Reference: Background document to the FAO email conference – 14Mar2018A.pdf
The first e-conference was to support and give input to the SALSA project
A second online conference was started on 19th of March:
- Cooperation between small farmers;
- Contributions of small farmers to the resilience of the food system;
- Past strategies and policies for small farmers to overcome their main challenges;
- Strategies and policies which would allow small farmers to address challenges in the future;
- The way food supply chain businesses might contribute to small farmers;
- How policies can affect small farms’ activities and decision making
Who is expected to participate?
- The virtual discussion is intended to draw the attention of researchers, educators, students and a wide spectrum of food chain/food system actors and entrepreneurs, as well as policy makers and administrators at multiple levels, on the role of small farms within a larger context.
- The e-conference is also open to all who wish to share their insights and discuss “The Role of Small Farms Within a Larger Context of Food Security”.
- While the participation in the e-conference remains free and voluntary, all participants are encouraged to actively contribute with their experiences.
- The project “Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security” (SALSA, www.salsa.uevora.pt/en/) aims to provide a better understanding of the current and potential contribution of small farms and food businesses to sustainable FSN.
- Supported by the EU funded Horizon 2020 program
- A coalition of 16 European and African partners are collaborating in assessing the role of small farms and small food businesses in delivering a sustainable and secure supply of affordable, nutritious and culturally adequate food.
- The four-year SALSA project began in April 2016.
Drawing on recent research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a range of timely topics:
- How can the global food system deliver food security for all in the face of the radical changes taking place today?
- What is the role of trade in improving food security, nutrition, and sustainability?
- How can international investment best contribute to local food security and better food systems in developing countries?
- Do voluntary and involuntary migration increase or decrease food security in source countries and host countries?
- What opportunities does greater data availability open up for improving agriculture and food security?
- How does reform of developed-country farm support policies affect global food security?
- How can global governance structures better address problems of food security and nutrition?
- What major trends and events affected food security and nutrition across the globe in 2017?
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Food policy in 2017-2018: Progress, uncertainty, and rising antiglobalism [Download]
- Chapter 2 Food security: The global food system under radical change [Download]
- Chapter 3 Trade: The free flow of goods and food security and nutrition [Download]
- Chapter 4 Investment: International investment and local food security [Download]
- Chapter 5 Migration: Tightening borders and threats to food security [Download]
- Chapter 6 Knowledge and data: Achieving food and nutrition security through open access [Download]
- Chapter 7 Developed country policies: Domestic farm policy reform and global food security [Download]
- Chapter 8 Global institutions: Governance reform for food, nutrition, and agriculture [Download]
- Chapter 9 Regional developments [Download]
- Annex Food policy indicators: Tracking change [Download]