Position Papers

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IAFN Inputs to High Level Political Forum 2017

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FAO defines nutrition-sensitive agriculture as a food-based approach to agricultural development that puts nutrient-dense foods, dietary diversity, and food fortification at the heart of overcoming malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. This approach stresses the multiple benefits derived from enjoying a variety of foods, recognizing the nutritional value of food for health. The overall objective of nutrition-sensitive agriculture is to promote healthy diets by better equipping food systems to deliver safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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The Sustainable Development Goals set the international development agenda until 2030, and all stakeholders must mobilize to ensure their achievement.

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TRADE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION - Trade and policies that enable trade are critical to reducing poverty, advancing broad-based and sustainable economic growth, supporting jobs, raising living standards, enhancing food security, expanding the variety of products available to consumers, and helping people everywhere get accessible safe, affordable, nutritious food. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development notes that “national development efforts need to be supported by an enabling international economic environment, including coherent and mutually supporting world trade, monetary and financial systems, and strengthened and enhanced global economic governance.” 

 

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The Private Sector Mechanism is very concerned about the improvement of water management that will be required to make the necessary increase of food production possible. We believe that the international community should pay more attention to the essential contribution of water to food production throughout its value chain.

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Respect for Land Rights, Remarks by Ulrike Sapiro, The Coca-Cola Company

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Stunting continues to be one of the most pernicious and widespread forms of malnutrition, having a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable populations compared with other types of malnourishment.

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Human capital and talent are critical drivers of growth, sustainability and security across the entire food chain. There is a need to recruit new talent, particularly youth, to agriculture.

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Food aid systems are vital at such times, however methods to resume farming, sustain livelihoods of smallholders, and reinvigorate food production systems are under explored.

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The SDGs incorporate food safety into the targets of Agenda 2030 yet the role of food safety has received startlingly little attention in the debates on food security, nutrition and health outcomes.

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In the face of a rapidly growing global population and the increasingly severe consequences of climate change, new approaches, techniques, and technologies will need to be developed to successfully combat hunger and malnutrition.

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public and animal health issue that needs careful stewardship. Together with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the FAO has actively participated in the development of the WHO Global AMR Action Plan. This plan provides a holistic approach to combating AMR.

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Good land tenure security is central to sustaining productivity but also to fostering good stewardship of land among farmers and pastoralists.

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More attention must be paid to the immediate needs of those who lack the necessary purchasing power to meet their food and nutrition requirements, especially women and children. 

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Implementation of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems. The CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI) offer important guidance to companies engaged in agriculture at local, national and international levels. 

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Livestock is vital for ensuring food and nutrition security and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It performs critical development functions through its contribution to nutritious diets, economic growth, poverty alleviation, and improved rural livelihoods. No other economic sector is more important to the lives and livelihoods of the poor. In addition to nutritious food, livestock also provides asset savings, fiber, leather, traction, manure for fuel and fertilizers.

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Proposal from the PSM for HLPE reports in 2018 and 2019 to focus on food safety and resilience

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Strengthening Food Systems to Improve Nutrition Outcomes. Sustainable and resilient food systems must provide consumers adequate and reliable access to diverse, affordable, safe, and nutritious diets. Each of these components is essential in its own right, but no single component is sufficient to overcome food insecurity.

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The Private Sector Mechanism is very concerned about the improvement of water management that will be required to make the necessary increase of food production possible. We believe that the international community should pay more attention to the essential contribution of water to food production throughout its value chain.

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Through there has been willingness to engage at CFS from the entire agri-food value chain we represent (including farmers, input providers, cooperatives, processors, small and medium enterprises, and transnational corporations), we sense that we are at a juncture where the next step for the CFS is to focus on products that can be practically operationalized not only by business actors but also by governments and civil society