Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

CFS 42

12-15 October 2015, FAO, Rome, Italy 

For the first time, CFS has offset the carbon emissions from air travel and local commuting during CFS42 last October.  Certified Emission Reduction credits were purchased through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Climate Neutral Now platform.   
Other measures that were taken included printing session documents on paper made of 30% recycled and 70% Forest Stewardship Council certified virgin pulp, the most efficient and eco-friendly compromise recommended by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the FAO Forestry Division.   Also the organizers of Side Events who served refreshments were given the opportunity to choose a bio menu.

These measures were on top of the efforts already in place in FAO which includes reducing plastic consumption by giving delegates the opportunity to refill water bottles, recycling waste in separated waste bins, donation of unsold food to a local food bank and energy efficient meeting rooms for side events.

CFS is now looking to introduce a paper-smart approach to future CFS sessions in order to reduce the quantity of unused documents that are disposed of after the session.

This page is produced in original language only. Session documents are available in all official languages.

12 October - Policy Round Table: Water for Food Security and Nutrition

Rapporteur: Nicola Lamaddalena, Head of the Land and Water Resources Management Department, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, (CIHEAM)


12 October, Youth for Food Security and Nutrition Idea Incubator, #Y4FSN

The Panel

Facilitator: David Nabarro, UN Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition

Kareem Michael Larcher, Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation Science and Agriculture Film and Video Prize Winner

Christine Gould, Founder & CEO, Thought For Food Foundation

Trang Tran, CEO and Founder, Fargreen

Pape Samb, Chairman and CEO of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)

The Youth whose videos have been selected

Josefa Candida da Silva, Brazil

Malick Lingani, Burkina Faso

Alessandra D’Angelo, Italy

Rose Sakala, Malawi

Aissata Sow, Mali/France

Johnson Oluwaseun, Nigeria/Ghana

Chemora McKnee,
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Charles Batte, Uganda

Linda Faison, USA/Italy

Jorum Duri, Zimbabwe



13 October, Coordination and Linkages with CFS

Facilitator: Frank Sesno, international journalist and Director of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs

Global Theme: Food Security and nutrition in the Post 2015 Development Agenda: Goals, Action and Outcomes

Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice

Regional Theme: Enhancing regional food supply systems and processes to improve nutrition

Marc van Ameringen, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)


14 October, Coordination and Linkages with CFS

National Theme: National multi-stakeholder approaches and experiences to improve nutrition

Facilitator: David Nabarro, UN Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition

Mary Mubi, Senior Principal Director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Zimbabwe


15 October, Special Events

Developing the knowledge, skills, and talent of youth to further food security and nutrition

Facilitator: Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, Coordinator of Youth and Gender Program, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Jaime A Manalo IV, Team Lead The Infomediary Campaign, Philippine Rice Research Institute

Hlamalani Ngwenya, Consultant, Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services

Luz Mery Benavides Orrillo, Coordinator for Latin America, MIJARC



Resilience building for sustainable food security and nutrition

Facilitator: Willem Olthof, Development Adviser, Delegation of the EU to the Holy See, to the Order of Malta and to the UN Organisations in Rome)

H.E. Josephine W. Gaita, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Italy and Permanent Representative to the UN Organisations in Rome

Adolfo Brizzi, Director Policy and Technical Advisory Division, Programme Management Department, IFAD

Carlo Azzarri, Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology (EPTD), IFPRI

Mariam al Jaajaa, General Manager, The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

Cesarie Kantarama, Representative, East African Farmers Federation Board