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With food, agriculture and nutrition security policy having been given centre stage in Rome last week at the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security, the grand finale – dedicated to policy wrap-up – was drawn to a close on Friday 17th October. To learn more about how the performers fared, we invite you to dip into the CIDSE reflections from Rome...
Day three at the CFS-41 gave us, among other issues, a discussion on priorities, also known as the Multi-Year Program of Work and Priorities (MYPOW) for the upcoming CFS biennium (2016–2017) – an area that civil society members have had their sights set on for some time.
The agenda for the second day at this year’s CFS was brimming with burning topics for debate.
The much-loved idiom ‘food for thought’ takes on heightened significance this week as policy-makers and civil society organisations come together for a week of intensive and much-to-play-for set of negotiations at the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.
A CIDSE delegation composed of representatives from the CIDSE Secretariat and CIDSE Member Organisations CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France), Cordaid (the Netherlands), Entraide & Fraternité (Belgium), FEC (Portugal), FOCSIV (Italy) and Manos Unidas (Spain), joined forces in Rome in advance of the 41st session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS-41, 13th–17th October), where negotiations – open to stakeholders from across the spectrum and hosted at the UN’s Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) – will culminate in decisions of critical importance for agriculture, food security and nutrition.
CIDSE submission to the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Zero Draft principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (CFS-RAI), February 2014
Today is World Food Day, but there is not much to celebrate, as the European Union process on biofuels threatens to be stalled. As civil society organizations and social movements try to defend the interests of people pushed into hunger, governments ignore their recommendations on biofuels, refusing to accept the links between biofuels production, food price spikes and land grabbing which is putting in peril the right to food of many communities in developing countries. Last week, during the 40th session of the Committee on World Food Security in Rome, governments acknowledged that biofuels crops compete with food crops but did not recommend any action to stop this, and currently the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Council is trying to weaken limits on using food for fuel.
The International Food Security and Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism issued a statement on October 11 2013, saying that governments were defending the interests of the biofuels industry rather than those of people pushed into hunger.
Open Letter: The Committee on World Food Security must not allow itself to be captured by biofuels interest groups
The 40th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which will meet from 7th to 11th October, will be discussing recommendations on “Biofuels and Food Security”. This should be an important opportunity for the CFS to respond to the overwhelming evidence that the artificial demand for biofuels is undermining the right to food, causing significant increases in food insecurity, malnutrition1, and land-grabbing. The fast-growing demand for biofuels is largely the result of direct and indirect subsidies, including mandatory blending quotas and targets, especially in the EU and the Americas.
This week, from October 7th to 11th, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will meet for its 40th session in Rome. One of the priorities this year is agricultural investment. CIDSE, together with other civil society organisations and social movements, calls on governments and investors to ensure investment does not endanger the right to food. (French and Spanish versions below)