IFPRI has released a new food policy report on “Resilience Programming Among Nongovernmental Organizations: Lessons for Policymakers.” The report, authored by Tim Frankenberger, Mark Constas, Suzanne Nelson, and Laurie Starr, makes the case that building resilience depends on integrated programming that crosses sectors and a long-term commitment to improving different types of capacity.
“As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally… There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers in order to adapt to these changing conditions to achieve both global food security and nutrition security.”
The upcoming Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) 2014 Annual Conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, donors, advocacy groups, farmers’ organizations, and the private sector to review progress in supporting evidence-based policy planning and implementation under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Guest blog by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Immediately following the Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security Conference, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC.
What vulnerabilities do Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience and what opportunities can the agritrade sector provide to build resilience to these challenges? This will be the main focus of the next Brussels Development Briefing on July 11, 2014.