IAFN Updates

Thursday, 13th July 2017 | 09.00 – 16.30

Yale Club, New York City | 50 Vanderbilt Ave (next to Grand Central Station)

Join us in raising awareness & investments in achieving Goal 2 & its interlinkages with all SDGs

The Committee on World Food Security invites you to share experiences and examples to help identify lessons learned and good practices on investments promoting healthy food systems, including those implemented through south-south and triangular exchanges.

Taking stock of existing country-level experiences and lessons learnt on how to improve nutrition is a powerful way to stimulate stakeholders to adopt, adapt and scale up proven and effective practices that are both country- and context- specific.

The IAFN Asia Chapter was established to mirror and expand the IAFN’s work in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to be the platform for international trade associations and companies involved in the agri-food sector in Asia to engage with multilateral and international tri-sector initiatives.

The Rome-based Agencies (RBAs - including FAO, IFAD and WFP, along with Bioversity International) and the FSN Forum are glad to invite you to the new online consultation “How can value chains be shaped to improve nutrition?”.

This Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is a single, living document annually approved by the CFS Plenary. Its purpose is to improve coordination and guide synchronized action by a wide range of stakeholders. GSF aims to provide an overarching framework and a single reference document with practical guidance on core recommendations for food security and nutrition strategies. Although is not a legally binding instrument, it offers guidelines and recommendations for catalysing coherent policy action at the global, regional and country levels by the full range of stakeholders, responsible for policy areas with a direct or indirect impact on food security and nutrition, such as trade, agriculture, health, environment, natural resources and economic or investment policies. 

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, is now posted on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has invited an international group of high-level experts to elaborate a Charter Document on Rural Development, which shall be presented as an input to the BMZ International Conference on Rural Development titled: ONE WORLD – No Hunger, Future of the rural world. This conference will be held in Berlin on April 27 and 28, 2017.

LONDON – March 16, 2017 – Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement, concluded here during a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) meeting in Bonn in November of this year.

Call for experiences and effective policy approaches in addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics

Following the CFS Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security and Nutrition held at the last CFS Plenary session, CFS is compiling experiences and effective policy approaches for addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics. The aim is to draw a set of key policy messages and to support the upscaling of successful approaches and programmes that lead to improved food security and nutrition.

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15–16 May 2017.

In preparation for the Forum, a Call for Innovations has been launched for the sharing of innovations that provide solutions targeted to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14. Innovators from around the world are invited to submit their scientific and technological solutions to the challenges posed by these six SDGs by 24 March 2017 at http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org. This year, special emphasis will be placed on learning about innovations where the Internet may have played a significant role in knowledge sharing and technology transfer.