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The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place from 15 to 17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Over 400 people attended, including 230 delegates from 75 member countries and the European Union, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, civil society organizations, academia/research organizations and producer organizations/cooperatives. The symposium encompassed the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors and was organized around three main themes:

Nairobi, 7th September 2016 - “Countries that have implemented the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) have posted higher agriculture productivity and stronger GDP growth as well as sharper declines in malnutrition compared to countries that have not adopted it.” This is contained in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)’s 2016 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR) that was released today during the 2016 AGR Forum.  

CFS Negotiations on “Sustainable Agriculture, including the role of livestock” will take place in Rome, on September 8th-9th. The PSM is taking an active role in this process, drawing attention to the importance of investment in livestock research, increasing productivity and efficiency, caring for animals, minimizing waste, and promoting healthy diets and adding value.

The registration deadline for CFS43 is fast approaching. Join the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) delegation at the 43rd Session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, Italy, to discuss the issues and solution on global food security and nutrition. Register today!

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