Jointly organized by ECFS and the World Bank, the objective of this online consultation is to bring together food policy experts and other stakeholders including representatives of Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, Farmers, Women and Youth associations from Eurasian region to identify Food Security and soil issues and facilitate discussions on how to tackle them, improving collaboration and cooperation in the Eurasian region.
This discussion will serve as a preparatory stage for the upcoming International Conference on Eurasian Food Security and Nutrition Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership to be held in Bishkek, February 29-March 2, 2016, part of the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) Regional Consultation series. The consultation will facilitate the exchange of ideas and formulation of preliminary action plans among participants of the conference and the broader food security community. The outcomes of this e-consultation will be summarized and presented at the Bishkek Conference and will inform the future work of ECFS, as well as the process of capturing regional and national issues, challenges and priorities to be addressed in Central Asia and the Caucasus for ensuring regional food security in the context of the preparation of the GCARD3 Global Event, co-organized by GFAR and the CGIAR.
The following topics are suggested for the discussion:
Topic 1: Building the Eurasian Food security network
Topic 2: Barriers to Sustainable Soil Management in Eurasia