Position Papers

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By 2050, the world will have to feed as many as 9.7 billion people. One key to success in tackling this global challenge is to engage young agricultural leaders and equip them with the knowledge, resources, and access to markets needed to produce and distribute food to feed the world. This position paper is an update of the position taken by PSM in 2013. 

 

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To achieve the UN’s goals under the SDGs and to “enhance the linkages between agricultural technology and agroecological principles” , policy makers should take a multidisciplinary approach when seeking to achieve food security and sustainability, integrating agroecology as a scientific tool.  As policymakers work towards the goal of food security, agroecology will be a vital scientific and analytical tool.

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Agroecology is an important path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and delivering a well-functioning and sustainable food system. 

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A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

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We are faced with the global challenge of recruiting and retaining youth in agriculture. Human capital and talent are essential drivers of growth, sustainability, and security across the entire food value chain. 

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Since all parties at CFS are working on food security, nutrition and agriculture, all parties innately have interests. The cases where those interests intersect with fiduciary relationships and proposed funding should be the focus of conflicts of interest measures. Such potential cases may exist among any actor of CFS.  

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Demographics are changing. Just over half of the global population lives in towns and cities, and absolute numbers of rural inhabitants could begin declining in the near futurei. Although the share of the global poor living in urban areas continues to grow, poverty is still disproportionately a rural phenomenonii.

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Key recommendations for forestry for food security and nutrition 2017

The private sector mechanism suggests that the following policy recommendations be considered in order to safeguard and improve the contributions that the forestry sector makes to food security and nutrition, in the context of the elaboration of UN Committee on Food Security (CFS) recommendations on “sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition”.

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As the most important international standard setting body in the area of food safety, the Codex Alimentarius plays a crucial role in protecting the health of the consumers while enabling trade in agricultural products. This activity benefits both farmers and consumers. One of its most important responsibilities is Codex’s role in setting international pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs).

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