40th Session of the FAO Committee on World Food Security – CIDSE
(Cc: United Nations Photo)

40th Session of the FAO Committee on World Food Security

 (Cc: United Nations Photo)

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) met for its 40th session in Rome from 7-11 October 2013. One of the priorities this year was agricultural investment.

A CIDSE delegation attended the CFS session as well as the Civil Society Mechanism Forum (CSM) and co-organised a side event:

CIDSE

et al.

Sustainable, equitable and viable food systems: civil society messages for the International Year of Family Farming and beyond

Side Event, 14:00 – 15:00 on Wednesday, October 9th 2013

FAO, Austria Room, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome

A new CIDSE briefing was published (EN-FR-ES) which outlines the needs, risks and conditions for agricultural investment in relation to human rights especially, intended as a tool for social movements in the field.

Together with FIAN, IUF and La Via Campesina, CIDSE also released a manual for social movements (EN-FR-ES) entitled Using the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition to Promote and Defend the People’s Right to Adequate Food.

See CIDSE’s press release on the CFS here.

You can see the key messages of the Civil Society Mechanism Forum  as well as our pictures from the CSM .

Moreover, CIDSE co-signed an open letter on biofuels: The Committee on World Food Security must not allow itself to be captured by biofuels interest groups

Contact: Gisele Henriques

EN-CFS Side Event Flyer
FR-Press release CFS and Agribusiness
EN-Press Release CFS and Agribusiness
ES-Press release CFS and Agribusiness
EN-CSM Press Release on Biofuels

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