- Improving Nutrition through Biofortification: Micronutrient deficiencies afflict more than two billion individuals worldwide. A recent article in Global Food Security reviews evidence from the HarvestPlus program on how biofortification has helped improve nutrition worldwide between 2003 and 2016.
- REDD Policy Impacts on the Agri-food Sector and Food Security: Since a REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) agreement was reached at COP 16 in 2010, REDD policies have been introduced with the goal of preserving forests and proposals have been put forward to compensate developing countries for avoided deforestation. However, such policies may have an impact on global food security.
- FAO Food Price Trend Report Released: The FAO’s monthly report on food price trends was released on February 13. The bulletin reports on recent food price developments over the past month at the global, regional, and country levels, with a focus on developing countries, and provides early warnings for high country-level food prices that may negatively affect food security.
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The Food Security Portal Team