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GFC at the UN Committee on Food Security (CFS)

17 Oct 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
FAO office, Rome, Italy

GFC participated actively in the meeting of the UN Committee on Food Security that took place at the FAO premises in Rome on 17-21 October. The meeting adopted a report by the High Level Expert Panel on Sustainable Agriculture Development for Food Security and Nutrition, which contains some watered down yet still useful recommendations to address the impacts of unsustainable livestock farming.

We published a press release on the recommendations of the report and collaborated closely with other members of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM), including in campaigns to draw attention to the impact of corporate mergers in the food sector on food security and sustainable agriculture. In collaboration with the CSM, GFC has also provided inputs to the report from the High Level Panel of Experts on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition, and the draft report on Nutrition and Food Systems, which are both expected early next year.