Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture [1], today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished [2]. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food. For many people, one or more forms of access are lacking—and in rural areas food insecurity is often tied to insecure or inadequate access to land.

While some effective tools exist for improving food security, the problem is becoming more challenging. Global population growth and rising wealth are increasing the demand for food, while climate change, resource degradation, and other demands on land are constraining production options. Improving food security at both the global and local level will require land governance that creates incentives for greater productivity and improves access to nutritious food for the poor and vulnerable, without creating further strain on environmental services.

More efficient use of agricultural land can boost crop yields and meet growing global demand for food. Smallholders have a vital role to play, both because they produce much of the world’s food and because they represent a large share of the world’s poor and food insecure. At the local level, land tenure security, along with access to other resources, is linked with increased productivity and investments in land fertility, which in turn can increase food security [3]. What holds for small farmers in general is even more critical for women. Empowering women through more secure land rights and greater control over household decision making not only boosts production of food crops but also leads to improved nutrition for families. However, climate change and resource degradation are reducing yields and available land, threatening to slow or reverse progress on world hunger [4]. Addressing these new challenges requires investment in sustainable and climate-smart intensification. What is needed to improve food security? Natural and social science data, knowledge, and tools will all be essential to address the coming challenges [5]. Solutions will include improved crop varieties and agricultural technologies, and just as importantly, improvements and adaptations in the social and economic systems that link land to food security outcomes, including governance, incentives, markets, and investments.

 

Indicators

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (

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Percentage (3-year average)

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from stunting (that is, low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition).

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Percentage

The proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from wasting (that is, low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition)

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Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

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Index

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: stability (http://www.fao.org/economic

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Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated as the average of three indicators, the proportion of the population that is undernourished (Undernourishment), the proportion of underweight children un

Measurement unit
Index (0; 100)

This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (

Measurement unit
Millions (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Measurement unit
Percentage

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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated as the average of three indicators, the proportion of the population that is undernourished (Undernourishment), the proportion of underweight children un

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This indicator is calculated by FAOSTAT/ESS and is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (

Measurement unit
Millions (3-year average)

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4 Diciembre 2017
Colombia

Mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual recuperaron y volvieron productivo un predio localizado a 20 minutos de Sincelejo que hace años fue utilizado para las actividades ilegales del jefe paramilitar “Diego Vecino”.

17 Noviembre 2017
Global

Rodrigo Castañeda, jefe de la Unidad de Alianzas de la FAO, Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, en una charla coloquio en el Campus EOI Madrid, en la que ha abordado los grandes retos globales a los que se enfrenta la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura. Según el último informe anual de la ONU, unos 815 millones de personas en el mundo sufren hambre, lo que representa el 11% de la población del planeta y la cifra más alta en la última década.

13 Octubre 2017
Global

El 44º período de sesiones del Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA44), que durante una semana ha debatido el tema Marcar la diferencia en la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición, ha aprobado nuevas recomendaciones sobre el papel de la silvicultura sostenible para alcanzar la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición para toda la población.

10 Octubre 2017
Global

La Unión Europea (UE) y la Organización de la ONU para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) defendieron hoy el derecho a la tenencia de la tierra de las comunidades locales para erradicar el hambre y la pobreza en los países en desarrollo.

Hace cinco años que el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial de la ONU aprobó unas directrices voluntarias para la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques.

Latest Blogs

Bolivia

por Cecilia Lanza Lobo



Nosotros, los habitantes de este país que alguna vez produjo más de 1.550 variedades de papa para el mundo y que ahora las importa del Perú. Este país que llamaba a Cochabamba su "granero” porque sus campos sembrados abastecían buena parte de los mercados del país con unos choclos enormes y sabrosos, tomates grandes, jugosos, cebolla por montones, verduras y hortalizas, duraznos de San Benito como pelotas de tenis, ciruelos y damascos, pacayes, piñas gordas y dulces desde el Chapare.

