Regional development

Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

Published on April 29, 2016

Also available in: French

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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.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Why a territorial perspective is useful for food security and nutrition policy
A territorial approach to food security and nutrition policy: The case of Cambodia
A territorial approach to food security and nutrition policy: The case of Colombia
A territorial approach to food security and nutrition: The case of the Côte d'Ivoire
A territorial approach to food security and nutrition policy: The case of Morocco
A territorial approach to food security and nutrition policy: The case of Peru
Evidence from Mali and Niger
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