CFS 44 Plenary Session 9 – 13 October 2017

CFS 44 Plenary Session 9 – 13 October 2017 09/10/2017 – 13/10/2017 The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.  Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics. Provisional Agenda and Provisional Timetable List of Documents CFS 44 Side Events Timetable More detailed information on CFS 44 Important: Deadline for expression of interest 23.59 Rome time on 18 September 2017 For expressions of interest for CFS 44 submitted before 1 September 2017, approval emails will be sent out between 4-5 September 2017 For those submitted after 1 September 2017, approval emails will be sent out between 21-22 September 2017 If no response is received during the above indicated dates, the expression of interest was not successful. CFS does not fund participation. If you are a representative of a civil society organization, academic/research institution or a private sector entity interested in attending the 44th Session of the CFS please follow the following instructions. Go to this link to access the registration and follow the steps below: If you have an account Click sign in and enter your username and password to submit your individual expression of interest as usual. Please check the list of participants from your organization and select if this is the case. For the time being, you will still have to upload an ID picture and a passport copy again. If you don’t have an account 1.    Please click on register to create an account. 2.    Make sure you remember both username and password chosen. 3.    When you input the information and click “Save”, you will be redirected to the log-in page. 4.    Once you log-in, you will automatically go to the individual form in order to submit your registration. Valid ID picture and passport copies are requested (please read below the requirements). 5.    If you have problems or cannot submit the individual expression of interest, you can always come back to this page, and sign in with your username and password to submit the individual expression of interest. 6.    You will receive a final confirmation that you have successfully registered for the desired event within the indicated dates (please read above). Photo ID requirements •    Plain white background. •    Full face frontal view

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ETC and CSM Webinar

THE FUTURE SHAPE OF THE FOOD CHAIN  Update on Agribusiness Mega-Mergers and Food Security CSM and ETC Group Webinar for Delegates from Permanent Representations to the UN in Rome and Staff or RBAs. 60-minute webinar led by Pat Mooney, Neth Daño and Joana Chelo of ETC Group. Last Year at CFS 43, we alerted delegates to the three mega-mergers taking place in the agricultural input sector: Dow-Dupont, ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto. The increased consolidation in the US$97 billion commercial seeds and agrochemical market is part of a larger trend of consolidation all along the Food Chain. This Webinar will provide updates and foresight on ongoing corporate mergers and acquisitions all along the Food Chain, from giant seed and agrochemical companies to a handful of even bigger fertilizer and farm machinery companies. It will answer the questions: Where will these mergers end up? Who will control the Food Chain? What does this mean for Food Security? JOIN US September 21 12:00-13:00 (CESTime) RSVP click here   or send an email to cso4cfs@gmail.com Download Flyer here

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CSM Informational Meeting 19 September 2017

The CSM Working Group on Forestry kindly invites you to a CSM Informational Meeting A win-win for the Right to Food, livelihoods and the environment CSM proposals for Forestry and FSN 19 September 2017 14.00-15.30 German Room The event is open to all members, participants and observers of the CFS, and staff members of the Rome-based Agencies. Download the Flyer!

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“Bringing home the results from Rome”. Strengthening the use and application of CFS policy outcomes

The Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to FAO and other International Organizations in Rome and The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Kindly invite you to the following event “Bringing home the results from Rome” Strengthening the use and application of CFS Policy Outcomes Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO HQs 9.30 – 12.30 6 April 2017 The event will be held in English and Spanish The event is open to all members, participants and observers to the CFS and Staff of the Rome‐based Agencies Download the Flyer!   Download the Concept Note! The objectives of the event are to: discuss key aspects and specific proposals for improving the use and application of CFS policy outcomes; play a catalytic role in a participatory and inclusive discussion toward a better use and application of CFS policy outcomes; encourage the promotion of national monitoring events as part of the efforts for a better use and application of CFS policy outcomes. Agenda   9:30 – 9:45 Opening • Ambassador Amira Gornass, CFS Chair and Permanent Representa7ve of Sudan • Ambassador Hinrich Thölken, Permanent Representative of Germany • Javier Sánchez, CSM Coordination Committee  9:45-11:30 Panel 1: Key aspects and proposals toward a better use and application of CFS outcomes • Interactive Panel with: o Ambassador Juan Rafael Mesa Zuleta, Permanent Representative of Colombia o Alberta Guerra, CSM Coordination Committee o Anna Rappazzo, FAO o Harold Liversage, IFAD o Chris Toe, WFP o Nathanael Pingault, HLPE o Barrie Bain, PSM Fishbowl discussion with Participants Moderation: Fernanda Tansini, Permanent Representation of Brazil, Chair of the CFS OEWG on GSF 11:30 – 12:15 Panel 2: Experiences and proposals regarding the promotion of national monitoring events • Presentation of experiences: o Ambassador Serge Tomasi, Permanent Representative of France o Susanne Näumann, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany • Comments from: o Ambassador Tembi Tambo, Permanent Representative of South Africa o Mariam Aljaajaa, CSM Coordination Committee Interactive Discussion with the floor Moderation: Mafizur Rahman, Permanent Representation of Bangladesh, Chair of the CFS OEWG on MYPOW 12:15-12:30 Conclusions and next steps: • Friedrich Wacker, Head of Directorate International Cooperation and World Food Affairs, Federal Ministry of Food Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany • Naseegh Jaffer, CSM Coordination Committee

