HLPE Electronic consultation on the zero draft of the Agroecology and other innovations Report

HLPE Report on Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition eConsultation on the V0 Draft During its 44th Plenary Session (9-13 October 2017), the CFS requested the HLPE toproduce a report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition”, to be presented at CFS 46th Plenary session in October 2019. As part of the process of elaboration of its reports, the HLPE is organizing a consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, and comments on the present V0 draft (for more details on the different steps of the process, see the Appendix in the V0 draft). The results of this consultation will be used by the HLPE to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to external expert peer-reviewers, before finalization and approval by the HLPE Steering Committee. Please download the Draft V0 of the Report here.   Deadline for submissions is 5 November 2018 Download the introductory note from the HLPE here. Contributing to the V0 Draft The present V0 draft identifies areas for recommendations at a very early stage, and the HLPE would welcome suggestions or proposals. In order to strengthen the report, the HLPE would welcome submission of material, evidence-based suggestions, references, and concrete examples, in particular addressing the following important questions: The V0 draft is wide-ranging in analyzing the contribution of agroecological and other innovative approaches to ensuring food security and nutrition (FSN). Is the draft useful in clarifying the main concepts? Do you think that the draft appropriately covers agroecology as one of the possible innovative approaches? Does the draft strike the right balance between agroecology and other innovative approaches? Have an appropriate range of innovative approaches been identified and documented in the draft? If there are key gaps in coverage of approaches, what are these and how would they be appropriately incorporated in the draft? Does the draft illustrates correctly the contributions of these approaches to FSN and sustainable development? The HLPE acknowledges that these approaches could be better articulated in the draft, and their main points of convergence or divergence among these approaches could be better illustrated. Could the following set of “salient dimensions” help tocharacterize and compare these different approaches: human-rights base, farm size, local or global markets and food systems (short or long supply chain), labor or capital intensity (including mechanization),

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CSM Forum Public Opening!

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) kindly invite you to join the opening session of the  CSM Forum 2018 Public debate 09:30 – 11:00  Green Room, FAO HQs – Rome Download the Flyer here! —————————— It’s time for a recommitment with the   CFS as part of a more effective response to the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the world – Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food – José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO – Cornelia Richter, IFAD Vice-President  – Mario Arvelo, CFS Chair – Two Speakers from CSM Coordination Committee Discussion with the audience   —————————— Interpretation in EN/ES/FR will be available All CFS members and participants are welcome All RBAs staff is welcome

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CFS 45th Plenary Session 15-19 October 2018

CFS 45th Plenary Session 15-19 October 2018 In this page you will find all the informations related to the CFS 45th Plenary Session that will open on 15 October 2018, which also coincides with the UN International Day of Rural Women. Registration Please note that to access FAO HQs and CFS Plenary Session you will need to register to the CFS 45 web portal by 21st of September 2018. If you also plan to attend the CSM Forum please also register to this link by 21st September. Background documents and useful information Please find here the following information and background documents for the session: CFS Draft Timetable (Please note that the agenda of Tuesday 16 of October, being World Food Day will be managed by FAO) CFS Provisional Agenda CFS Background document  CFS Side Event timetable CFS Side Event schedule with abstracts Webcast link to follow on stream the Plenary Session CFS 45 Pictures (here you can find the daily official pictures of the Plenary Sessions) If you are willing to have CFS Background documents printed please send an email to the following address [email protected] with the document number and language    

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The new SOFI Report is now available!

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 The Report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the world (SOFI) was launched at FAO HQs on September 11. For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger. The absolute number of undernourished people, i.e. those facing chronic food deprivation, has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016.  The Report will be discussed during the first day of the CFS Plenary on October 15th 2018. Have a look at the page of the Report here Download the report here

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Deadline postponed! The CSM is looking for a Short-term Media and Press Consultant

