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Rome, 04 June 2021 –  The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) today endorsed the Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition at its Special 48th Session.

The Policy Recommendations, approved by consensus of the CFS membership, will provide guidance to countries and stakeholders in strengthening agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition, and the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.  The recommendations underline the...

Released ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, the guidelines will support countries in their efforts to eradicate all forms of hunger and malnutrition through a food systems lens. Rome, 12 February 2021 — The Committee on World Food Security (CFS)this week endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) which aim to support countries to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by utilizing a food systems lens. The endorsement took place during the CFS 47th Session (8–11 February 2021). The Guidelines represent a unique policy tool...

Recognizing youth as agents of change is key to their meaningful engagement and employment in food systems.

5 July 2021, Rome – A new UN report on youth and agriculture underscores the urgent need to make agriculture and food systems fairer and more equitable to secure a sustainable and food secure future for young people.

Noting that current food systems are the largest employer of young people, particularly in developing countries, the report cautions that food sector jobs often do not provide decent and meaningful work or adequate livelihood opportunities for young people.

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The High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) Issues Paper on COVID-19 launched

Rome, Italy, 12 October 2020 — The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is this week hosting a special event on...

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