The principles for responsible agricultural investments (rai) in the context of food security and nutrition:
The Zero Draft has been developed on the basis of the terms of reference endorsed by the CFS Plenary in October 2012. It reflects all major issues discussed during earlier deliberations of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG). The purpose of the Zero Draft is to serve as a basis for discussion and feedback ahead of the series of regional consultations and information sharing and outreach events planned throughout 2013.
Background Document providing further guidance
This is the result of a process of initial drafting by a consultant, review by the technical support team (TST) composed of senior experts from FAO, IFAD and WFP and drafting by the Secretariat with input from the TST.
Concept note for OEWG Meeting 16 & 17 May, FAO, Rome
The first step in discussing the Zero Draft will be the meeting of the OEWG scheduled for 16 and 17 May in FAO, Rome, Italy. The concept note outlines the scope of the discussion, providing a tentative agenda/timetable, and listing three questions around which the discussion will be structured. At the end of the first day delegations will have an opportunity to make general statements which should not exceed 3 minutes. The text of any planned general statement should be sent in advance to the Secretariat at email@example.com to facilitate the preparation of the Chair’s summary which will be presented and discussed on the second day.
CFS 39, 2012
CFS has approved an inclusive consultation process to develop and ensure broad ownership of principles for responsible agricultural investments. The expected outcome is a set of principles to promote investments in agriculture that contribute to food security and nutrition and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
The principles will be presented to CFS in 2014 for endorsement.
Find out more in the CFS 39 Final Report