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Noun1.Food and Agriculture Organization - the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture
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With the benefit of hindsight, one can surmise that the pious resolutions of World Food Summits, as of other multilateral forums, are nowhere near achieving even their 'half-hearted' goals.
The international community is not likely to meet a separate target set at the World Food Summit in 1996 to halve the total amount of undernourished people by next year, the study said.
(71.) FAO, The World Food Summit Five Years Later: Mobilizing the political WILL AND RESOURCES TO BANISH WORLD HUNGER 40 (2001).
Based on this definition, four dimensions of food security are identified: food availability, economic and physical access to food, food utilisation and stability over time (World Food Summit, 1996).
The food and agriculture organization (FAO) proposed `' The World Food Summit Plan of Action (1999)'' in recognition of the importance of alternative sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming.
Addressing National Consultation organized by Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) in collaboration with Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM) National Chapter Pakistan, Oxfam Novib Pakistan and Oxfam-GROW at a local hotel here on Tuesday, Tanveer Arif, Chief Executive, SCOPE elaborated that AAHM, which is a global network of intergovernmental organizations and civil society, formed as a follow up of World Food Summit in 2005.
The target set in the World Food Summit (WFS) is 18,6 million people.
"Cuba is one of the 16 countries of the world which have already reached the 1996 World Food Summit's goal of halving the total number of their undernourished.
The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing "when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life."
The meeting's agenda also includes the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA), the Arab Customs Union, the strategy of the Arab tourist project, the strategy for food and water security in the Arab region and the declaration of the World Food Summit on World Food Security.
On the other hand, at international level the concept has not only defended (has appeared at the Rio Summit in 1992, the declaration of World Food Summit organised by FAO in Rome in 1996 and in 1998, the international committee of OECD of Marrakesh Agreements in 1994) but also linked to sustainable development.
As defined at the 1996 World Food Summit, food security exists "when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life." Without access to nutritious food, conditions of malnutrition, both hunger and obesity, are often consequences.
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