CFS46 took place at FAO Headquarters in Rome from October 14-18, and the Private Sector Mechanism had its largest delegation to date, with 211 business leaders, including over 30 youth and representatives of youth organizations, registered from 45 countries.
The Private Sector Mechanism was fortunate to have a meeting with the new FAO Director General Qu Dongyu during the 46th United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Rick White, CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association and Chair of the International Agrifood Network, shares remarks following the meeting with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
The IFAD-financed Value Chain Development Program (VCDP) and its partnership with Olam in Nigeria has been selected as one of five finalists for a global partnership award sponsored by Concordia, the U.S. Department of State, and the University of Virginia. 32,000 smallholder farmers have doubled their rice sales thanks to the VCDP partnership in Nigeria.