Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

CFS 50 Sessions

CFS 50 will feature a full-day ministerial segment on coordinating policy responses to the global food crisis – The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022; endorse newly agreed Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition; and focus on boosting responsible investment in sustainable agriculture and food systems through a Global Thematic Event on the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems. Additionally, the Plenary will celebrate the International Day of Rural Women; review the work of CFS and its HLPE-FSN toward 2030; and kickstart the workstream on data collection and analysis for food security and nutrition.

Statements, speeches and presentations held at CFS 50 will be made available here.

Agenda item II: Ministerial Segment: Coordinating Policy Responses to the Global Food Crisis - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

Opening Statements

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Csaba Kőrösi, President, United Nations General Assembly

Lachezara Stoeva, President, United Nations Economic and Social Council

Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) | Biography

Alvaro Lario, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | Biography

David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP) | Biography

Bernard Lehmann, Chairperson, High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) | Biography

Presentation of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

Maximo Torero Cullen, Chief-Economist, FAO | Biography

UN Global Crisis Response Group Updates - David Nabarrao, Strategic Director, Co-lead of the Food workstream of the UN Global Crisis Response Group

Agenda item III: Empowering Women and Girls and Promoting Gender Equality. Update and Discussion on the Preparation of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

Celebration of International Day of Rural Women

Jyotsna Puri, Associate-Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD | Biography

Luz Haro Guanga, Executive Secretary of the Network of Rural Women of Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC) and Principal Member of Network of Municipalities for Gender Equality (RIMIG), Ecuador | Biography

Uwintije Goretti, President of “Twaguke Murama” (local cooperative), Rwanda | Biography

CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women | Biography

Leonel Josefa Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, African Union

Agenda item IV: CFS Strategic Direction toward 2030

Critical, Emerging and Enduring Issues for Food Security and Nutrition

Jennifer Clapp, Vice-Chairperson, High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) | Biography

Update of the Rolling Section of the CFS MYPoW 2020-2023

Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

Theme of the 2024 HLPE-FSN Report

Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

Agenda item V: Data Collection and Data Analysis Tools

Carlo Cafiero, HLPE-FSN Project Team leader and Senior Statistician, FAO | Biography

Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) | Biography

Agenda item VI: Empowering Youth in Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems. Endorsement and Uptake of the CFS Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

Ambassador Pio Wennubst, Rapporteur of the CFS Youth Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Rome-based Agencies

Neema Kichiki Lugangira, Member of the Parliament of Tanzania | Biography

Agenda item VII: Boosting Responsible Investment in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Global Thematic Event on the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems

Additional background documents:


Opening and welcome

Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration, FAO (Moderator) | Biography

Overall Reflections on investments in food systems and agriculture and the importance of using responsible investment to mobilize private and public resources to achieve SDG2

Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, World Bank | Biography

Ambassador Elissa Golberg, Permanent Representative of Canada | Biography

Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, Food and Agriculture Transformation Lead, World Banchmarking Alliance | Biography

Jeremy Coller, Chairman, Coller Capital | Biography

Moderated panel discussion on the use and application of the CFS-RAI Principles

Silvia Giacoppo, President, Latin American Parliamentary group (PARLATINO) | Biography

Vanida Khumnerdpetch, Director, Bureau of Foreign Agriculture Affairs, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand | Biography

Inji Doggui Hanini, Executive Director, Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency, Tunisia | Biography

Christian Hofer, State Secretary, Switzerland | Biography

Nadjirou Sall, Secretary General of the Western Africa Peasants’ and Farmers Network (ROPPA) - representatives of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism (CSIPM) | Biography

Deo Temba, Executive Director & Founder, Grande Demam - representative of the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) | Biography

CFS Secretariat's Special Event - Food Systems Transformations: Building long-term resilience to global crises

Additional background documents:

Selected countries for part 2 of the Special Event are: Chile, Germany, Tanzania, Thailand, and Yemen


Gerda Verburg, Coordinator, Scaling up Nutrition

Gabriel Ferrero, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security | Biography

Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Office of Sustainable Development Goals at FAO and Director of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub