The IPC-IG's Senior Research Coordinator Fabio Veras attended the annual plenary session of the FAO's Committee on World Food Security (CFS), held in Rome, Italy, from 17 to 21 October. CFS is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.
The side event "Connecting Smallholders to markets", organized by the Government of Brazil, FAO, WFP and IPC-IG, presented the results of South-South Cooperation initiatives to adapt the Brazilian Hunger Zero (Fome Zero) programme to the context of African countries. Dr. Veras delivered a presentation on the results of the PAA Africa programmes, which aims to implement institutional food purchased from smallholder farmers for school feeding.