CFS 44 Sessions

Monday 9th October - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World


Monday 9th October - CFS 44 Lessons Learned Implementing the 2030 Agenda


Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA


Mitiku Tesso, Minister plenipotentiary and Deputy permanent representative in Rome (Ethiopia)

Tri Purnajaya, Director for Trade, Commodity, and Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia 

Luigi De Chiara, Head of the Unit for Strategies, global processes and international organisations, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Italy)

Katarina Eriksson, the Food for Development Office of Tetra Laval (Sweden)

  1. Key national strategies and first results
  2. Bottlenecks and policy gaps; lessons learned so far 

Further contributions (original language only):   

Tuesday 10th October -Launch of HLPE Report on Evaluation of CFS Nutrition and Food Systems


Tuesday 10th October - Update on ICN2 Reporting



Tuesday 10th October - Good Practice and Lesson Sharing for Improved Nutrition


Lucy Hockings, BBC Moderator


Elizabeth Mpofu, Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers orum (ZIMSOFF)

Salvatore Basile, International Network of Eco-Regions (INNER)

Katarina Eriksson, Food For Development Office, Tetra Laval

Aslam Shaheen, Chief of Nutrition, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform and SUN Focal Point, Government of Pakistan

Lorena Rodriguez, Head of the Department of Food and Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Chile

Lister Katsvairo, Head, Africa Region Partnership Countries, HarvestPlus


CFS Advancing Nutrition including the Decade of Action on Nutriton




Wednesday 11th October - Policy Convergence: Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition


Outcomes of the Thirteen Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity – Cancun, 2016

Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security

Thursday 12 October - Response to the Independent - Launch of HLPE Report on Evaluation of CFS


Thursday 12 October – Urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition

In addition to guiding the future work of the Committee on this topic, as outlined in the CFS Multiyear Programme of Work for 2018-19, the intention in this agenda item is to have a substantive and interactive discussion on the issues at stake for the future of food security and nutrition in a changing rural-urban environment.

Building on the work carried out last year through the Forum on Urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition and on the report developed this year on Experiences and effective policy approaches in addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural urban dynamics, the Plenary discussion on this agenda item will focus on advancing CFS work around this topic and set the stage for the two intersessional events to be carried out in 2018.  FAO will share some of the policy implications emerging from the latest State of Food and Agriculture Report 2017, launched at CFS on 9 October 2017 and perspectives on the issues will be shared by the panellists.


H.E. Hans Hoogeveen (Netherlands), Chair of the OEWG on Urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition.


H.R.H. Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme (Presentation)

Mr Ankit Kawatra -  Feeding India

Ms Nono Dimakatso Sekhoto -  Farmer

Mr Marco Sanchez Cantillo -  FAO

Friday 13th October - Critical & Emerging Issues for Food Security & Nutrition

HLPE presentation

Foresight presentation