CFS 43 Side Events
Imagine if the crop varieties that rural African families grow were more nutritious, higher yielding, and resilient from climate change, drought and pests. Imagine the positive impacts on food security, nutrition, health, safety and farmers’ income. An uncommon partnership of 15 government organizations, scientific, agricultural bodies, universities, companies, regional organizations and NGOs, along with a network of 20 agricultural and horticultural organizations, made this vision a reality.
Food security is often viewed and discussed from the perspective of rural food insecurity - food scarcity, poor access to effective markets, nutrition, and rural poverty come to mind. This side event aimed to kick start discussions around food security in an urban environment where fast growing cities and demographics present a different set of challenges. Singapore was ranked the world’s second most food secure country after the United States by the Global Food Security Index in 2015, despite not having any significant primary food production resources in the country. What can the world’s fastest growing cities such as Jakarta, Lagos and Dar es Salaam learn from Singapore’s experience?
The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development by generating decent jobs, contributing public revenue and providing affordable goods and services. Investments contribute to improve poor peoples' lives by boosting their productive activities. The development of resilient agricultural and agro-industrial sectors is essential for the construction of a sustainable future for all countries.
Dairy has valuable input to a resilient, sustainable food system including nutrition assets that are critical for ensuring long-term health of a growing global population. Given its nutrient-rich package, dairy has the ability to provide the world's population not just basic nutrition, but better nutrition. For developed and developing countries, dairy has the potential to reinvigorate rural economies, providing sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers and a resilient source of economic growth. Dairy can make a significant contribution towards meeting the challenges of nutritional security, sustainability and reduction in diseases related to poor quality diet.
Introducing “Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century” – Food for thought and a call to act
Malnutrition has an impact far beyond its effect on the individual who suffers from an inadequate diet. This book helps pave the way towards practical solutions based on trusted science and robust programming, and aims at reaching the agenda of policymakers, donors, academics, private sector organizations
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted this plan for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets that address the most important economic, social, environmental and governance challenges of our time. The SDGs clearly define the world we want – applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.