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Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition - The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014

view original FAO post read SOFI 2014 in brief read full SOFI 2014 report MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015 16 September 2014, Rome – About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today. […]

Welcome to Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems Through trade-off Scenarios

The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.

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