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CSM Information Meeting 7 February 2017

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) would like to kindly invite you to the informational meeting:   Civil Society Priorities for CFS in 2017   7 February 2017, Mexico Room 9:30 to 12:00 pm The objective of this information meeting at the beginning of each year is to present the CSM annual report of the past year and to share with interested CFS members and participants the priorities, workplan and budget of the CSM for 2017. We are pleased that the CFS Chair, Ambassador Amira Gornass, has kindly accepted to deliver a welcome address at this meeting, which is open to all members and participants of the CFS. The languages of the meeting will be English and Spanish. We would appreciate it if you could accept this invitation and come a join us for the meeting!   Download the Agenda! Download the Flyer!

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CSM Forum 2016

The CSM Forum: When it will take place? 15 and 16 of October 2016 Where it will take place? Green Room at FAO HQs, Rome – Italy. What will be the agenda of the Forum? Read the Draft Agenda of the CSM Forum To whom can I write in the CSM Secretariat for more information? Giulia Simula: giulia.simula.csm@gmail.com Background Documents for the CSM Forum: Draft CSM Annual Report 2015-2016 Logistic Note How do I register? In order to Register to the CSM Forum you will need to complete the following 2 steps: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS REQUESTS RECEIVED FOR THE CFS 43 AND FOR THE BUILDING PASSES TO THE CSM FORUM, THE FAO OPCP OFFICE IT IS EXPERIENCING DELAYS IN REPLYING AND CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. STEP 1: Send an email to the email address giulia.simula.csm@gmail.com with subject line CSM FORUM with the following details: 1. Name 2. Organisation 3. Contact details 4. Country STEP 2: Register to the CFS 43 Plenary Session  following the instructions you find below. You will need to register to the CFS 43 even if you are planning to attend only the CSM FORUM.  Go to this link and follow the steps below: If you have an account Click sign in and enter your username and password to submit your individual expression of interest as usual. Please check the list of participants from your organization and select if this is the case. For the time being, you will still have to upload an id picture and a passport copy again. If you don’t have an account 1.    Please click on register to create an account. 2.    Make sure you remember both username and password chosen. 3.    An email will be sent to the email address related to your account. Click on the link contained on this email to confirm your account. 4.    This link will take you to a screen where you will have to enter your username and password to confirm your account. 5.    Confirming the account will automatically lead you to the individual form in order to submit your registration. Valid ID picture and passport copies are requested (please read below the requirements). 6.    If you have problems or cannot submit the individual expression of interest, you can always come back to this page, and sign in with your username and password to submit the individual expression of interest.

