IAFN Updates

The Chair’s summary and draft outcomes of the CFS Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition are accessible for download on the FAO website here

The HLPE has released today the full report on Nutrition and food systems. You may download directly the pdf here

The report will be launched officially during Plenary on Tuesday 10 October, morning session (10h00-13h00). Agenda and more information will be posted on the HLPE website in the coming days.

 

The 2018 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA), one of FAO’s annual flagship publications, will focus on migration and the challenges it poses to food security as well as to peace and stability. 

The CFS was reformed in the aftermath of the 2007/8 food crisis to become an inclusive body bringing all actors involved in food security and nutrition together in one forum. CFS is also the foremost platform in the complex UN system to discuss all issues relevant to food and nutrition security with the aim to achieve policy convergence. CFS is meant to capture many divergent interests and to attempt to create consensus and provide science-based policy recommendations to serve Member States around the world. Every party involved in the CFS has a vested interest, responsibility and mandate to work collectively to bring about positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable to end hunger and malnutrition. 

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more, with multiple forms of malnutrition threatening the health of millions.  

Following the CFS Bureau decision on the 7th June 2017 accepting the proposal of composition for the new HLPE Steering Committee, as formulated by the Ad-Hoc Technical Selection Committee, and following the subsequent 1-month non-objection period, the composition of the new HLPE Steering Committee is consolidated and available on the HLPE website

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them!

The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest issues around the world. In 2017, the CPF will award another individual for her/his outstanding achievements for forests.

A Side-event to the high-level political forum 2017   

With 20 to 30 million people at immediate risk of famine in July 2017 in only four countries, the world is currently facing levels of food insecurity unprecedented since world war II. One of the main causes of this dramatic regression is protracted crises, often triggered by conflicts, climate shocks, or both; and their complexity makes successful interventions particularly challenging:  Zero hunger is an illusion in a world affected by protracted crises.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR FARMERS AND SMEs TO ATTEND THE UN COMMITTEE ON WORLD FOOD SECURITY

The Private Sector Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security will be sponsoring the participation of several farmers and SMEs representatives in the annual meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security that will take place October 9 to 13 at the FAO in Rome, Italy. 

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