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    Virtual parliamentary dialogues: food security and nutrition in the time of COVID-19
    March-September 2021
    2021
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    Parliamentarians from around 50 countries and nine parliamentary networks gathered in the context of the Virtual Parliamentary Dialogues on Food Security and Nutrition in the time of COVID-19. From March to September 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), pledged to put food security and nutrition at the forefront of national, regional, and global agendas and to take proactive steps to address the consequences of the pandemic. In their legislative, budgetary, and oversight responsibilities, parliaments are strategically positioned to strengthen food security, nutrition, and inclusion initiatives to combat COVID-19. Therefore, they must get involved in these unprecedented times. During one of the most challenging periods in our generation, parliamentarians and parliamentary networks came together virtually during a series of dialogues. Despite their differences, they built political will to address the impact of the pandemic on agri-food systems and protect the most vulnerable in our society. Additionally, they reaffirmed their commitment to continue these efforts after COVID. Thus, it will be possible to consolidate their work and further advance the achievement of the SDGs and leave no one behind by highlighting the relevance of bringing these experiences for further discussion at a Second Global Parliamentary Summit.
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    Europe and Central Asia – Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021
    Statistics and trends
    2021
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    The state of food security and nutrition in the world, including that of the Europe and Central Asia region, was marked in 2020 by the outbreak of COVID-19 and resulting disruptions to markets, trade and food supply chains. The pandemic has had a negative effect on food security in the region. It is in this light that the report seeks to assess how food security and nutrition indicators in the region, subregion and countries have changed under the shadow of the pandemic and to monitor the region’s progress towards achieving the SDGs.The first major conclusion is that the subregions (such as the Caucasus and Central Asia) and countries that were already vulnerable before the pandemic became even more so in 2020. The resilience of the Europe and Central Asia region relies mostly on the provision of solid effort in the vulnerable subregions. The second major conclusion is that, although the region was doing better than the world in 2020 in some indicators, there is still an enormous amount of work ahead to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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