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Following the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nutrition meeting held during the morning of 28 March, the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) hosted Healthy by Design: How Products and Guidelines Meet. This interactive, educational event consisted of a luncheon and series of tastings guided by members of the private sector. These private sector actors shared examples of the practical implications of nutrient profiles on product development and reformulation, with the goal of demonstrating to attendees the challenges and opportunities for collective action that meets public health objectives.

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HLPF Side Event Report for "Leaving No One Behind in Food Security and Nutrition Governance". The inclusive process and policy tools of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). 

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This event was part of a series of events to “develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence work” on nutrition and food systems, called for by the strategy “CFS engagement in advancing nutrition” approved by CFS 43.

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Rome Declaration on Nutrition: Conference Outcome Document from the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome from 19 to 21 November 2014, jointly organized by FAO and WHO, to address the multiple challenges of malnutrition in all its forms and identify opportunities for tackling them in the next decades.

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The Framework for Action aims to guide the implementation of the commitments of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition adopted by the Second International Conference on Nutrition held in Rome, Italy, on 19-21 November 2014.

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This event was hosted by Mars Inc. and it was focused on two intervention strategies where the private sector could play prominent roles to help eliminate food insecurity: 1) Develop and deliver fortified nutritious food products to vulnerable populations, and 2) Seize opportunities to include nutrition in the agriculture production supply chain. The synergy between the two represent affordable and cost-effective strategies that the private sector can deploy now and expect several social, economic and health benefits, especially among women and young children.

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On November 18 the private sector had a special pre-conference with the highest ranks of the UN organising bodies of ICN2: the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) & the World Health Organisation (WHO). As co-convenor of the conference, FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva attended our event alongside his Deputy Director-General of Operations, Dan Gustafson. The aim of the event was to enable actors from across the agri-food value chain to explain their role in providing nutrition, as well as highlight how they should be seen as a source of solutions and an important implementation partner. 

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The partnerships forum on nutrition provided a unique setting for sharing examples and concrete experiences of successful initiatives across sectors in many countries, particularly focusing on “partnerships”. 

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The Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) to the CFS and the Government of Germany decided to co-host the Partnership Forum on Nutrition in order to demonstrate that collaborations between the public and private sectors and civil society can contribute to public health, sanitary measures and above all to creating sustainable and nutrition-enhancing food systems to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition as well as supporting and promoting healthy diets.


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PSM Partnerships Forum on Nutrition Speaker Biographies

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Strengthening Food Systems to Improve Nutrition Outcomes. Sustainable and resilient food systems must provide consumers adequate and reliable access to diverse, affordable, safe, and nutritious diets. Each of these components is essential in its own right, but no single component is sufficient to overcome food insecurity.

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PSM Nutrition Paper on Nutrition Issues 2014

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TRADE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION - Trade and policies that enable trade are critical to reducing poverty, advancing broad-based and sustainable economic growth, supporting jobs, raising living standards, enhancing food security, expanding the variety of products available to consumers, and helping people everywhere get accessible safe, affordable, nutritious food. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development notes that “national development efforts need to be supported by an enabling international economic environment, including coherent and mutually supporting world trade, monetary and financial systems, and strengthened and enhanced global economic governance.” 


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Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture - FAO defines nutrition-sensitive agriculture as a food-based approach to agricultural development that puts nutrient-dense foods, dietary diversity, and food fortification at the heart of overcoming malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. This approach stresses the multiple benefits derived from enjoying a variety of foods, recognizing the nutritional value of food for health. The overall objective of nutrition-sensitive agriculture is to promote healthy diets by better equipping food systems to deliver safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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Achieving Nutrition Security: A Defined Implementation Partnership. June 20, 2014. PSM Intervention Statement for an informal meeting before the INC2 Conference.

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