CFS Meeting on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

CFS Meeting on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition – 17 September 2019 CSM Key points to the event! Video of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver Presentation by Dr. Bambang Supriyanto, Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, Indonesia Presentation by CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) The CFS Event that will take place on 17 September 2019 was strongly requested by the CSM when the CFS Policy Recommendations on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition were endorsed after a policy convergence process in October 2017. CSM Working Group felt that not enough time was dedicated, during the policy debates and negotiation process, to the impact on Right to Food and FSN of tree plantations. CSM highlighted that plantations should not be considered as Forests as their impact are far from being positive for  Forests communities. Read here CSM Statement of October 2017 and here CSM vision that informed CSM positions during the Policy convergence process. Two years after the endorsement of CFS Policy Recommendation this CFS event is finally taking place, even if reduced to a three-hour event, with no interpretation and without any concrete policy outcome of follow-up. Please find below CFS Concept Note and Agenda of the event. CFS Concept Note and Agenda BACKGROUND The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its 44thSession in 2017, endorsed a set of policy recommendations on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition which were elaborated around the main findings of a detailed report of the CFS High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). These policy recommendations highlight the key role of forests and trees in ensuring food security and nutrition by contributing to dietary quality and diversity, serving as a safety net in periods of food scarcity, generating income for local people, and providing essential ecosystem services for agriculture. They also note that land degradation and global deforestation, caused mainly by agriculture, driven by increased demand, – adversely impact the environment and ecosystems that ground the livelihoods of indigenous peoples, local communities, and smallholders and agriculture as a whole. CFS stakeholders thus stressed that sustainable agriculture and food security and nutrition cannot be achieved at the expense of forests, and that actions should be taken to promote better coordination of land use policies and strengthen sustainable management of forests. Specific attention was paid to the need to

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New HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry

New HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry Please take note that the Zero Draft of the HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition is now submitted to an open e-consultation. Deadline for comments is the 4th of July. All CSO that are interested to follow this process are invited to join the new CSM Working Group on Forestry that will contribute to the drafting of the report and the political process after its launch in 2017. Please send your expression of interest to the CSM Secretariat

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