Report on a visit to UNDP New York to assist in the development of a food security strategy within UNDP

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Hindmarsh, Paul ; Gordon, Ann (1996)
  • Publisher: Natural Resources Institute

This report concerns an ODA Advisory and Support Services funded visit to UNDP HQ undertaken by an NRI food security specialist and economist in April 1996. The purpose of the visit was to develop a framework for possible ODA support for the development of a strategy for handling food security issues within UNDP programmes. The consultants were asked to: (a) review UNDP's role in agriculture and food security, taking account of its mandate, its relationship to other international agencies, its experience, and existing strategies; (b) agree with UNDP staff clear statements of goal, purpose, strategies and output, together with key assumptions; and (c) identify human resource, information and dissemination needs.
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    21. Since November 1993, SEED's work on agriculture has, broadly speaking, followed a strategy which had three goals (von Mallinckrodt, 1995): 1. Advanced degree in agricultural science, agricultural economics or related area.

    6. Fluency in a second language (preferably Spanish or French), and a good working knowledge of a third UN language (Spanish, French or Arabic) .

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