UN Global Compact Report Highlights Best Practices for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
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The report reviews the best emerging practices for inspiring industries toward a more food secure and sustainable future.

The report marks a new commitment by the UN Global Compact to contribute to advancing food security and sustainable agriculture.

It profiles five components of food security and sustainable agriculture and makes recommendations including protecting and enhancing the environment while improving agricultural productivity.

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]

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