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Discussions

Below you can find the complete list of online discusions held until now.
To participate in the ongoing discussions and for more information such as summaries proceedings and resources please click on the title. 

Ongoing discussions

Selection and Prioritization of CFS Activities for the Biennium 2016-2017

Selection and Prioritization of CFS Activities for the Biennium 2016-2017

CFS has started a process of selection and prioritization of activities for the biennium 2016-2017. Though this online discussion, the CFS Secretariat  would like to invite all those interested to provide inputs to this process. 

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Care farming: an innovative approach for promoting women’s economic empowerment, decent rural employment and social inclusion. What works in developing countries?

Care farming: an innovative approach for promoting women’s economic empowerment, decent rural employment and social inclusion. What works in developing countries?

Care farming (also called social farming) is an innovative approach for promoting women’s economic empowerment, rural employment and the social inclusion of vulnerable people. The aim of the discussion is to gather examples of the use of care farming in developing countries. 

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Previous discussions

Global Governance for Food Security: are the current arrangements fit for the Job?

Global Governance for Food Security: are the current arrangements fit for the Job?

One of the consequences of the 2007/08 food price crisis was the emergence of a number of new institutions and initiatives that were intended to strengthen global capacities to respond to such situations. You are invited to share views on how an effective global food governance system should work and on what major issues are to be addressed in order to ensure an adequate and safe food supply for all humans at all times.

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21.04.2011 - 15.05.2011
Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women in agriculture and food security: How can we turn rhetoric into reality?

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in developing countries, however their yields are on average around 20-30 percent lower than men’s. According to the latest SOFA Report, these women frequently lack the resources and opportunities to make the most productive use of their time. What are the obstacles that women face, and most importantly what are the policies, programs and projects that can unleash their potential to boost food security and to take part in economic and social development?

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07.03.2011 - 29.03.2011

HLPE Consultation on Land Tenure and International Investments in Agriculture

The HLPE of the CFS has also received the mandate to undertake analysis and formulate policy recommendations on land tenure and international investments in agriculture and seeks you feedback on the scope of the analysis. Have important elements been omitted?  Should any of the elements be left out?

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24.01.2011 - 10.02.2011

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HLPE Consultation on Price Volatility

The HLPE of the CFS was mandated with carrying out a study on price volatility in agriculture. Has the HLPE identified the key policy instruments to reduce the frequency and magnitude of price shocks, manage risk, strengthen coping strategies and improving resilience at all levels? Do you have any innovative ideas of possible examples of these policy instruments?

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24.01.2011 - 10.02.2011

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Addressing Food Security in Biofuel Certification

Addressing Food Security in Biofuel Certification

The impact of biofuel production on food security remains a controversial issue. A number of initiatives have been established to develop voluntary sustainability standards for the certification of biofuels. Among them, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has developed a voluntary, third-party certification system for biofuel sustainability which encompasses environmental, social and economic principles and criteria, including on food security.

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10.01.2011 - 24.01.2011