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The Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), H.E. Ambassador Nosipho Nausca-Jean Jezile, expresses grave concern in light of the alarming updates on the humanitarian situation in Gaza provided by the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. It confirms the imminent threat of famine in northern Gaza, expected to occur between mid-March and May 2024. At present, it is estimated that 1.1 million individuals, which is roughly half of Gaza's population, are facing catastrophic levels of hunger.

The concerns align with those raised during the 51st session of the CFS, which stressed the need to...

On February 13, H.E. Ambassador Nosipho Jezile, Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), addressed the Eighth Global Meeting of the IFAD Farmers' Forum in Rome. She actively participated in the working session entitled "Expanding smallholders' access to finance to invest in more sustainable food production and access markets".

During the session, the Chair highlighted the persistent challenges smallholders face in accessing credit, including high interest rates, limited access for youth and women, and the need for tangible collateral to secure funds. 

Innovative financing instruments, such as the IFAD-sponsored Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, Babban Gona in Nigeria, and the One...

On January 18, 2024, CFS Chair Ambassador Jezile played a pivotal role at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin, where 61 ministers endorsed the GFFA 2024 communiqué, highlighting the crucial role of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

During the GFFA Plenary, Ambassador Jezile provided key insights on improving food security for vulnerable populations, calling for a commitment to inclusivity.

As a leader in the Right to Food discussions, Ambassador Jezile moderated a high-level panel in collaboration with FAO RtF team, focusing on "Realizing the Right to Adequate Food: Ending hunger and leaving no one behind." This...

What: Stakeholders from various sectors will convene at the Fifty-first Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51) from 23 to 27 October for in depth dialogue on food security and nutrition, including on coordinated policy responses to the food crisis, gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment, data collection and analysis tools, price volatility, social protection and reducing inequalities. In addition, 36 side events will be held on the margins of the plenary from 23 to 27 October.

•    Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
•    Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the...

The Chairperson of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Ambassador Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio, expresses his deepest regret of the decision taken by the Russian Federation to end the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. 

Facilitated by the United Nations and Türkiye in July 2022, the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Russian Federation and the United Nations secured safe navigation and export of grains, fertilizers and other food commodities from Ukraine and Russia and have been essential to stabilize and reduce global food prices since.

More than 32 million metric tons of...

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