IAFN Updates

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.

To view the report please visit: https://files.glencoreagriculture.com.au/sustainability_Report_2018/ 

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.

Registration for CFS46 is now open. Members of the private sector are encouraged to register themselves via this link: https://bit.ly/327VFjF  

Rome, 26 June 2019: Rick White, CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), has been elected Chair of the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN). The IAFN works on a wide variety of issues relating to agriculture, food, and nutrition, and serves as the focal point for the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). White will lead the IAFN for the next two years in bringing together 18 international agriculture, farmer, and food associations that represent over 10,000 businesses worldwide in 135 countries. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, and the European Commission are pleased to launch a call for experts for the establishment of a Working Group to develop a global and regional assessment of the state of knowledge on soil biodiversity.

23 June 2019, Rome – Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 23 June 2019. Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, constituting a majority in the first round. The election took place during the 41st session of the FAO Conference (22-29 June 2019), the highest governing body of the Organization. 

The Business and Industry Major Group (B&I) in New York has found two volunteers to take on the role of focal point: Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Strategic International Engagement, Environment and Energy Affairs, United States Council for international Business (USCIB); and Shea Gopaul, Special Representative to the UN for the International Organization of Employers (IOE). 

In 2013, McDonald’s made commitments to increase customers’ access to fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and water on its menu with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization that was co-founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.  The global commitment was independently verified in the 20 top markets that represent 85% of McDonald’s global sales.

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Friday, 15 November 2019 21:43