UN Global Compact Report Highlights Best Practices for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
August 2012: A new publication launched by the UN Global Compact¬†highlights the most urgent issues facing the¬†private sector in relation to food security and¬†sustainable agriculture. The report¬†marks a new commitment by the UN Global Compact¬†to contribute to advancing¬†food security and sustainable agriculture.
Titled "Scaling Up: Global Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture," the report reviews the¬†best emerging practices for inspiring¬†industries toward a more food secure and¬†sustainable future. It profiles five key components of food security and sustainable agriculture, including: sustainable sourcing; improving land and water management; enhancing nutrition; effectively using technology; and reducing commodity price volatility.
Some of the key recommendations of the report include:¬†investing in agricultural productivity, particularly among smallholder farmers; improving the quality of and access to nutritional food; protecting and enhancing the environment¬†while improving agricultural productivity; supporting technological innovation that is applicable and accessible to poor farmers; and reducing commodity price volatility. [Publication:¬†Scaling Up: Global Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture]