CSM Side Event on Agroecology and Food Systems!

CSM Side Event @CFS 46

Re-think and Re-shaping Food Systems through Agroecology!

CFS Policy Convergence process on Agroecology and Food Systems and Nutrition

as the key opportunity to chart the transition to a truly sustainable future

15 October 2019

18.00 – 19.30 Iraq Room




  • Victor Suarez – Undersecretary of Agriculture, Mexico
  • Iridiani Seibert – La Via Campesina, Brazil
  • Molly D. Anderson – Professor, Middlebury College, USA
  • Rodolfo Gonzalez Greco – Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC), Argentina


Joana Dias, Actuar/CPLP Portugal

The side event aims to explore how best the CFS could seize a historical opportunity and strengthen the obvious synergy between the policy convergence process on Food Systems and Nutrition and on Agroecology and other innovations, both to be concluded by 2020. Indeed, the CFS Food Systems and Nutrition Guidelines are the first intergovernmental negotiation to establish a food system approach to the realisation on the right to food, one that recognise the multiplicity of public objectives  that the food systems serve. once the proper synergy with the Agroecology policy convergence process is established, the Guidelines may provide critical opportunities to re-affirm the multidimensional contribution of smallholder agriculture, promote agroecology and implement the UN Declaration of the Rights of Peasants and concretise the combined aspirations of the UN Decade of Family Farming and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, with a particular emphasis on women’s rights and youth perspectives.

Interpretation available in EN/ES/FR

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