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WFO Comments to the “Draft of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition”
The World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO, strongly supports the Second International Conference on Nutrition and the importance of a “Rome Declaration on Nutrition”. As a general comment, WFO wants to highlight the importance of explicitly referring to farmers, the main food producers and those responsible for high-quality food production, as key stakeholders to achieve better nutrition standards.
Nutrition is certainly a major challenge to development, and all stakeholders, including farmers, civil society, private sector, and Governments have to join forces and make an extra effort to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition all over the world. Involving farmers in this process is the key for success. Farmers do not simply produce food, but they are the ones who know what to produce, how to produce and when to produce. Farmers have the knowledge and expertise to produce high-quality food which is the basic element to achieve better nutrition goals.
Please find attached the detailed comments to the "Draft of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition".
The World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO, would invite the CFS to implement more action-oriented, farmer-centric initiatives for the biennium 2016-17. For instance, it would be important to organize regional consultations with farmers’ organizations regardless their size (small medium and large scale farmers), gender age and geographical position to foster their involvement in the CFS activities and processes. A part from the annual meeting of the CFS, there should be additional occasions to directly involve farmers in the policy debate on global food security with a right to speak for them selves and not only represented by institutions. With this perspective, the CFS through its mechanisms should promote the organization of multi stakeholder workshops at regional level that would see farmers at the center of the stage as well as all other actors of the society, private and public sectors, research institutions, international organizations, foundations.