MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Unravelling the food-health nexus

  “Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems” is a report (that continues the research of the prior “Future of food: seeds of resilience”) commissioned from IPES-Food by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The key point of the report is to analyse a serious[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Integrating nutrition in practice in sustainable agricultural programs and policies

The debate was organized by France and Kyrgyzstan and it was held by Madeleine Ocline, Head of the International Development Sector in EU, by Peggy Pascal, from Action Against Hunger, by Gabor Figeckzy, Advocacy General of IFOAM and by Alisher Yuldashev, a Rural Service Provider from Kyrgyzstan. The main concern of the side event was[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: What today’s young agricultural leaders need to meet tomorrow’s SDG challenges?

The delegate Poorva Andsya from ETG Farmers Foundation opened the side event by asking a question: “How can we make the right food security system in Africa?” She underlined that the youth have high hopes they will go to university, they do have ambitions, but still they do not have a clue what to do[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Market Development for nutrition

The side event had the purpose to show the best practices and policies to develop food systems for improved nutrition at scale. The debated started focusing on the question: How can food market be developed to accelerate the food system and nutrition at large scale? The nexus of agriculture and market have to come together.[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Are the voluntary guidelines on the responsible Governance of tenure (VGGTS) strengthening indigenous and community land rights?

Five years after the start of the VGGTS, the participation of indigenous and the countries that agreed to be part of the process have had different effects around the world. Mr. Vicente from the International Council of the Indigenous mentioned the creation of a popular manual in 2015, a text accessible to the communities of[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Contributing to sustaining peace and conflict prevention: perspectives from agriculture, food security and nutrition

The event was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, the Quaker UN Office and the World Food Programme. The Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Hans Hoogeveen, started the event stressing that nowadays many people live in hunger. Nonetheless, we throw away about one third of[…]

MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Rural youth employment and entrepreneurship for food and nutrition security

The first speaker was Halatou Dem, Director General of Danaya Cereales, a cereal transformation unit in Bamako, Mali. Her focus was on the fact that rural areas need resources such as water, internet, infrastructure to give people the possibility to live with dignity. With these resources, rural youth will not have the necessity to leave[…]

MUN Academy is attending CFS 42 with a delegation of seven young students

MUN Academy has been invited to attend the forty-second plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and has selected seven Italian students to form an observing delegation. This is a unique occasion for young students to observe the real working of a United Nations committee. This year, CFS 42 is placing also[…]