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We are seeking participants and speakers for the Business Symposium and 3rd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 2-6 2017.

Written by Steve Ngunyi, Founder of Icon (Be One) Ltd., Kenya

I had the privilege to attend this year’s UN Committee on World Food Security thanks to a grant provided for farmers and SMEs to join the Private Sector Mechanism. My expectation of CFS 44 was that I would have the opportunity to share my experience as an entrepreneur from an emerging market on the important role played by SMEs to achieve food security and nutrition. I also was looking to learn about global case studies that can be localized back at home.

A new online discussion on Sustainable Farming Systems for Food and Nutrition Security, organized jointly with the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia Research Programme (LANSA), is open for contributions until November 10, 2017. 

From 18 October 2017 to 15 November 2017 During its 44th Plenary Session (9-13 October 2017), the CFS requested the HLPE to produce a report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition”, to be presented at CFS46 Plenary session in October 2019. Learn more:

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