As a contribution to the GCARD3 process the International Conference on Eurasian Food Security and Nutrition Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership - jointly organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), FAO, the World Bank, IFPRI, and GFAR (through CACAARI). Held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Repulbic from 29 February to 2 March 2016, the conference provided an opportunity to discuss and analyze current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region; generated the discussion about best and most effective practices to promote and expand multi- and cross-sectoral collaboration on a country, regional and global level; and offered the floor for the Eurasian Soil Partnership Plenary meeting.

At this event, the organizers hosted food policy makers and policy professionals from Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries from the region; members of globally-known international organizations such as IFAD and various CGIAR centers; members from global and regional food policy think-tanks, academia, extension services and agro-business representatives from the region.

At the end of the two-and-a-half days event, participants identified pathways for cooperation and collaboration through the Eurasian Network for Food Security and Nutrition. Working together to improve regional data collection, applying comprehensive knowledge, and set-up strong information systems members of the Network would aim to improve food security and nutrition in the Eurasian region.

Following are the engaging blog posts produced during the Conference by the GFAR-supported social media reporting team:

Producing More with Less

Feb 29 2016: Leo gets an Oscar and Eurasian region talks about food security and soil partnership

And then I asked a question…

The Journey of the Goosefeet

Do we really need a Magic Stick?

Work it, data!

Agriculture with wings

Is Small still Beautiful?

Organic or panic?

Kyrgyz Haricot: To bean or not to bean?

And who will feed us?

A spoonful of gold, anyone?

Meet Nodar, not your ‘Typical’ Farmer

Puzzled in Central Asia

Salinity: Live with it or Fight it?

Behind the scenes: The ones who stay in the shadows

Sustainable Transfers of What?

Innovation Platforms: Why do we need this?

Reviving the Agricultural Coordination Mechanism

 

Thursday, 07 Jan. 2016