The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) fought to ensure agroecology could be tabled as one of the policy priorities of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) for more than six years. For all CSM’s eleven constituencies, agroecology is at the core of their daily work and life, as an essential part of their vision and efforts towards sustainable and human rights-centred food systems.
After an internal and inclusive consultation, the CSM has concluded its collective assessment of the final version of CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches.
The CSM had already expressed the profound disappointment and concern of its constituencies after the intensive and long hours of virtual negotiations, which severely hampered CSM’s participation. During the CFS extraordinary 48th Plenary Session, the CSM Agroecology working group had warned about the failure of these negotiations to ensure the interconnection of the right to adequate food with other human rights, including the rights of women and those who produce most of the food.
On Monday 6 December, from 2:00-3:00pm CET, we cordially invite you to participate in CSM’s Public Briefing which will serve to publicly present and share its completed assessment and positioning. This will also be an opportunity for the CSM to reflect on how CFS policy convergence processes should embrace agroecology and human rights towards its future policy outcomes.
MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 2021 – 14:00 TO 15:00 CET
2:00-2:05 pm: Welcoming remarks
2:05-2:25 pm: Presentations of CSM’s positioning
2:25-2:35 pm: Importance of Agroecology for the upcoming CFS policy processes
2:35–2:55 pm: Round of questions and comments
2:55–3:00 pm: Closing remarks
The Public Briefing is open to Member State representatives and all CFS participants. Interpretation to English, French and Spanish will be provided.