This Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is a single, living document annually approved by the CFS Plenary. Its purpose is to improve coordination and guide synchronized action by a wide range of stakeholders. GSF aims to provide an overarching framework and a single reference document with practical guidance on core recommendations for food security and nutrition strategies. Although is not a legally binding instrument, it offers guidelines and recommendations for catalysing coherent policy action at the global, regional and country levels by the full range of stakeholders, responsible for policy areas with a direct or indirect impact on food security and nutrition, such as trade, agriculture, health, environment, natural resources and economic or investment policies.
The Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has invited an international group of high-level experts to elaborate a Charter Document on Rural Development, which shall be presented as an input to the BMZ International Conference on Rural Development titled: ONE WORLD – No Hunger, Future of the rural world. This conference will be held in Berlin on April 27 and 28, 2017.
LONDON – March 16, 2017 – Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement, concluded here during a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) meeting in Bonn in November of this year.