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13 Oct 2014
13 October 2014, Rome - Civil society representatives met last weekend at the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to reflect and prepare together their positions on issues to be discussed at the CFS this week. Protracted crisis, food losses and waste and fisheries and aquaculture were some of the main topics discussed during their annual forum. Discussions also touched upon the review of the 10 Years of the adoption of the Right to Food Guidelines, the Post-2015 Framework and progress made by the International Year of Family Farming. The purpose of the CSM is to facilitate civil society participation in agriculture, food security and nutrition policy...
11 Oct 2014
11 October 2014, Rome - Civil society plays a crucial role helping building consensus, giving a voice to the hungry, representing the diversity that exists in society and being a part of international decision-making processes, FAO Director-General told civil society representatives today at the Organization’s headquarters, where they began the annual forum of the International Civil Society Mechanism to UN Committee in World Food Security (CFS). Opening debate More than 200 civil society representatives will assess this weekend the last five years of the CFS since its reform in 2009.  Civil society representatives will work to...
10 Oct 2014
Plus de 200 représentants de la société civile se réuniront ce week-end pour discuter des questions relatives à la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors du Forum annuel 2014 du Mécanisme de la Société Civile (MSC), au siège de la FAO, pour se préparer pour la session plénière du Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale (CSA) de l'ONU, qui commencera le lundi 13 Octobre. C'est la troisième année consécutive que la FAO accueille le Forum annuel MSC. Le Forum de cette année commémore Chandrika Sharma, renommée défenseur des droits des pêcheurs et ancien participant du MSC, qui...
08 Oct 2014
8 October 2014, Rome – “Civil society has played a key role in the implementation of the Guidelines and has contribuited to including the Right to Adequate Food in the constitutions of 28 countries,” stated Jomo K. Sundaram, Assistant Director General – Coordinator for Economic and Social Development Department, FAO, during the presentation of the report by The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium this morning at FAO Headquarters. The 2014 Watch analyzes the “gains, concerns and struggles,” in the past ten years since the Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Adequate Food were approved by the FAO...
08 Oct 2014
7 October 2014, Rome - FAO and the Brazilian government signed an agreement today in Rome under which Brazil commits to give $ 150 000 to the Multilateral Trust Fund of the International Year of Family Farming, managed by the Organization. The funds will be used to support the participation of the civil society in the 2014 Global Dialogue on Family Farming, to be held on 25 and 26 October in Rome, and the development of a web-based platform that will include publications, policies and laws related to family farming. The agreement will also benefit the creation of a...