todas las clases socioeconómicas.

Los efectos en la salud humana

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Right to Food Handbook 10: Right to food training

The purpose of this handbook devoted to training is to offer guidance on the appropriate way to implement training processes on the right to food by adapting them to the different groups.

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Right to Food Handbook 9: Who's who in the right to food

This handbook provides an overview of who is who and what his/her role is in the realization of the human right to food. This information enhances the possibilities of coordination and collaboration between the different actors as well as accountability.

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Right to Food Handbook 8: Advocacy on the right to food based on the analysis of government budgets

This handbook provides information on some of the aspects in which the public budget plays an important role for the realization of the right to food. It also addresses the implementation of advocacy actions based on an analysis of government budgets.

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Right to Food Handbook 7: Assessment of the right to food

This handbook provides practical information and tools for conducting a right to food assessment as a first step in a strategy to ensure this right and to take the appropriate measures accordingly with the obligation of progressive realization of this right. The content of this handbook is based on the FAO's “Guide to Conducting a Right to Food Assessment”.

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Right to Food Handbook 6: Information for monitoring the right to food

This third handbook on monitoring the right to food provides detail on the information needed for monitoring, information gathering methods, information systems and databases for monitoring as well as on dissemination of information.

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Right to Food Handbook 5: Procedures for monitoring the right to food

This handbook presents the basic process to be followed for monitoring policies, programmes and projects aimed at the right to food, starting from the components that distinguish it from a conventional monitoring framework: the basic content of the right to food, the State obligations and the principles of human rights.

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Right to Food Handbook 4: General aspects regarding monitoring the right to food

This handbook, introductory to the group of those which are devoted to the process of monitoring the right to food, presents the conceptual basis for monitoring centered and based on a human rights approach. It also provides a description of the methodological and analytical agenda for monitoring.

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Right to Food Handbook 3: Review of the compatibility of sectoral laws with the right to food

This handbook presents the process to be followed for the revision of sectoral legislation, since it may affect various aspects of the right to food. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that the legal framework of the country is favourable for the progressive realization of the right to food.