The FAO-WFP led thematic consultation on food and nutrition security consisted in three phases, meant to engage the broadest range of possible actors, and collecting their views on both lessons learned from MDGs as well as on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
The three phases:
Phase 1 – 19/11/2012 - 10/01/2013:
The online consultation elicited over 270 contributions from a diverse set of respondents. This included views from governments, from NGOs and CSOs, from academia, from professional bodies and interest groups, the private sector and individuals.
Distribution of comments received
The overall feedback provided strong implicit and explicit support for priority emphasis on food security, and nutrition in the next iteration of global development goals. Contributors conveyed both an appreciation of the central importance of good nutrition and healthy diets as a precondition for attaining a range of human development goals, and a sense of unfinished business. While stopping short of detailed policy prescriptions – which contributors stated are probably best developed principally at the national level - contributors agreed there is a need for ambitious objectives, and a stronger, better-targeted framework to guide and prioritize action to eradicate hunger and all forms of malnutrition.
The Zero Hunger Challenge was mentioned as a good example.
Phase 2 – 11th February 2013:
This meeting aimed at refining the emerged issues in the on line consultation and define key messages for the Post 2015 Framework on Food Security and Nutrition.
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Written contributions to the WFP-FAO convened consultation of the Committee on World Food Security stakeholders:
Phase 3 – 4th April 2013:
The meeting brought together a select group of high-level invitees including worldwide to stimulate a debate among participants and seek strategic and political commitment.