Transforming food systems and pursuing healthier diets are key to achieving food security and reducing environmental degradation in Africa?

 

 

GCF-How to feed the world and nurture the planet: ideas from GEF partners

 

 

Tansforming food systems and pursuing healthier diets are key to achieving food security and reducing environmental degradation  

 

 

Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding people, but also ensuring proper nutrition and nurturing the planet. This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking more carefully about what we eat.

 

 

These are among the goals of the GEF’s new Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program, which sets to transform food production and land use systems and reduce global environmental degradation. The Impact Program, approved by the GEF Council in June, is designed to help 18 countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific to increase agricultural production while protecting against deforestation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

In this context, and to complement the FAO’s World Food Day 2019 campaign action list, we put together a list of articles from some of the GEF’s partners that might help answer the question: how do we feed the world and keep our planet healthy?

 

 

Producing sustainable food is every company's business

By Sunny Verghese, co-founder and group chief executive of Olam International and chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

 

 

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African biodiversity highly valued at sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.

Douala, Cameroon, 30 September- 1st October 2019 “The sub-regional Convergence Plan projects a 25% increase in absolute terms in the forestry-environment sector’s contribution to the GDP of the COMIFAC countries by 2025” said Mr. Ludovic ITSOUA MADZOUS, Deputy Executive Secretary of COMIFAC, as he welcomed the holding of the first meeting between a developed country and researchers of the Central African countries.

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Preparatory workshop of the 18 December Civil Society Day within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

Saturday, 2 November 2019, End and closing of the preparatory workshop of the 18 December Civil Society Day held within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

 

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Huge turnout of CBFP members in Shanghai, China: Minister of State and CBFP Facilitator François-Xavier de Donnea strengthens dialogue between Congo Basin and key Chinese actors of the Forestry-timber sector

From 15 to 21 November 2019 in Shanghai, China), Minister of State and CBFP Facilitator, Francois-Xavier de Donnea, took part in the International Forum on Green Supply Chains for forest products industry, entitled : “Together towards Global Green Supply Chains - A Forest Products Industry Initiative”

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forestsnews.cifor-Despite size, Congo Basin attracts less funding than other major forest areas

The study shows that Central African forests received $2 billion from bilateral (52.5 percent) and multilateral (47.5 percent) sources, with Germany accounting for 25 percent of funding, followed by the European Union and the Global Environment Fund (GEF). Most funds went to Democratic Republic of Congo (40 percent), Chad (17 percent) and Cameroon (14 percent).

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News and highlights from across the GEF partnership - GEF Newsletter | November 2019

To read: Uncovering the hidden value of biodiversity; GEF announces new investment in Central America's blue economy; Colombo Declaration tackles global nitrogen challenge; The real cost of illegal trade: $1-2 trillion per year…

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Announcing the strategic workshop and the 2019 General Assembly / GSAC Alliance

From 5 to 6 November 2019, the GSAC Alliance (Alliance for the Conservation of Great Apes in Central Africa) will be holding a strategic workshop in Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo) which will discuss and develop a strategic plan for the next 3 years with the technical facilitation of the NGO Wellgrounded. It will be followed by the 2019 General Assembly of members of the NGO network in Central Africa- which works to protect chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas- scheduled to take place from 08 to 10 November 2019 on the premises of the ESI CONGO association Magne in the heart of the Mayombe forest.

 

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COMIFAC negotiators get drilled in preparation for COP 25 In Santiago, Chile.

The preparatory sub-regional workshop in view of upcoming events under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from 28 to 29 October 2019 in Douala, Cameroon.

 

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COMIFAC- Acting President of COMIFAC receives young leaders of Congo Basin forests

Yaoundé-Cameroon, 08-10 October 2019- The Cameroon Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, also serving as Acting President of COMIFAC on 10 October received the young leaders of the Congo Basin forests gathered in Yaoundé within the framework of the 3rd edition of COP Chez Nous.

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World Bamboo Day
China goes green again!
GEF Newsletter | June 2019
The Cafi Dialogues
Forest Watch April 2019
Forest Watch March 2019