Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

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13 - 18 October 2014, FAO, Rome

Monday 13 October 2014

Setting the Stage for CFS 41

10.30 - 11.00

Agenda Item III SOFI 2014

Presentation by Pietro Gennari, Director, FAO Statistics Division and Chief Statistician


Round Tables: Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems (IV)

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Chair: Zerubabel Mijumbi Nyiira, Minister of State for Agriculture, Entebbe, Uganda
Rapporteur: Khaled El Taweel, Alternate Permanent  Representative, Egypt
HLPE Panelist: Vishweshwaraiah Prakash, Project Team Leader of the HLPE Report
Second Panelist: Jaime Rolando Ochoa Schaad, Head of the Food Storage Unit in the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, Guatemala.


The role of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition (IV)

Chair: Fábio Hazin, Federal and Rural University of Pernambuco, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Brazil
Rapporteur: Johan Williams, Chair of Committee on Fisheries (COFI), FAO
HLPE Panelist: C. Béné, Project Team Leader of the HLPE Report
Second Panelist:  Editrudith Lukanga, Executive Director - EMEDO,  Co President WFF, Mwanza, Tanzania

13 October 2014
Launche of FAO-EU eLearning Courses
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14 October 2014
CFS 41 Plenary Day 2
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13 - 18 October 2014
CFS 41 Information Marketplace
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Tuesday 14 October


Coordination and Linkages with CFS

CFS 2014/41/6 Coordination & Linkages with CFS - Session Guidelines and Background Information

Other languages in Session Documents

Facilitator:  Gerda Verburg, CFS Chair

Global: Food Security and Nutrition in the Post 2015 framewor

  • Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General, Sectoral and Thematic Directorates, EU
  • Louise Kantrow, Global Business Alliance; Permanent Representative to the UN for the ICC
  • Per Pinstrup-Anderson,Chair of the High Level Panel of Experts Steering Committee
  • Stineke Oenema, Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, representing CSM

Supporting Documents: Outcome Document - Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals


Regional: CAADP/NEPAD’s efforts to mainstream nutrition in agriculture

  • Haladou Salha, Senior Technical Adviser, NEPAD
  • Karim Mtambo, Director, National Food Security in the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Djibo Bagna, Pan African Farmer’s Forum, representing CSM
  • Arne Cartridge, CEO Grow Africa


National Case studies and lessons learned: Right to Food (Va) 

  • India: Deepak Kumar, Joint Secretary, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • El Salvador: Excmo. Sr. Don Orestes Fredesman Ortéz Andrade, Ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería
  • Jordan: Radi Al Tarawneh, Secretary General of Ministry of Agriculture

Right to Food Ten Year Perspective (Vb) 

Supporting Documents

Available in the languages indicated

Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security

English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Chinese | Russian

The right to food: Past commitment, current obligation, further action for the future. A Ten-Year Retrospective on the Right to Food Guidelines by the FAO Right to Food Team

English | French | Spanish

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014  - Ten Years of the Right to Food Guidelines: Gains, Concerns and Struggles

English | French | Spanish

CSO Synthesis Paper on the 10 Years Right to Adequate Food Guidelines

English | French | Spanish

15 October 2014
CFS 41 Plenary Day 3
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Thursday 16 October: CFS Special Event

14.30 - 17.30

A CFS, World Food Day, International Year of Family Farming event: Innovation in family farming: Towards ensuring food security and nutrition

  CFS 2014/41/INF/7 Rev. 2 Background Information. Other languages available in Session Documents.

Supporting documents


The Panel

Moderator: Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation

  • Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Segfredo Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department Of Agriculture, Philippines
  • Ibrahima Coulibaly, Vice-President of the Network of Farmers' and Agricultural Producers' Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA); Ambassador of FAO for the International Year on Family Farming
  • Santiago Del Solar Dorrego, Asociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola (AACREA)

16 October 2014
CFS - World Food Day - International Year of Family Farming Special Event
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CFS 41 Final Report

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CFS 41 Chair's Summary

English | French | Spanish | Arabic | ChineseRussian