Dr Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the FAO, met on October 11 with 9 members of the PSM representing the agri-food chain, as part of the meetings organized during the UN Committee on World Food Security. Together they discussed: sustainable food production, nutrition, food waste, land tenure, responsible agricultural investment.
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The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) will take place on 27 November 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in the margins of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Forum will be the business window of the Summit and will convey practical views and proposals to the political leaders. It will bring together African and European economic operators representing multi-nationals, large corporations, small and medium-scale enterprises and confederations, start-ups, private and public financiers, and multilateral and regional institutions, to discuss practical opportunities to work together and to improve the business and investment climate.
Today the 2017 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report: Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation has been released.
The new report looks at how population growth, increasing urbanization, technologies, and climate change are transforming rural and urban areas, and how the world’s food systems are evolving.
The PSM comments on the CFS Forum on Women's Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition are available online here.
The PSM welcomes the summary and outcomes of the forum, and considers women’s empowerment to be an essential component of policies and programmes aiming to improve food security and nutritional outcomes. We are therefore extremely pleased to see the increased attention this issue has garnered in the context of the CFS, and fully support the emphasis placed in the outcomes on the importance of mainstreaming gender equality, women’s and girls’ rights, and women’s empowerment in all CFS workstreams, products, and documents, particularly given the importance afforded to this throughout the Agenda 2030, both as a stand alone goal (SDG5), and as a common thread throughout the SDGs as a whole.