Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

  • 28th February 2017
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Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

29 Apr 2016. Pages:156

Food insecurity and malnutrition are major international concerns, especially in rural areas. At the global scale, they have received considerable attention and investment, but the results achieved so far have been mixed. Some countries have made progress at the national level, but still have many citizens who are food insecure, often concentrated in specific geographic areas. Food insecurity and poverty are highly interlinked and have a strong territorial dimension. 

To provide effective long-term solutions, policy responses must therefore be tailored to the specific challenges of each territory, taking into account a multidimensional response that includes food availability, access, utilisation and stability. This report highlights five case studies and the OECD New Rural Paradigm, presenting an effective framework for addressing food insecurity and malnutrition.

This study presents a framework for a territorial approach to food security and nutrition based on five case studies in Cambodia, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco and Peru and two national workshops held in Mali and Niger. 

7 March 2017. Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: A Territorial Approach to Food Security
Gathering knowledge, with governments in Cambodia, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Morocco, and Peru, a FAO-OECD-UNCDF consortium has analysed the effectiveness of a territorial approach to address food insecurity, which promotes bottom-up, place-based and multi-sectoral development initiatives. This seminar will present the findings from that study and inform on ongoing work implementation efforts of the concept over the next 5 years.

 Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 – Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition

  • Enrique Garcilazo, Head of the Rural Policy Unit, OECD – Conceptual framework of the initiative
  • Stefano Marta, Rural Policy Unit, OECD – Key findings of the project and second phase
  • Mark Cropper, Senior Expert, DG AGRI A1- Global issues and relations with ACP