Latest Events

27 Noviembre 2017 to 30 Noviembre 2017

Ubicación

Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, 64000-000
Piauí
Brasil
BR
Brasil

A Comissão Organizadora da IV Reunião Nordestina de Ciência do Solo já definiu a data do evento, que ocorrerá entre os dias 27 a 30/11/2017 na cidade de Teresina, PI. Segundo o Coordenador do evento, o Dr. Henrique Antunes de Souza, da Embrapa Meio-Norte, nos próximos dias será disponibilizado o site do evento contendo informações sobre programação, preço das inscrições, modelo de resumo, normas de submissão, etc. A seguir são apresentados os membros que compõem a Comissão Organizadora da IV RNCS:

 

Coordenador

11 Octubre 2017 to 14 Octubre 2017

Ubicación

Viana do Castelo
Estados Unidos
US
Portugal

Desde a sua fundação, em 1984, a Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais tem vindo a desenvolver diversas actividades no sentido de fomentar o estudo e progresso da ciência e da técnica florestal entre as quais se destaca a organização dos Congressos Florestais Nacionais.

CFS logo
9 Octubre 2017 to 13 Octubre 2017

Ubicación

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome
Italia
IT
Global

The vision of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all. 

21 Septiembre 2017 to 23 Septiembre 2017

Ubicación

Ciudad de México
México
MX
América Latina y el Caribe

 

Se realizará  en la Ciudad de México, del 21 al 23 de septiembre de 2017, el Foro de alto nivel Empoderar a las mujeres indígenas para erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición en América Latina y el Caribe.

 

A pesar del amplio consenso internacional sobre la importancia del papel de las mujeres indígenas para erradicar el hambre y la desnutrición en el mundo, aún existen limitaciones en el reconocimiento y ejercicio de sus derechos, lo que dificultan su empoderamiento y visibilidad.

Debates

Cerrado
6 Abril 2016 to 12 Abril 2016
Facilitators
Deborah Fulton
Global

Queridos todos,

La urbanización y la transformación de la agricultura, los sistemas alimentarios y los espacios rurales presentan desafíos y oportunidades para el crecimiento inclusivo, la erradicación de la pobreza, la sostenibilidad económica, ambiental y social, y la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición. Como resultado, existe un creciente interés en los vínculos entre las zonas urbanas y las rurales y en los enfoques que puedan abordar estas cuestiones de manera holística e integrada, con el fin de abordar plenamente los retos y maximizar las oportunidades.

Cerrado
26 Noviembre 2013 to 19 Diciembre 2013
Facilitators
Paulmer
Perú

En los últimos diez años, el sector agrícola del Perú ha crecido un 4 por ciento al año, beneficiándose de una mejor salud agrícola y del aumento de la demanda internacional de frutas, verduras y otros productos agrícolas no tradicionales (BID, 2010). La participación de las mujeres peruanas en el sector es también significativa.

Organizations

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Land Governance: A Review and Analysis of Key International Frameworks cover image
Reports & Research
Noviembre 2017
Global

This publication features the key provisions on land (governance) in recent relevant international frameworks including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa (F&G) and the Guiding Principles on Large- Scale Land-Based Investment in Africa (LSLBI Principles).

Global Land Outlook cover image
Policy Papers & Briefs
Octubre 2017
Global

The current pressures on land are huge and expected to continue growing: there is rapidly escalating competition between the demand for land functions that provide food, water, and energy, and those services that support and regulate all life cycles on Earth.

Reports & Research
Octubre 2017
Mozambique

This report is a product of a partnership between Terra Firma and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), contributing to a study of changing land access in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Jurisprudence
Octubre 2017
Mozambique

O presente relatório inscreve-se nas actividades desenvolvidas no âmbito do Projecto GCP/MOZ/069/NET, estabelecido entre a Organização das Nações Unidas para a Agricultura e a Alimentação (FAO) e o Governo da República de Moçambique, cujo objectivo geral é o de apoiar a implementação de três diplomas legais recentes e inovadores no ordenamento jurídico moçambicano: a Lei de Terras, a Lei do Ambiente e a Lei das Florestas e Fauna Bravia.
Este objectivo geral desdobra-se em quatro objectivos específicos, assim escalonados:

Reports & Research
Septiembre 2017
Global

La edición del décimo aniversario del Observatorio del Derecho a la Alimentación y a la Nutrición hace balance de la última década y mira al futuro para analizar los desafíos y las oportunidades que pueden anticiparse para los años venideros. Su objetivo es contribuir a la lucha por la realización del derecho a la alimentación y a la nutrición y por la soberanía alimentaria, y a vencer la actual crisis multidimensional. 

Reports & Research
Septiembre 2017
Global

A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over the past 30 years. Some 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost each year, according to the Global Land Outlook (GLO), launched by the secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), at the meeting of States parties taking place in Ordos, China. The GLO takes a critical look at financial and socio-economic values of land, and its impact on the poor.