In October 2013 the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed its Multi-Year Programme of Work for 2015-17, including a Round Table entitled “A Plan of Action to Build Knowledge, Skills, and Talent Development to Further Food and Nutrition Security”. The endorsement by the CFS of this topic signalled talent development in agriculture would take increased precedence in the United Nations food security agenda. In response to this plan of action, a coalition of interested partners engaged through an iterative process to define strategies for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of talent development systems of the world’s most important industry, agriculture. Several key areas have been identified where there is need for working on progressive goals and innovative partnerships to implement them.
Read the document Talent Development In Ag – A Call to Action (PDF 597KB)
Thursday 25 June 2015
9.30-17.00, Red Room, FAO Heaquarters, Rome, Italy
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The CFS High-Level Forum on Connecting Smallholders to Markets brings together a wide range of concerned stakeholders to discuss issues, challenges and ways to improve the access of smallholders to markets. The event will also seek to identify ways in which CFS can contribute to addressing those challenges and arrive at broad recommendations on areas for priority action to strengthen smallholder access to markets.
24 May 2015. Kampala, Uganda – The African Development Bank, Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Alliance for a Green Revolution Africa (AGRA) have joined efforts to combat increasing youth unemployment in Africa through agribusiness incubation.
The joint initiative is coordinated by African Development bank under the theme ‘Enabling Youth for employment. The purpose of the programme is to create options for youth engagement in agribusiness, increase financing mechanisms and networking opportunities for youth engagement in agribusiness, trade and investment along agriculture value chains
The vice President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Mr. A. Abou-Sabaa and Director Agriculture and agro industry Mr. C. Ojukwu in a preess statement said the bank’is committed to support private sector engagement in agribusiness and their interest to explore all options for youth focused job creation in partnership with national, regional and international development partners.
CFS42: Plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security
October 12-16 2015 | Rome, Italy
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Talent Development In Ag - A Call to Action (PDF 597KB)
CFS Side Event Guidelines to PSM Organizers (PDF 296KB)
Introduction to the Private Sector Mechanism (PDF 595KB)
Smallholder Access to Markets, May 2015 (PDF 105KB)
Implementation of the CFS Principles on Responsible Investment, 2015 (PDF 267KB)
Responsible Agricultural Investment Kick-Start Meeting, PSM Statement, March 2015 (PDF 353KB)
ICN2 Statement by the Private Sector, November 2014 (PDF 94KB)
RAI Statement by the Private Sector, October 2014 (PDF 329KB)
Land Tenure (PDF 118KB)
Responsible Agricultural Investment Private Sector Statements April 2014 (PDF 119KB)
Role and Composition of the CFS Advisory Group (PDF 95KB)