FAO, OECD and UNCDF have launched a joint multi-year initiative to assess Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) policies from a territorial perspective. The joint initiative aims to assess, scale up, and pilot innovative policy approaches and governance mechanisms to improve food security and nutrition in rural areas, in emerging and developing countries. The initiative comprises several phases and modules. The first phase aims to develop a vision and an operational framework for a territorial approach to food security and nutrition policies. In particular, it gathers evidence in selected case studies conducted in Cambodia, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, and Peru, in 2015.
The international conference “A Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy” is organised to present the results of the project, which are summarised in a joint publication developed by FAO, OECD, and UNDCF, as well as to discuss and exchange experiences among international organisations, policy makers, developed and developing countries and academia on the potential effectiveness of a territorial approach to address food insecurity. The conference is organised with the support of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany, in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and the Scientific Committee of Expo 2015, and it is organised within the framework of Expo 2015.
ECDPM’s Jean Bossuyt will act as a moderator at this conference.