The 50th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 50), will take place from 10 to 13 October 2022, with only one representative per delegation attending in person.
Elizabeth Nsimadala, in her role of WFO Board Member for the African Constituency, will be in Rome at FAO Headquarters to represent the World Farmers’ Organisation.
CFS 50 will endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems. Additionally, CFS 50 will discuss the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition report, review the work of CFS and its HLPE toward 2030, and kickstart the workstream on data collection and analysis for food security and nutrition.
To enrich and complement the CFS 50 Plenary and allow partners and other stakeholders to highlight their work, CFS will organise 31 side events in virtual or hybrid format over the four days.
WFO will be actively engaged as a co-organiser or with speaking slots in different sessions.
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 | 18.30-19.45 CET – Side Event 21 “Improving Global Food Systems Risk Management For A Resilient Food Future”
The World Farmers’ Organisation Secretary General, Arianna Giuliodori will bring the WFO perspective into the debate on the urgency of food system resilience to multiple threats and articulate links to the food price crisis and covid recovery.
Thursday, 13 October 2022 | 8:30 – 9:45 CET – Side Event 26 “Imagine a future where new generations and ecosystems thrive: making the national pathways to sustainable food systems the accelerator for SDGs”
Co-organised by WFO, the session will feature the participation of Elizabeth Nsimadala as a speaker on behalf of the farmers of the world.
Thursday, 13 October 2022 | 13:30 – 14:45 CET – Side Event 29 “Diversified food production and diet: The challenges of transition to more sustainable agrifood systems”
The session will feature the participation of the WFO Board Member Elizabeth Nsimadala in her role as President of the Eastern African Farmers’ Federation (EAFF).
More information about other side events is available at https://www.fao.org/cfs/plenary/cfs50/side-events/en/