CFS 42 Side Event on Climate Change, Food Security and Nutrition: Cultivating Sustainable Diets and Food Systems


Wednesday 14th October 2015

8.30 – 9.30

Iraq Facilitation Room

FAO Headquarters, Rome – Italy

Achieving food security and improved nutrition for smallholder farmers in countries impacted by the effects of climate change requires commitment and action at all policy levels. More productive, resilient and diverse food systems represent the best form of social protection for vulnerable rural families.

Our leading experts will be exploring the policies required to achieve food and nutrition security under climate change, including ensuring that agriculture delivers high quality diets. The panel will focus on increased agriculture productivity, resilience of poor households, sustainable agricultural practices and ecosystems, biodiversity and integration of nutrition into food systems.

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  • H.E. Neil Briscoe, UK Ambassador to FAO.
  • Tom Arnold, Global Panel Member, Interim Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and former CEO of Concern Worldwide, an NGO dealing with humanitarian matters, with a particular focus on nutrition.
  • Prof. Simbarashe Sibanda, FANRPAN, Programme Manager of Agriculture to Nutrition Initiative – ATONU.
  • David Radcliffe, Senior Advisor for Agricultural Research for Developmentat DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission.
  • Bernand Rey, Deputy Head of Unit, DG for Internaitonal Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Global Panel Director Sandy Thomas opens the event.

Refreshment will be served.
To attend, registration to CFS 42 is required. 
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