Online consultation on the first draft of the FAO voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring
Reliable information on forests is fundamental for improving the management of forest resources. Often, however, this information applies beyond forest boundaries: it can, for example, be used as an indicator of biodiversity, hydrology, and soil conservation. High quality and accessible forest information is also needed to fulfil the reporting requirements of many international agreements, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.Notes : In partnership with the FAO Forestry Department Discussion 121 Discussion documents: First draft of the Voluntary Guidelines on National Forest Monitoring (Section III) Read more about the facilitator
It is a matter of great pleasure to invite you to an online discussion on Food Security and Nutrition in APEC economies.
This discussion is organized in the context of the “APEC Food Security Training and Workshop” that the Agriculture Information Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences is hosting on September 7-9, 2015 in Beijing, China.
APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum which goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.Notes : In partnership with Discussion 120 Discussion documents: Topic (PDF) 专题中文版 (PDF) Proceedings (DOC) Digest 1 (PDF) Digest 2 (PDF) Digest 3 (PDF) Digest 4 (PDF) Read more about the facilitator 欢迎用中文提交评论意见
Nutrition-sensitive social protection programmes around the world – What’s being done and to what effect?
SecureNutrition and FAO's FSN Forum are partnering for the second time in order to host this online discussion in conjunction with the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs in Moscow, Russia (September 10th – 11th 2015).Notes : In partnership with Discussion 119 Discussion documents: Topic (PDF) Proceedings (DOC) Digest 1 (PDF) Read more about the facilitators Тема дискуссии доступна и на русском языке
Bee products: providing nutrition and generating income - Honeybees, beekeeping and bee products in our daily lives
Honeybees provide a wide range of benefits to humans from honey, other bee products, pollination of food crops and ecological services. Beekeeping is practiced around the world, and can provide a valuable source of income to people in developing regions with relatively little investment.Notes : Discussion 118 Discussion documents: Topic (PDF) Proceedings (DOC) Digest 1 (PDF) Digest 2 (PDF) Digest 3 (PDF) Digest 4 (PDF) In collaboration with the TECA Beekeeping Exchange Group
European Union and FAO launch new programmes to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience
The Institute of Development Studies and the FAO are launching this online discussion focusing on food security, gender equality and peace-building. We would like to better understand the links between food security, gender equality, and violent conflicts, and subsequent peace-building processes. We want to understand how addressing the specific priorities of men and women (across different socio-economic, cultural and age groups) in food and nutrition interventions could shape conflict mitigation and prevention, and peace-building.Notes : ©IRIN/Guy Oliver Discussion 117 Discussion documents: Topic (PDF) Proceedings (DOC) Read more about the facilitators