“Bringing home the results from Rome” - Strengthening the use and application of CFS policy outcomes

Enlarge image Rome, 6 April 2017 - The German Permanent Representation to the International Organizations, together with the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the civil society mechanism, had invited to a very well-attended meeting on the implementation of policy recommendations of the Committee of World Food Security (CFS).

The objectives were to:

  • discuss key aspects and specific proposals for improving the use and application of CFS policy outcomes;
  • play a catalytic role in a partcipatory and inclusive discussion toward a better use and application of CFS policy outcomes;
  • encourage the promotion of national monitoring events as part of the efforts for a better use and application of CFS policy outcomes.

During the two-hour discussion, participants discussed concrete proposals to improve the use and application of global CFS policy instruments.

Enlarge image Susanne Näumann (Germany) and Ambassador Serge Tomasi (France) shared experiences from national monitoring processes to allow similar processes in other regions of the world.

In addition, the participatory and inclusive approach during the implementation phase was highlighted.

The CFS Chair, Ambassador Amira Gornass, Ambassador Juan Rafael Mesa Zuleta (Colombia), Ambassador Tembe Tambo (South Africa) and representatives of the Rome-based agencies (RBAs) as well as the private sector had active roles during the event.

The RBAs carry, together with States, the main responsibility to achieve concrete results. 

  • In his closing speech, Director Friedrich Wacker (BMEL, Berlin) emphasized the importance of using CFS recommendations to bring world food security forward.

A joint commitment of states and UN organizations is needed. 

  • This issue clearly continues to remain on the international agenda.

04/2017: German Rep Event: Strengthening the use and application of CFS policy outcomes