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 (

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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Media

Latest News

6 Dezembro 2017
Portugal

Autor: Observador

Fonte:http://observador.pt/2017/12/11/portugal-defende-manutencao-de-verbas-na...

 

O ministro da Agricultura, Capoulas Santos, anunciou que Portugal se vai bater pela manutenção das verbas que recebe de Bruxelas para a agricultura e ver com atenção a proposta de introduzir cofinanciamento nos pagamentos diretos aos agricultores.

Latest Blogs

Brasil

Autor:Blairo Maggi, O Estado de S.Paulo

Fonte:http://opiniao.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,agricultura-garante-a-prese...

 

Ninguém investe mais recursos próprios na preservação do meio ambiente do que o agricultor brasileiro. Os dados do Cadastro Ambiental Rural (CAR), exigido dos produtores rurais, comprovaram seu papel único e decisivo na manutenção da vegetação nativa e da biodiversidade.

A educação ambiental da população é um desafio que deve envolver todas as comunidades Fotografia: Francisco Bernardo | Edições Novembro
Angola

Latest Events

27 Novembro 2017 to 30 Novembro 2017

Localização

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 Outubro 2017 to 14 Outubro 2017

Localização

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 Outubro 2017 to 13 Outubro 2017

Localização

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

12 Setembro 2017 to 15 Setembro 2017

Localização

Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães Distrito Federal Brasília
Brasil
BR
América Latina e Caribe
Brasil

Fonte: aba associação brasileira de agroecologia

PRIMEIRA CONVOCATÓRIA: Congressos Brasileiro e Latino-Americano de Agroecologia 2017

VI CONGRESSO LATINO-AMERICANO DE AGROECOLOGIA [socla-logo]  X CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE AGROECOLOGIA V SEMINÁRIO DE AGROECOLOGIA DO DISTRITO FEDERAL E ENTORNO

“Agroecologia na Transformação dos Sistemas Agroalimentares na América Latina: Memórias, Saberes e Caminhos para o Bem Viver”

 

PRIMEIRA CONVOCATÓRIA

Debates

Aberto
14 Setembro 2017 to 14 Outubro 2017
Facilitators
mwing
Alda Salomao
Moçambique

De 14 á 28 de Setembro de 2017, o Centro Terra Viva e o Land Portal vão facilitar a discussão com diferentes intervenientes sobre as Ferramentas e Estratégias para o Acesso e Participação Pública na Tomada de Decisões sobre a Terra” em Moçambique.

Introdução

A Lei de Terras completará a 1 de Outubro, 20 anos após a sua aprovação em 1997. Esta lei tem sido considerada como uma das mais progressivas particularmente dada a sua abordagem no que diz respeito à governação de terras.

Closed
24 Abril 2017 to 12 Maio 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Moçambique
Angola
São Tomé e Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Guiné-Bissau
Brasil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP

 

Closed
6 Março 2017 to 27 Março 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Angola
Brasil
Cabo Verde
CPLP
Guiné Equatorial
Guiné-Bissau
Moçambique
Portugal

Os países da CPLP (Brasil, Angola, Moçambique, Cabo Verde, Guiné Bissau, Guiné Equatorial, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe e Timor Leste) enfrentam sérios e distintos desafios no que respeita o acesso, a posse e a governança da terra. Para além das acentuadas desigualdades sociais, culturais e económicas, o acesso e o controlo sobre a terra e outros recursos naturais por parte dos pequenos produtores estão ainda muito condicionados na maioria destes países.

Organizations

Library

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Land Governance: A Review and Analysis of Key International Frameworks cover image
Reports & Research
Novembro 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
Outubro 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
Outubro 2017
Moçambique

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
Outubro 2017
Moçambique

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:

Training Resources & Tools
Setembro 2017
Global

This course has been developed in response to the concerns about increasing large-scale land acquisitions and the need to increase investment in agriculture. The objective is to provide guidance to government authorities engaged in investment promotion, approval, and monitoring activities at all stages of the investment cycle.

Manuals & Guidelines
Setembro 2017
Níger

There are 85 irrigation schemes in Niger that cover around 16,000 ha and are cultivated by 40,000 farmers. The informal status of these irrigation schemes, and their occupants, has created problems due to population growth and the increasing scarcity of natural resources. Holders of traditional land rights have challenged government decisions concerning land attributions and property rights within the schemes, and have occasionally prevented construction from proceeding.