Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
13 - 15 October 2020
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CFS 47th Plenary Session has been postponed to 8–12 February 2021.
In lieu of the Plenary, three high-level virtual plenaries will be held 13–15 October 2020 to keep food security and nutrition front and centre on the global sustainable development agenda.
These events will:
- Take stock of the global food security situation, guided by the SOFI 2020 and the HLPE report on Building a Global Narrative Towards 2030
- Reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition and the global efforts needed to “build back better”
- Discuss the draft CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition and the draft CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches, and their relevance to the objectives of the UN Food Systems Summit planned for 2021.
Tuesday 13 October 2020, 16.30 (CET)
Building Back Better: Confronting the impact of COVID-19 on land tenure, food security and nutrition
Wednesday 14 October, 11.00 (CET)
Youth engagement and employment in agri-food systems: What works? What doesn’t work? What could work?
Thursday 15 October, 11.00 (CET)
Transformative approaches to advance gender equality and women's empowerment for food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture