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    Policy brief
    Science, practice, and policy expert dialogue on food systems and resilience: Key priorities for aligning global ecosystem restoration, biodiversity, climate resilience and sustainable food policies with local level action 2022
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    The policy brief is a reflection upon key take home messages from the constellation of thinking and events in 2021 through a lens of science, practice, and policy with concrete examples from countries participating the Resilient Food Systems Programme. These include; the UN Food Systems Summit; updated evidence and deeper commitments to addressing climate change through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC Climate Change 2021) and the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; and opportunities to intensify efforts on biodiversity and restoring land health included in the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD).
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    Support to the Development of Seychelles National Forest Policy and Legislation - TCP/SEY/3704 2022
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    Seychelles is a middle income country, geographically constituted by an archipelago of 155 islands, the main ones being La Digue Mahe Praslin and Silhouette Forest or vegetation cover accounts for approximately 80 percent of the country’s land area Forest ecosystems play a crucial role for food security, human and environmental well beings, for example in maintaining biodiversity and for the tourism sector, a significant source of employment for the archipelago Therefore, the sustainable management of forests constitutes an integral part of the sustainable development of the Seychelles In recent years, forest degradation has persisted due to growing urbanization, agriculture practices, climate change, and advancement of invasive species and loss of biodiversity Against this background, in 2019 the government asked that FAO support the forest section of the Ministry of Agriculture Climate Change and Environment ( in the preparation of Seychelles’ national forest policy and legislation and the inclusive participation of stakeholders in national forestry programmes This project contributed to the preparation of key documents, a new forest policy and a legislative forest act, to ensure local management of forest resources and to fully integrate the forest sector in the national development agenda The results of the project further enabled the national forestry institutions to strengthen and upscale their support to the forestry and natural resources management stakeholders.
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    UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016–2025: priority actions on nutrition for the next five years
    FSN Forum report of activity No. 173
    2022
    This document summarizes the online consultation “UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016–2025: priority actions on nutrition for the next five years” held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 20 May to 21 June 2021. The consultation was organized in the context of the midterm review process of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (“Nutrition Decade”), focusing on the plan forward for the Nutrition Decade for the period 2021–2025 as presented in a foresight paper prepared by the joint FAO/WHO Secretariat of the Nutrition Decade. The consultation was facilitated by Stineke Oenema from UN Nutrition.

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