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International Scientific Symposium on Food & Nutrition Security Information: From valid measurement to effective decision-making

17-19 January 2012
FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

Ten years after the 2002 International Scientific Symposium on the Measurement of Food Deprivation and Undernutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is organizing a new symposium to examine emerging trends in measuring Food and Nutrition Security Information and linking it more closely to decision-making.

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The Symposium will be an opportunity to:

  • review recent advances in measuring food and nutrition security at individual and household levels;
  • discuss the importance of information in decision making to improve food and nutrition security;
  • identify ways to promote synergies across disciplines and sectors to improve the generation and use of food and nutrition information; and
  • determine future research and analysis needs  for  providing decision makers with valid information and  evidence for sound policy formulation, programming and impact evaluation.

The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme is funded by the European Union with additional resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The programme is managed by FAO and collaborates with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)”