MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: SDGS AND SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: MEETING COMMITMENTS AND REALIZING THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD

The event was organized by FAO, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), IFAD, ECOWAS, IPC Fisheries Working Group (TBC), Norway. Karel Callens from FAO’s Food and Nutrition Division opened the panel, introducing the issue of small-scale fisheries and highlighting the role of such communities in delivering nutritious food. Small[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Global Hearing of the Landless

The event was organized by the CSM Constituency of the Landless, formed by Landless Movements from all continents. The first speaker, Amira Gornass, chair of the Committee on World Food Security, highlighted that hunger is dramatically on the rise and sustainable agriculture, food security, and rural development can be the concrete and effective solutions to[…]

MUN ACADEMY ATTENDED CFS 44 SIDE EVENT: THE VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT (VGSSM) FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A ZERO HUNGER WORLD

The event was organized by the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the European Commission (EC) and the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO). Hea lthy soils are the basis of healthy food production and since ten major threats regarding soil functioning have been found, it is difficult to have adequate measures to solve this issue. Last year, the[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: The Impact of increasing Capital-Flows to Rural Areas: Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

The event was organized by the Global Donor Working Group on Land and USAID. It explored the various aspects of increasing capital flows to rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and the implication for land policy and agricultural transformation in the region.   The topic was first discussed one year ago in Brussels, and the aim[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: IMPROVING CHILD NUTRITION: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL

The event was organized by FAO, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), IFAD, ECOWAS, IPC Fisheries Working Group (TBC), Norway.   The main objective of this panel was to raise awareness on the issue of malnutrition, with a specific focus on child obesity and malnutrition. Supporting healthy diets is[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FOR BETTER RESILIENCE IN PASTORAL COMMUNITIES

The event was organized by the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Comitè Permanent Inter-Etat de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), the Spanish Cooperation Agency, the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism, the Eastern and Southern Africa Pastoralist Network and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Junko[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: WOMEN’S ROLES AND RIGHTS IN SITUATION OF FOOD CRISES, FAMINES AND CONFLICT

The event was organized by the CFS Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) and was opened by Fernanda Tansini – alternate permanent representative of Brazil to FAO, WFP and IFAD – who introduced the topic of women’s struggle particularly in situations of crises. The first panelist was Mariam Al Jaajaa (Arab Network for Food Sovereignty in Jordan[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Tackling the challenges of climate change and food security: the role of farmers as stewards of the environment

Organizers: World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Global Research Alliance (GRA), International Fertilisers Industry Association (IFA), Government of Canada and Government of New Zealand. Marco Marzano, Secretary General of the WFO opened the debate by saying that the role of farmers in the context of climate change is critical because they are the ones who face the[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: How cross-sectoral partnerships help smallholders deliver a more food secure future

The event was a multi-stakeholder discussion to determine which partnership models work and where challenges remain. Dr. Tin Htut, Minister of Agriculture of Myanmar, said it is not important to donate assets, it is important to teach how to deal and work with the assets present in a territory. The problem is that there is[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Counting the Beans – Affording a healthy diet and nutritious food

The aim of the side event was to provide country-level analysis to fill the nutrient gap. The first speaker was from Madagascar and highlighted the need to combat malnutrition in the country. Former nutritional policies and the national plan for nutrition were developed on the basis of recommendations and were focused on the health sector[…]