CSM side event The Future of Food and the Visions of the Youth

CSM Side Event @CFS 46

The future of food and the visions of the youth: “We don’t inherit land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” (Native American Saying)

18 October 2019

08.30 – 10.00 Iraq Room




  • Hilal Elver – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
  • Luis Fernando Ceciliano – Alternate Permanent Representative of Costa Rica
  • David Suttie – IFAD
  • Chaturika Sewwandi – Vikalpani National Women’s Federation (Sri Lanka)
  • Jessie MacInnis – La Via Campesina (Canada)


Nzira Deus – World March of Women (Mozambique)

The side event wants to give space to the demands and visions of rural youth and small-scale food producers from CSM towards the upcoming CFS workstream on this topic by strengthening linkages and policy dialogue with youth representatives of the CFS’ most affected constituencies. It will foster and support rural youth policy engagement from the constituencies most contributing to food security and nutrition in light of today’s great challenges, from the growing number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition to climate change and the issue of migration that impacts youth and their rural communities. It will also offer a unique opportunity to CFS members and participants to understand that many young people are willing to stay in the rural areas and to revitalize them by nurturing dynamic relations with their own communities, their territories, natural resources and traditional knowledge, setting the scene for a just, healthy and sustainable future for all.

Interpretation available in EN/ES/FR

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