FAO Report on Water for Food Security and Nutrition

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is pleased to announce the publication of the HLPE "Report on Water for Food Security and Nutrition". The HLPE report was launched in FAO/Rome on 15 May 2015. Presenters included Per Pinstrup-Andersen, HLPE Steering Committee Chair; Maryam Rahmanian, HLPE Steering Committee Vice-Chair and Lyla Mehta, HLPE Project Team leader. The HLPE is the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security. HLPE reports are requested by CFS and serve as the starting point of CFS’s multi-stakeholder discussions for policy convergence and coordination of actions around critical food security issues.

The report provides a state-of-the-art review on water for food security and nutrition. Water (availability, quality, stability and access) has an essential role in food security through its multiple contributions to health and nutrition, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, and food processing, with important gender-related aspects. The HLPE report explores ways for improved water management in agriculture and food systems, as well as for improved water governance for food security and nutrition. It provides recommendations to strengthenwater policies for food security and better nutrition, as well as coordination among the different fields and actors at all levels, with a long-term perspective.

Read more: http://www.fao.org/cfs/cfs-hlpe/en/ .