CFS 2014 Private Sector Engagement

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Fisheries and aquaculture make an important contribution to food security and the reduction of poverty. Together, they can offer a wide range of advantages in terms of inputs of energy, fresh water, land, carbon emissions, as well as providing high protein yields. In addition, recent innovations and developments in non-food fish, especially on the by-products from food fish production, have led to new marine products such as bio-active compounds, marine proteins and food processing aids that help eliminate waste, increase efficiency and add value. Recognition of the potential contribution from the sector in all its diversity will drive further improvement in production methods, particularly in the management of fisheries in the developing world.

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"The world population is expected to increase to over 9 billion by 2050. There is a requirement to guarantee this growing population access to and control of safe, nutritious food and to manage the necessary balance between food demand, health and nutrition requirements and natural resources. Our expert panel members discussed existing solutions to solve food safety problems through pre-competitive collaborations, including public-private partnerships that utilize

the unique expertise, tools, knowledge and capabilities of the private sector, universities, and all other stakeholders. "

 

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The private sector was well represented at the 2014 Plenary session of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The Private Sector Mechanism, responsible for coordinating the involvement of agri-businesses, assembled a delegation of almost 90 business leaders from 30 different countries, representing a myriad of different perspectives from all stages of the agri-food value chain. Relationships with United Nations stakeholders were fostered and strengthened through a dozen bilateral meetings, conducted in three different UN languages. Private sector actors collectively hosted 4 very well-attended side events, reports from which can be read here.

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The side-event will shift the focus of the debate away from the well-known challenges and focus on a call for action with key policy recommendations directed at African leaders. It will build on the campaign “Smallholders Access to Fertilizers in Africa” advocated for by 8 organizations involved in African agricultural development. The campaign video, launched at the African Green Revolution Forum, will also be presented during the event.

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The meeting saw a gathering of 120 delegates including Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives, CEOs, association representatives, donor organizations, NGOs, leaders from the Rome-based agencies and World Bank. The theme of the dinner was Talent Development in Agriculture and Private Sector Engagement.

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Although it is still the largest provider of employment worldwide, the agricultural workforce is decreasing in every part of the world. In order to feed an estimated nine billion people by 2050, global agriculture must increase production by 70%. Better knowledge, skills and talent must be developed within agriculture to meet this challenge. Long-term sustainability and increased productivity will require locality-specific knowledge and technical bases, as well as soft skills such as partnering and critical thinking. This side event will look at the up-skilling and re-tooling of the current agricultural workforce with diverse and more holistic educational programs with a focus on preparing for the CFS in 2015.

Congratulations to Simon N. Groot for winning the World Food Prize for his essential work empowering smallholder… https://t.co/WDdzRcdNbu
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:24