CSM Report on Monitoring the use and application of the FFA

CSM Report on Monitoring the use and application of the CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA) DOWNLOAD THE REPORT IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC!  ENGLISH |ARABIC The last decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of protracted crises. The number of displaced people in the world is now roughly 80% higher than in 2010, while internal displacement has reached an all-time high. Protracted crises can often lead to drastic breakdowns in food systems, with extreme levels of food insecurity, malnourishment and hunger. Currently, there are nearly 60 million more undernourished people than in 2014, due in large part to the growing number of conflicts; indeed, the majority of undernourished people live in countries experiencing conflict. Historically, deep discussion on food security in protracted crises was stifled in food policy platforms, as many protracted crises require political solutions. However, these contexts pose unique challenges – both in the duration of food insecurity and the complexity of appropriate remedial interventions – and require unique solutions. For many years, peoples’ organisations from conflict-inflicted regions agitated for a focus on this vital issue. In 2012, the CFS embraced this priority and initiated a process to create a framework to guide comprehensive approaches to food security in these circumstances, which was celebrated as a victory for the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM). The FFA is unique in its emphasis on addressing, resolving and preventing underlying causes of protracted crises, and the food insecurity and malnutrition they so often cause. The FFA is anchored in the human rights and humanitarian law framework which is fundamental to these goals and to ensuring accountability and restitution for those affected by crises. Equally important, the framework recognises that resilience-building must enhance peoples’ capacity to prevent crises, not merely to prepare for or absorb them. As communities affected by crises assert, they should not be left to cope with or adapt to crises but rather be supported to resist their re-emergence and achieve meaningful recovery and development. The FFA provides a much-needed basis for CFS and other policy platforms to better discuss and define comprehensive and coherent responses, the processes required to realise them, and the context-specific methods for conflict-resolution and peacebuilding. This report aims to complement the CFS-led assessment of the implementation of the FFA by providing reflections from civil society organisations on: a) the implementation of and alignment with the FFA (or lack thereof) in policy decisions and actions taken in their home countries experiencing protracted crises; b) key barriers and challenges to use and implementation of the FFA; c) CSO experiences in advocating for the implementation of the FFA; d) coherence between the FFA and pre-existing (binding and non-binding) obligations and commitments of states,

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Call for inputs for the CSM monitoring of the Framework for Action in Protracted Crises

Call for inputs to an independent CSO report on monitoring the use and application of the CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises Do the survey at the links you find below to submit your experience and make governments hear your voice! READ THE ARABIC CALL FOR INPUTS The CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (FFA) was endorsed by the CFS at its Forty-Second Session on 13 October 2015 (CFS 2015/42/4), following a three-year preparation and negotiation process with CFS actors. Civil society actors, via the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the CFS — particularly those affected by protracted crises — have played a key role in bringing this vital topic to the agenda of the CFS and throughout the preparation and negotiation process. The FFA represents the first global consensus on how to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food during protracted crises. The objective of the Framework is to improve the food security and nutrition of populations affected by, or at risk of, protracted crises by addressing critical manifestations and building resilience; adapting to specific challenges; and contributing to addressing underlying causes. It recognizes the need to achieve coherence between humanitarian, development, and peace-building efforts that address underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition within a human-rights approach. At its 47th Session in October 2020, CFS will hold a Global Thematic Event (GTE) for monitoring the use and application of the FFA. The GTE will enable a multi-actor dialogue based on the experiences and good practices documented by CFS participants, outcomes from national, regional and international monitoring events, and will contribute to monitoring progress in implementing the FFA at all levels. The GTE is an opportunity for the civil society to prepare and disseminate an independent assessment of the current status of the use and implementation of the CFS-FFA. To facilitate the gathering of inputs and the consolidation of the report, the CSM working group on Monitoring of the FFA has developed a simple questionnaire in English, Arabic, French and Spanish that can be accessed through the following links: ENGLISH: https://forms.gle/ZRsHmPRLP59oRUCB6 ARABIC: https://forms.gle/5ydxM9BjCgupdvP89 FRENCH: https://forms.gle/mAfwdPqB5rNLy8q57 SPANISH: https://forms.gle/tpf3p1wGzfEKmydd9 The purpose of this survey is to determine what policies and responses are being taken by different actors — such as governments, international organizations, and civil society — in contexts of protracted crises,

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