The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) Secretariat is looking for a Short-term Media and Press Consultant for the months of September//October 2018 The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is looking for the period 8 September – 20 October 2018 (equivalent to a half time position from 8 Sept. to 7 of Oct. and with full time engagement from the period 8 to 20 of October 2018) a: Short-term Media and Press Consultant (Location: Rome, Italy) The requested person will be asked to perform the activities spelled out by the CSM Communication Strategy, during CSM and CFS activities in September and October 2018, including the CFS 45thPlenary Session that will take place from 15 to the 19 of October 2018. The person will be: Facilitating the drafting of common media messages, press releases and joint statements of CSM participating organization in accordance with the CSM Communication guidelines; Facilitating contacts and relations with media networks and journalists; Facilitating CSM press activities and events; Facilitating CSM media messages through social networks and platforms in accordance with CSM Communication Guidelines; Supporting the drafting of the CSM daily paper addressed to CSM participating organizations during the CFS Plenary Week (15-19 October 2018); The CSM is looking for a person who: Has at least 3 years of experience of media and press work on food security and nutrition issues and has a proved working experience in the organization and preparation of meetings and events with peoples’ organizations and social movements; Is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French and Spanish; Has excellent oral and written communication skills; Has good knowledge of Apple OS and social media platforms; Is committed, responsible and proactive with good problem-solving skills; Is able to work in a multi-cultural environment and able to contribute harmonically to team work; Is able to adapt to a flexible working schedule; Has preferably knowledge of CFS or FAO context; Has a substantial understanding of, and experience working with people’s organizations,  social movements and Indigenous Peoples. Desirable Fluent in English, French and Spanish Supporting in registration of short video messages and picture shooting during events and meetings; To the selected person will offer a so called “prestazione occasionale” working contract for the period mentioned above. Compensation will be communicated only to short listed candidates. If interested, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining

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CSM Videos on CFS policy processes! Stay tuned

Please find in this page CSM short videos on CFS policy processes! Keep your self tuned and updated! CSM Working Group on Nutrition intervention during the OEWG Meeting of 30 Aprile 2018 (Spanish) https://youtu.be/R-pDaz8kzsA       CSM Working Group on Forestry intervention during the HLPE Report launch on 27 June 2017 (English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S0utTqRrpM&t=14s   On the first CFS Global discussion on CFS Evaluation on 7 June 2017 (Spanish)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUXKxrqf0TA&feature=youtu.be On the first CFS Global discussion on CFS Evaluation on 7 June 2017 (English) https://youtu.be/miNOiI-Gp5c  

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Summary and Recommendations of the HLPE Report on Multi-stakeholder partnership are now available!

The Summary and Recommendations of the HLPE Report #13 Multi-stakeholder partnerships to finance and improve food security and nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda are now available in all UN languages (see links below). On Wednesday 27th June 2018, the HLPE Report #13 will be launched in FAO HQ. The event will be webcast live on FAO’s webcast service (all information available will be posted on the HLPE homepage here). Arabic http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-AR.pdf Chinese http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-ZH.pdf English http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-EN.pdf Spanish http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-ES.pdf French  http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-FR.pdf Russian  http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_S_and_R/HLPE_2018_Multistakeholder-Partnerships_S_R-RU.pdf

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HLPE Report on Nutrition and Food Systems available in all UN languages!

Translations of the 12th HLPE report Nutrition and food systems  are now available in all UN official languages!   Follow the process in the page of the CSM Working Group! Arabic http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Reports/HLPE-Report-12_AR.pdf Chinese  http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Reports/HLPE-Report-12_ZH.pdf English http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7846e.pdf Spanish http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Reports/HLPE-Report-12_ES.pdf French http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Reports/HLPE-Report-12_FR.pdf Russian  http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/HLPE_Reports/HLPE_Report-12_RU.pdf

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Save the date! “Monitoring the use and application of the Right to Food Guidelines”

