IAFN Updates

During October and November, 2021 PSM hosted a series of training webinars that highlighted the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. The Guidelines were endorsed during CFS47 in February 2021. 

The webinars took place in three time zones allowing people from around the world to participate. The training sessions also included participation from FAO Independent Chair Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen and the CFS Chair Mr. Thanawat Tienson and Mr. Gabriel Ferrero, respectively. 

You can view all three of the webinar training videos here.

Resilient Trade Ecosystems are critical to successful food systems. Ecosystem resilience is the dynamic ability to absorb disturbances to domestic production and local supply chains and reorganize. This involves state change to maintain critical functions and builds on the UN report: Making trade work for the environment, prosperity, and resilience. Resilient Trade Ecosystems (RTEs) help to achieve global food security.

Read PSM's full RTE messaging  pdf here. (164 KB)

The Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit took place from 7 - 8 December in Tokyo, Japan. The Summit brought together a cross-section of stakeholders to announce their final financial commitments and chart a path forward to achieve Agenda 2030. 

You can read about just a few of PSM's N4G commitments below. 

To end poverty and hunger globally and meet the targets of the SDGs, we must build agency for the approximately 4.5 billion people that depend on food systems for their livelihoods. 

The CFS49 side event on "How can data & digital technology support smallholder farmers and enable more equitable, inclusive and sustainable food systems?" is set to take place October 14 from 12:45-14:15 CEST. 

Our food system needs to nourish people while providing resilient, decent livelihoods, and respecting human rights.  With pressure on food affordability, now more than ever we need innovation, greater empowerment of women and youth, and resilience for all aspects of the food system from crops to livestock, vegetables to fish, local to global trade. At a time when hunger is rising, there could be no more urgent moment for the Food Systems Summit. 

Join us, September 29, 2021 at 10-11:30 CEST – 15-16:30 ICT for an outreach event in collaboration with the CFS Secretariat: Business Training Session on the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.

A note from the CFS Secretariat:

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) invites you to share your experiences and good practices on the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI).

On 14 July the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the Dominican Republic co-hosted a side event during the UN's High Level Political Forum (HLPF). The event was entitled "Global Policy Coordination for SDG-2; CFS amid COVID-19." 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic poverty and hunger have increased. In particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and workers have been hit hard. As a result, the world needs to get value chains functioning, and allow for greater access to digital and other innovations.

Systems that were the most resilient during the pandemic had good social protection (too often SMEs are omitted), short communication chains, and excellent partnerships and engagement with governments and other stakeholders. This indicates a strong linkage to SDG17, partnerships.

Business is critical to the 'build back better' process in all sectors, and in SDG2 in particular where we see the full value chain from farm to fork.

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