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Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

The CFS is expected to adopt the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems.
There will also be policy round tables on food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems and the role of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition.

Date: 17/10/2014
Start: 14:30 (UTC/GMT +2)

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Press conference to launch of FAO's annual flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture
in English

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World Food Day 2014 ceremony
in English

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Annual McGovern Lecture
in English

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"Feeding the global family: Does climate change put us all at risk ?"
in English

Considering that the world faces increasing population pressure in the next few decades - with an expected global population of over 9 billion by 2050 - the event will explore how food production can be increased, in a sustainable manner, to feed the expected global population.
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