Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Policy Recommendations

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Alexander MUELLER, Assistant Director General, FAO

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  • 1. Food Security and Climate Change: Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Policy Recommendations Alexander MUELLER, Assistant Director General, FAOFAO Knowledge DayClimate-Smart Approaches to AgricultureDoha 1st December 2012
  • 2. New CFSThe vision of the reformed CFS is tobe the most inclusive internationaland intergovernmental platform forall stakeholders to work together toensure food security and nutritionfor all.
  • 3. Members of CFS:• More than 130 Governments• Civil society• Private sector• Research• UN agencies• Development Banks
  • 4. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS I1. Climate change can pose serious threats tofood security especially to small scale foodproducers’ lives and livelihoods, and to therealization of the right to food, and urges action.
  • 5. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS I1. Climate change can pose serious threats tofood security especially to small scale foodproducers’ lives and livelihoods, and to therealization of the right to food, and urges action.2. Adaptation to climate change is a majorconcern and objective for all farmers and foodproducers, especially small-scale producers.
  • 6. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS II3. CFS therefore invites Member States, IOs and otherCFS stakeholders, as appropriate, and recognizing therole of the UNFCCC:
  • 7. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS II3. CFS therefore invites Member States, IOs and otherCFS stakeholders, as appropriate, and recognizing therole of the UNFCCC:•to integrate climate change concerns in food securitypolicies and programmes and to increase resilience ofvulnerable groups and food systems.
  • 8. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS II3. CFS therefore invites Member States, IOs and otherCFS stakeholders, as appropriate, and recognizing therole of the UNFCCC:•to integrate climate change concerns in food securitypolicies and programmes and to increase resilience ofvulnerable groups and food systems.•to create conditions to facilitate access to geneticresources for food and agriculture and the fair andequitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use.
  • 9. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS II3. CFS therefore invites Member States, IOs and otherCFS stakeholders, as appropriate, and recognizing therole of the UNFCCC:•to integrate climate change concerns in food securitypolicies and programmes and to increase resilience ofvulnerable groups and food systems.•to create conditions to facilitate access to geneticresources for food and agriculture and the fair andequitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use.•to develop agricultural strategies that take into accountthe need to respond to climate change and to safeguardfood security;
  • 10. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS III• CFS supports the consideration of food security within the UNFCCC activities, in accordance with its mandate and in the context of its the objectives, principles and provisions, by:
  • 11. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS III• CFS supports the consideration of food security within the UNFCCC activities, in accordance with its mandate and in the context of its the objectives, principles and provisions, by:• inviting FAO to continue collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat
  • 12. CFS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS III• CFS supports the consideration of food security within the UNFCCC activities, in accordance with its mandate and in the context of its the objectives, principles and provisions, by:• inviting FAO to continue collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat• inviting the CFS Secretariat to transmit for information the HLPE report on Food Security and Climate Change and the present document of the CFS to the UNFCCC Secretariat.
  • 13. Link with UNFCCC• Support the consideration of FS within UNFCCC activities, in accordance with its mandate, in the context of objectives, principles and provisions of the convention• Invites FAO to continue collaboration with UNFCCC, including through technical information on FS issues• Transmit for information HLPE report and CFS decisions to UNFCCC secretariat
  • 14. Role of FAOFAO offers continued support to• the Parties• and the UNFCCC secretariatin addressing climate change issuesthrough assistance on technical matters aswell as helping countries to shareknowledge and experience, especially onaspects related to adaptation and foodsecurity.
  • 15. Report of CFS available at:www.fao.org/cfs