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How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition?










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    In the context of Agenda 2030, food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are essential not only for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, but also for the broad set of SDGs. A healthy diet is key to preventing malnutrition in all its forms. However, diverse nutritious foods are not always available and affordable for all, especially in low income settings. Furthermore rapid urbanisation and changing lifestyles have led to a shift in dietary patterns, partly due to changes in the food systems and its effects on the availability, affordability and desirability of healthy, as well as less healthy foods. Improving nutritional outcomes requires consideration not only of the way food is produced, but also how it is processed, distributed, marketed and consumed, a process that is usually referred to as “value chain”. Nutrition-sensitive approaches to value chain (VC) development have emerged as a promising way to shape food systems for food security and nutrition outcomes. In this context the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs)—including FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International set up a working group in 2015 on the topic of nutrition-sensitive value chains. This brief aims to disseminate the activities undertaken and the way forward of the RBAs working group on sustainable food value chains for nutrition.
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    Comment faire en sorte que les chaînes?
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    En mars 2017 le Groupe de travail sur les chaînes de valeur favorables à la nutrition des agences basées à Rome (FAO, IFAD, PAM et Bioversity International) a initié la consultation en ligne Comment faire en sorte que les chaînes de valeur contribuent à améliorer la nutrition? La consultation s’est déroulée sur le Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition (Forum FSN) de la FAO du 21 mars au 19 avril 2017. La consultation avait pour but d’identifier les obstacles et les opportunité s qui se présentent pour le développement de chaînes de valeur favorables à la nutrition (NSVC). Les participants ont échangé leurs opinions sur leurs expériences passées ou actuelles de chaînes de valeur favorables à la nutrition sur le terrain et ont également été invités à analyser le document «Des chaînes de valeur inclusives pour une agriculture durable et une amplification des résultats en matière de sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition » préparé par le Groupe de travail. Pendant les trois semaines de discussion, des participants de 25 pays ont envoyé 52 contributions qui sont disponibles sur la page web de la consultation: www.fao.org/fsnforum/fr/activities/discussions/nsvc Ce document présente le sujet et la synthèse de la consultation en ligne.
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    Promoting lasting resolutions to land conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    A people-centered approach promoted by the Rome-based Agencies Resilience Initiative
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    From 2017 until 2023, the United Nations Rome-based agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme – implemented a joint initiative funded by Canada aimed at strengthening resilience for food security and nutrition, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Niger and Somalia. This joint programme aimed to bridge humanitarian and development objectives and meet immediate food needs while sustainably increasing food security in regions affected by protracted and recurrent crises, with a specific focus on vulnerable women and children. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, communities benefited from an innovative combination of: Food Assistance for Assets; smallholder value chain development; and financial inclusion. FAO has been promoting land access, while facilitating dialogue between landowners and smallholder tenants, in collaboration with landowner associations in three territories of North Kivu. A permanent discussion forum was established and a workshop with 30 participants, was held between the two stakeholders. Initial negotiations were conducted in 2018; this led to the signing of a collective convention known as the Social Territorial Pact within Rutshuru territory (North Kivu). This five-year resilience initiative involved structuring farmers into Farmers’ Groups to enable dialogue with landowner associations. This process included an assessment of the territory, an examination of land access constraints, community dialogue, and the establishment of a collective convention known as the Social Territorial Pact. This good practice highlights the impacts and lessons learned of FAO's activities in the context of the Rome-based agencies' initiative.

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