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CFS 43 Plenary Session

CFS Plenary Session will take place from 17-21 of October 2016 at FAO HQs in Rome. Draft Annotated Agenda Draft Timetable List of CFS 43 documents Special Side Events and Panelists CFS 43 Side Events Timetable  CFS 43 Side Events Guide In order to register to the CFS 43 Plenary Session please follow the steps as highlighted below taken from the registration website. If you encounter any technical problem please write an email to Francesca Locatelli -OPCP Office: francesca.locatelli@fao.org  or to the CSM Secretariat: cso4cfs@gmail.com REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS REQUESTS RECEIVED FOR THE CFS 43 AND THE BUILDING PASSES TO THE CSM FORUM, THE FAO OPCP OFFICE IT IS EXPERIENCING DELAYS IN REPLYING AND CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. Go to this link and follow the steps below: If you have an account Click sign in and enter your username and password to submit your individual expression of interest as usual. Please check the list of participants from your organization and select if this is the case. For the time being, you will still have to upload an id picture and a passport copy again. If you don’t have an account 1.    Please click on register to create an account. 2.    Make sure you remember both username and password chosen. 3.    An email will be sent to the email address related to your account. Click on the link contained on this email to confirm your account. 4.    This link will take you to a screen where you will have to enter your username and password to confirm your account. 5.    Confirming the account will automatically lead you to the individual form in order to submit your registration. Valid ID picture and passport copies are requested (please read below the requirements). 6.    If you have problems or cannot submit the individual expression of interest, you can always come back to this page, and sign in with your username and password to submit the individual expression of interest. 7.    You will receive a final confirmation that you have succesfully registerd for the desired event within the indicated dates (please read below). Photo ID requirements •    Plain white background. •    Full face frontal view with open eyes. •    No shadows on the face or in the background. •    Recent. Maximum 6 months old. •    Size: 24 mm (width) x 32 mm (height) or 195 pixels (width) x

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CSM Side Events at CFS 43

Important information on CSM organized Side events for CFS 43 After assessing the CSM side events selection’s procedure of last years, the Coordination Committee during its meeting in May 2016 agreed a new way to define the CSM organized side events to the CFS Annual Session. This new procedure will be started this year and aims to propose the CSM organized Side events around priority themes identified for the upcoming Annual Session. All interested organizations in the CSM are invited to join the preparation of a specific proposal for these priority themes, while the lead for the elaboration of the specific side event proposal is with the corresponding CSM WG. The new procedure also tries to avoid the competition among CSOs (so that the CC had to chose 5 out of 15 proposals, which was frustrating for those CSO whose proposals were not chosen) and to instead foster  the inclusiveness of CSM participating organizations. The CC identified five priority themes for CSM organized side events proposals for 2016: 1) Sustainable agricultural Development, including livestock, related to the upcoming HLPE report and policy roundtable at CFS 43; 2) Territorial approaches to Food Security and Nutrition, in relation with the CFS workstreams on smallholders to markets and urbanisation/rural transformation worktreams; 3) Safeguards against conflict of interest in the CFS, proposal coming from  the nutrition working group, but seen as a general challenge for the CFS; 4) Monitoring and implementation (in relation to the work of the CSM Working group on Monitoring, including the efforts on VGGT, FFA on Protracted Crises, and other CFS Decisions as contained in the GSF in general); 5) Food Sovereignty, including agroecology and genetic resources, related to the proposals made by the CSM for the future agenda of the CFS.  All CSM participating organisations are invited to contact the CSM Secretariat and to indicate to which of these side events they want to contribute. They will then be included in the list of the corresponding preparatory group. Please take note that all five CSM side event proposals must be submitted to the CFS Secretariat by 8 July. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact the CSM Secretariat: cso4cfs@gmail.com

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CSM Information Meeting on Markets

Invitation to a CSM Information Meeting:  Civil Society Perspectives on Smallholders’ Access to Markets    Date:            27 April, 8:30-10:00am Venue:           Austria Room, FAO HQ Coffee, tea and cornetti will be offered from 8:00-8:30am    The Information meeting will provide an overview about the perspectives and expectations of small-scale food producer organizations for the final period of the CFS workstream on “Connecting Smallholders to Markets.” Spokespersons from the CSM constituencies of farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous people, pastoralists, agricultural workers and consumers will present and explain the priorities and proposals from civil society on the policy recommendations under discussion in the CFS in the coming weeks.   The event is open to all members and participants of the CFS. Interpretation to English, French and Spanish will be provided. See the Flyer

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CSM Information Meeting on Nutrition

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) to the UN Committee on World Food Food Security (CFS) kindly invites you to a CSM Information Meeting on Monday 4 of April 2016 from 09.30 to 11.30 am in the LEBANON ROOM at FAO HQs  “The Role of the CFS in the Global Architecture of Nutrition Governance” We would highly appreciate your presence.The event is open to all CFS Members and Participants.    Click here to see the Flyer 

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