This blog is based on closing remarks at the UN Committee on Food Security (CFS) side event “Partnering for Change: Multistakeholder Partnerships and CFS” organised by the Private Sector Mechanism, in Rome 17 October 2019.
Written by Herman Brouwer
Every year we hear more exiting examples of partnerships. The trend is that multistakeholder partnerships (MSPs) for the SDGs are still on the rise, in particular amongst private sector players. This is a welcome development. Ten years ago there still was a lot of skepticism about MSPs. At Wageningen University and Research we saw some interesting successes, but it took much convincing and selling to get people on board. Today MSPs are almost mainstream – that is progress.
The Glencore Agriculture Sustainability Report 2018 has now been published. This is Glencore Agriculture’s first independent sustainability report to be made publicly available. The report details their sustainability approach and strategy and gives highlights of their activities in Health, Safety, Environment and Community throughout 2018.
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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).