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43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 43)

17-21 October 2016 | Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Highlights for Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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On Wednesday morning, plenary held a global thematic event on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) aiming to: share good practices and learn from experiences; monitor progress in implementing the VGGT; and increase awareness and understanding of the VGGT. Panelists and participants presented national experiences and challenges related to VGGT implementation, addressing awareness raising, capacity development, reform of legal and policy frameworks, and multi-stakeholder platforms for VGGT operationalization.

In the afternoon, plenary endorsed the proposal for CFS engagement in advancing nutrition prepared by the OEWG on Nutrition, including a proposal for CFS contribution to addressing global malnutrition in all its forms, and for continued work of the OEWG in 2016-2017. Discussions also commenced on the Multi-Year Programme of Work, and will continue on Thursday.

On the proposed informal discussion on mega-mergers in the agrochemical sector and their impacts on food security, Chair Gornass clarified that the discussion will be organized as a an event of the Civil Society Mechanism on Thursday afternoon.

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Monitoring Implementation of CFS Decisions and Recommendations: Voluntary Guidelines of the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

The dais during the Global Event on Monitoring the Implementation of the VGGT Guidelines. L.-R.: Ir Wiratno, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; Juan Pablo Granados Pinedo, Vice Minister of Rural Development, Colombia; A.M. Camara, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Food Security, Senegal; Gregory Meyers, Lead Land Administration Specialist, World Bank; Deborah Fulton, CFS Secretary.
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Amira Gornass, CFS Chair
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Naseegh Jaffer, World Forum of Fisher Peoples, CSM
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Ir Wiratno, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
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John Young Simpson, Duxton Asset Management, PSM
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