The Friends of the Right to Food in Rome and the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the CFS  kindly invite you to the Workshop “Monitoring the Use and Application of the Right to Food Guidelines” Input to the CFS Global Thematic Monitoring Event on the Right to Food Guidelines 23 March 2018 9:00 – 13:00 German Room, FAO HQ The event is open to all members, participants and observers to the CFS Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish Download the Flyer! Download the Concept Note! The event will be webstreamed at the following link! http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4639/icode/ —————————————– Orden del día   9:00-9:25         Alocuciones de apertura: Fernanda Tansini, Misión Permanente del Brasil ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma Hilal Elver, Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la alimentación Saúl Vicente, Consejo Internacional de Tratados Indios, Comité de Coordinación del Mecanismo de la Sociedad Civil Michael Windfuhr, Miembro del Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de las Naciones Unidas 9:25-10:45       Primera mesa redonda: Intercambio de experiencias sobre la aplicación de políticas en apoyo del derecho a la alimentación Moderadora: Valentina Savastano, Misión Permanente de Italia ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma Preguntas orientativas: ¿Cuáles han sido los logros, desafíos y lagunas en el uso de las Directrices sobre el derecho a la alimentación en el contexto del que procede? ¿Cómo ha garantizado la participación para la formulación y el monitoreo de las políticas relativas al derecho a la alimentación? ¿Cómo ha contribuido esa labor a impulsar la rendición de cuentas? 10:45-11:00     Café 11:00-12:30     Segunda mesa redonda: El camino a seguir para la aplicación del derecho a la alimentación Moderador: Khaled El-Taweel, Misión Permanente de Egipto ante las organizaciones internacionales en Roma  Preguntas orientativas: ¿Cómo puede fortalecerse la aplicación de la realización progresiva del derecho a la alimentación? ¿Qué enfoques e instrumentos han demostrado tener repercusiones positivas y pueden utilizarse para seguir progresando? ¿Qué tipo de apoyo deberían brindar los organismos con sede en Roma y los órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas a los Gobiernos y otros actores para fomentar el uso de las Directrices sobre el derecho a la alimentación?  12:30-13:00     Conclusiones Resumen preliminar del taller a cargo de Hilal Elver, Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la alimentación.  

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CSM Informational Meeting on Nutrition

You are warmly invited to an Informational Meeting on CSM perspectives on the upcoming CFS policy convergence on food systems and nutrition Thursday, March 8, 14:00-15:30h FAO Lebanon Room The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) would like to invite interested members and participants of the CFS to an informational session on CSM perspectives on the CFS policy convergence on food systems and nutrition, in preparation for the upcoming session of the related CFS OEWG. The session will provide a valuable opportunity to have a first exchange on civil society’s reflections on how this policy convergence process could significantly contribute to the progressive realization of the human rights to adequate food and nutrition and the fulfillment of Women’s Rights. It will also allow civil society to share some forward-looking proposals regarding the Decade of Action on Nutrition. The event is open to all members, participants and observers to the CFS  Interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish Download the flyer here!

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CSM Evaluation and Facilitation

CSM Facilitation 2019 – 2020   The findings of the CSM Evaluation of 2018 have been deeply discussed by the Coordination Committee and the CSM Forum 2018. Many of the findings generated new path and lines of works. As part of this follow-up work an internal Working Group on Facilitation was established with two main objectives: a) the drafting of a common understanding on Facilitation and the b) the drafting of a list of tasks for CSM Sub-regional and Constituency Coordination Committee members. Common understanding of Facilitation, as adopted by the Coordination Committee (CC) in January 2020. List of tasks for CSM Sub-regional and Constituency Coordination Committee members as adopted by the CC in January 2020. ———————————————————————————————————- CSM Evaluation 2018 The independent evaluation of the CSM conducted by Priscilla Claeys and Jessica Duncan it’s concluded and the full report is finally available  at this link. Please find below the Terms of Reference and background process that informed the process throughout 2017//2018. The CSM Evaluation findings and recommendations were discussed during the Coordination Committee meeting of October 2018 and during the CSM Forum on 13-14 October 2018. Also find at this link a discussion paper on Facilitation prepared for the CSM by Josh Brem-Wilson from the Centre for Agroecology and Resilience of Coventry University (UK) in September 2018, that complements the work of the CSM Evaluation. Terms of Reference of CSM Evaluation  Background and process: As foreseen in the CSM founding document, a first evaluation of the CSM was conducted in 2013/2014, and its results were discussed by the CC in July 2014. See the full report here. The exercise was found very useful for the development of the Mechanism, and therefore, a second evaluation was scheduled for 2017/18. The CC meeting in May 2017 had a first discussion on the scope and topics of the evaluation, and the CC meeting in October 2017 agreed on a concept note for its further implementation between December 2017 and March 2018. Objective of the Evaluation: The evaluation is carried out with the aim of assessing how the CSM is functioning in line with its founding document, guiding principles and mandate and functions. The Evaluation will assess CSM’s strengths and weaknesses, challenges and potentials with regard to three areas: the internal dimension, the external dimension, and “visionary” dimension, as outlined in detail in the section on the scope. The evaluation will particularly look at the last three

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