Committee on Agriculture (COAG)

Side event #1

Food security and sustainable agriculture in the 2030 Agenda – The need for multistakeholder partnerships

Monday 26 September, 12:45–14:15, Sheikh Zayed Centre

About the event: How can multistakeholder partnerships support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through sustainable agriculture and food system approaches?
This side event is organized jointly by the Governments of South Africa and Switzerland and FAO and will examine experience with multistakeholder partnerships around sustainable food and agriculture as key institutional arrangements for achieving the SDGs. It will discuss how multi-stakeholder partnerships can support the 2030 Agenda through the Sustainable Food and Agriculture approach promoted by FAO; showcase the UN Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP SFS Programme) as a multistakeholder mechanism, supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at global, regional and national levels; illustrate how civil society is contributing to developing partnerships to achieve the SDGs; discuss Cape Verde’s National Council of Food Security and Nutrition; and explore how to strengthen and make the best use of existing multistakeholder platforms, in support of the SDGs.

Facilitator: Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, FAO Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Introductory remarks
– Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator Natural Resources
– Ambassador François Pythoud, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP;
– Ambassador Temba Tambo, Embassy of South Africa to Italy
Existing initiatives in support of the SDGs
The common vision for sustainable food and agriculture as an entry point for engaging with agriculture in the 2030 Agenda (Clayton Campanhola, Strategic Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture, FAO)
The 10YFP SFS Programme: a global multistakeholder mechanism promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda (Alwin Kopše, Head of International Sustainable Agriculture Unit, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland)
The National Council of Food Security and Nutrition: Cape Verde’s multistakeholder platform (Gilberto Correa Carvalho Silva, Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Cape Verde)

Open discussion Concluding remarks by the organizers

A light lunch will be served at 12:30

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Twitter hashtag: #COAG25

Side event will be webcast