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

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Index (0; 100)

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

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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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6 décembre 2017
Bénin

Date : 5 décembre 2017

Source : RFI

Le Bénin accueille du 4 au 8 décembre 2017 la Semaine du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Il s’agit d’un rendez-vous annuel pour parler des enjeux alimentaires qui réunit tous les acteurs de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, à savoir gouvernements, institutions, ONG, associations de producteurs et d'éleveurs. Cette année, il n'y a pas d'inquiétude sur la production, mais l'insécurité alimentaire demeure.

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4 décembre 2017
Zimbabwe

Date: 2 décembre 2017

Source: Vivafrik

Par: Moctar Ficou

Une étude de la Chambre sud-africaine des entreprises agricoles (Agbiz), stipule que les cultures de blé et de maïs du Zimbabwe n’ont jamais dépassé les 10%, entre 1961 et 2016 dans la production totale de l’Afrique, laissant planer le doute sur le statut de grenier agricole africain du pays.

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26 septembre 2017
Afrique

Date : 25 septembre 2107

Source : Mediaterre

À Kigali, capitale du Rwanda, les 19 et 20 septembre 2017, le forum régional de l'union africaine sur la mise en oeuvre du Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (TIRPGAA) a appelé les économies africaines à prendre l'initiative d'embrasser les variétés génétiques de cultures dans le but d'améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et l'agriculture durable.

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Afrique

Date: 22 juin 2017

Source: NPA

Par: Paul Martial

La famine que connait l’Afrique met bien à mal « l’afro-optimisme » qui s’étale à longueur de pages des revues économiques libérales. Comment expliquer une telle tragédie ?

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Afrique

Date: 14 juin 2017

Source: Farmlandgrab.org

Par: Cécile Brajeul
 

L'agriculture africaine était au programme du mini G20 qui s'est tenu à Berlin les 12 et 13 juin. Mais la prépondérance donnée aux entreprises privées et au modèle productiviste alarme les ONG.

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27 novembre 2017 to 30 novembre 2017

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Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, 64000-000
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Brésil

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:

 

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17 octobre 2017 to 19 octobre 2017

Emplacement

SupAgro 34000 Montpellier
France
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Global

Date: 29 juin 2017

Source: INRA

Le Réseau Français de Biologie des Graines rassemble la communauté scientifique française travaillant sur la biologie des graines, leur développement, leur adaptation au milieu et leurs utilisations alimentaires et non-alimentaires.

11 octobre 2017 to 14 octobre 2017

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Viana do Castelo
États-Unis
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.

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9 octobre 2017 to 13 octobre 2017

Emplacement

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

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Chers/Chères Amis/es,

L’urbanisation et la transformation de l’agriculture, des systèmes alimentaires et des espaces ruraux présentent à la fois des défis et des opportunités pour parvenir à une croissance inclusive, à l’éradication de la pauvreté, à la pérennité économique, environnementale et sociale, ainsi qu’en termes de sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition.

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Land Governance: A Review and Analysis of Key International Frameworks cover image
Reports & Research
novembre 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).

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Policy Papers & Briefs
octobre 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
octobre 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
octobre 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
septembre 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.

Reports & Research
septembre 2017
Niger

Construction of the Kandadji dam in Niger will involve, among other consequences, the appropriation of agricultural land owned by customary holders but also in many cases sub-holdings of other non-landowners. The government offered a long lease of 50 years for owners in compensation for their expropriated property rights.

How should the State compensate for the loss of the right of use by non-landowners farming land expropriated for the development of the Kandadji dam? This study aims to answer this question and proposes the use of a 'contract of occupation'.