Food Security and Nutrition in South Caucasus: EU-funded project presents research findings at a conference in Tbilisi (15/06/2016)

On June 15-16, 2016 an International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition takes place in Tbilisi.

The event brings together key stakeholders and international experts from the region and across Europe to discuss the current situation, challenges and best practices in food security and nutrition policy development.  European country representatives will showcase international models on developing inclusive policies and programmes for small holder farmers. International and local experts will present comprehensive approaches to developing healthy nutrition and food systems.

Oxfam has carried out extensive research through its European Union funded Project: Improving Regional Food Security in the South Caucasus through National Strategies and Smallholder Production. The conference participants will present some of the research findings on the topics of nutrition, food security monitoring and gender sensitive approaches to agriculture and nutrition relevant for the South Caucasus Region and beyond. 


To find out more about Food Security please visit our website: www.foodsecuritysc.com 

Background:
From 2013, Oxfam implements the 4-year European Union funded Project Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Smallholder Production in the South Caucasus. Central to the project is the publication of gender sensitive food security and nutrition strategies in the South Caucasus. Food security is an important part of the agricultural policy framework and is an important part of social and economic policies that guarantee local food production and people's access to healthy and diverse food.

For press and media inquiries please contact:
Nino Gvianishvili, Oxfam in Georgia Communications Officer: ngvianishvili@oxfam.org.uk 
Maia Chitaia, Action Global Communications Regional: maia.chitaia@actionprgroup.com  mob: 599 49 00 12
Aghvani Harutunyan, Action Global Communications Armenia: aghavni.h@actionprgroup.com