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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Towards a common strategy to fight global hunger

13 -17 October 2014. Rome, Italy. Committee on World Food Security (CFS) 41st Session, "The impact of food safety on nutrition security", co-organised with the Global donor Platform (GDP).

High-level representatives from governments, United Nations food agencies, aid groups, the private sector and civil society gathered last week at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s headquarters in Rome to agree on a common strategy to fight global hunger.

As expected, the intergovernmental and multistakeholder Committee on World Food Security endorsed in its 41st session a set of principles on responsible investments in agriculture. It also discussed innovations in the sector, as well as lessons learned on how to address malnutrition and tackle food wastage.

Regional: CAADP/NEPAD’s efforts to mainstream nutrition in agriculture
African Group with Ghana Former President John Kufuor. Group Picture
  • Haladou Salha, Senior Technical Adviser, NEPAD
  • Karim Mtambo, Director, National Food Security in the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Djibo Bagna, Pan African Farmer’s Forum, representing CSM
  • Arne Cartridge, CEO Grow Africa
Lynn Brown (World Bank) and Maureo Ghirotti (Italy)
Djibo Bagna (PAFO) and Elisabetha Atangana (PROPAC)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Learning from Africa's Year of Agriculture and Food Security: Country Implementation and Global Implications
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Global Donor Plaform for Rural Development: Impact of food safety on nutrition security. 
  • Africa Group of Representatives and Pan African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO)-Transforming African Agriculture: Who and How? Implementing the orientations of the AU, CFS and the IYFF.
  • Agriculture for Impact & the Overseas Development Institute: Linking smallholders to markets better: lessons from working models
CFS Special Event: Innovation in Family Farming: Towards Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition

The Panel
  • Moderator: Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Her Majesty Queen Máxima Of The Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Segfredo Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department Of Agriculture, Philippines
  • Ibrahima Coulibaly, Vice-President of the Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA); Ambassador of FAO for the International Year on Family Farming
  • Santiago Del Solar Dorrego, Asociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola (AACREA)
Supporting documents

18 October 2014. Bari, Italy. Conference “From the seed to the food: cooperation, sustainable agriculture and food security” organized by CIHEAM, Bari, and the Italian Cooperative Alliance.

L’incontro rappresenta l’occasione, inoltre, per illustrare i risultati raggiunti e le prospettive future del Programma “Feeding Knowledge”, iniziativa strategica di Expo Milano 2015, attuata dal CIHEAM di Bari in collaborazione con il Centro METID del Politecnico di Milano, che farà parte dell’eredità permanente dell’Esposizione Universale. 

Il Programma mira a promuovere la condivisione della conoscenza nell’area Euro-Mediterranea sulle tematiche connesse con la sicurezza alimentare e a contribuire all’identificazione di soluzioni che siano in linea con le reali esigenze degli stakeholders e degli operatori locali. In questa maniera, la riduzione dello spreco di conoscenze potrà portare ad elaborare innovazioni efficaci per garantire l’accesso a cibi sani e nutrienti, nel rispetto delle risorse naturali e dell’ambiente.

See full programme

* Start: 23 March 2015
* End: 27 March 2015

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