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Meeting with private sector representatives to CFS

Focus on nutrition and climate change

20 October 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met private sector representatives to the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), for talks that focused on joint efforts to improve nutrition and tackle the effects of climate change. 

A global conversation 

In addition to acting as the UN system's guiding body for food security and nutrition debates, CFS is structured to allow participants from civil society, the private sector, other UN agencies and international financial institutions, research bodies and other non-state actors a voice in policy decisions. This plenary, the 43rd, has set a record with more than 1,400 registered participants.

Its week-long deliberations will include a host of side events, a forum on urbanization - an increasingly important theme for food security and nutrition.

Delegates will also endorse two sets of policy recommendations, one regarding the role of livestock in sustainable agricultural development and another regarding the importance of connecting smallholders to markets.