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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)
“Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition”, Comments on the Zero Draft of the HLPE Study, 30 January 2013
Biofuels and Food Security: CIDSE Inputs on the zero-draft of the HLPE Study, January 2013
CIDSE Highlights No.8, September-October 2012
Adoption Global Strategic Framework heralds new era in fight against hunger, CIDSE – Catholic development agencies says (Available in EN-ES-FR)
Small scale and sustainable agriculture to feed world in the throes of climate change, says new CIDSE report launched in occasion of World Food Day. (French version below)
Agriculture: from Problem to Solution - Achieving the Right to Food in a Climate-Constrained World. CIDSE Guiding Principles and Recommendations, October 2012 (Available in EN - ES - FR - PT).
This week (15-20 Oct) in Rome, CIDSE urges decision makers to support ecological food production systems to reduce emissions and increase agriculture’s resistance to climate change. Our latest publication analyses the link between food and climate in detail.