Food and nutrition security

Food and nutrition security

The Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, arrives in Cuba today to co-chair the first EU-Cuba Sustainable Development Dialogue. The dialogue will take stock of the progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Cuba and the EU.
Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, said: “Food insecurity remains a global challenge. That's why, from 2014 to 2020, the EU will have provided nearly €9 billion for initiatives on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in over 60 countries. Today's Global Report highlights the need for a strengthened cooperation between humanitarian, development and peace actors to reverse and prevent food crises. A stronger Global Network can help deliver change on the ground for the people who really need it.”
The EU funded programme for improved regional fisheries governance in Western Africa (PESCAO) aims at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. This programme has 3 components:
The 190 km stretch of very poor road between Mocuba and Milange (border with Malawi) seriously hampered trade in the region as well as trading from Malawi to Mocuba and further.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.  
Annual Action Programme 2018 for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture under the Multiannual Indicative Programme for the Thematic Programme on Global Public Goods and Challenges for the period 2018-2020 to be financed from the general budget of the Union.
This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union's (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its two commitments in nutrition : - to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025 - to ensure the allocation of EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 to improve nutrition in developing countries.
Plantwise is a worldwide programme co-financed by the EU and led by CABI whic aims to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. The programme strengthens links between plant health stakeholders and improves access to information at all levels, building the capacity of existing systems to effectively detect and manage problems as they arise.
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