Connecting Smallholders to Markets
8 - 9 June, 9.30 – 12.30 & 14.30 – 17.30 Rome time, FAO, Rome
The CFS Open Ended Working Group on Connecting Smallholders to Markets will hold the final negotiations leading to the endorsement of policy recommendations at CFS 43. The meetings will be webcast – background documentation and the webcast link are available on the meeting page.
Standing Committee on Nutrition and CFS Event - Trade and Nutrition: Opportunities and Risks
10 June, 9.30 – 12.30 Rome time, FAO Rome
This event aims to increase common understanding about healthy diets in the context of trade and value chains. It will highlight the opportunities and constraints in enhancing coherence between trade policy and nutrition action as well as provide insights from various perspectives and experiences that show the relations between trade and nutrition.
From the MDGs to the SDGs: Understanding the meaning of the “2030 Agenda” for Food Security and Nutrition
17 June, 14.30 – 17.00 Rome time, WFP Rome
A panel from the UN in New York will discuss with CFS stakeholders in Rome what the 2030 Agenda means for food security and nutrition actors. Discussants will debate how CFS can contribute meaningfully to the achievement and review of the food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture related goals and targets. More details including the webcast link will be on the event page.
22-24 June, Berlin, Germany
The event, which will be opened by Christian Schmidt, the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, will discuss food systems with the themes of diversification, processing, women’s empowerment and nutrition education. The CFS Chair Ambassador Amira Gornass will participate. Policies against Hunger 2016 intends to show ways in which these four components together can help ensure adequate nutrition and how this can be realized in practice.
Launch of the HLPE Report on Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock
1 July, 9.30 – 12.30 Rome time, FAO, Rome
The CFS High Level of Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) science and evidence based report on Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock will be launched by the Chair of the HLPE Steering Committee, Patrick Caron. The main findings of the report and recommendations will be presented by Wilfrid Legg, the HLPE Project Team Leader. Details of the launch including the webcast link will be on the CFS 43 web page shortly before the launch.
11 – 20 July, UN, New York
Following an invitation from the His Excellency Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC, to offer substantive inputs to this meeting, the CFS Chair conveyed a contribution on behalf of CFS summarizing how the Committee works and how its model could contribute to “ensuring that no one is left behind”. The contribution put forward CFS policy products to date, major frameworks and policy recommendations, and presented how these contribute to both more inclusive food security and nutrition, and to more impact in reaching out to the most marginalized and vulnerable. The Chair will be traveling to New York for the meeting between 11-20 July and will participate in a number of side events related to food security and nutrition for sustainable development.