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This blog is written and maintained by the Wikiprogress Africa Network. This network, hosted by the OECD, aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on measuring progress and well-being in an African context.

Ce blog est administré et mis à jour par le réseau Wikiprogress Africa. Ce réseau, hébergé par l'OCDE, est une plateforme axée sur le partage de connaissances dans le domaine de la mesure du progrès et du bien-être des sociétés africaines.

mardi 9 avril 2013

2012 Global Food Policy Report




The 2012 Global Food Policy Report by the International Food Policy Research Institute reviews food policy developments and trends with chapter-by-chapter discussions of major food policy developments, high-quality research, and perspectives of farmers from around the world. It also charts the path forward with a call to action on gender rights, employment in agriculture for youth in Africa, a needed evolution of US and EU support for their farmers, and regional policy reforms to promote food and nutrition security. 

The world food system is still in a vulnerable position in 2012. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, progress toward halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. Improvements have been made by some countries but for 2013, commitments made in preceding years have to be translated into decisive actions. 


Agreement was reached at the Rio+20 summit to incorporate environmental sustainability into the economic policies in order to achieve "green growth". Two goals—Zero Net Land Degradation and the Zero Hunger Challenge—were launched during the event. Yet, there is a need to establish mecanism that will ensure the implementation of these commitments according to the report. 

Download the 2012 Global Food Policy Report , here.


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