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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all. CFS was reformed to address short term crises but also long term structural issues. The Committee reports annually to Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Who is part of CFS?

CFS is made up of Members, Participants and Observers. The membership of the Committee is open to all Member States of The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or The World Food Programme (WFP) and non-Member States of FAO that are Member States of the United Nations. Member States are encouraged to participate in CFS sessions at the highest level possible. Participants can be from representatives of UN agencies and bodies, civil society and non-governmental organizations and their networks, international agricultural research systems, international and regional financial institutions and representatives of private sector associations and private philanthropic foundations. CFS may invite other interested organizations relevant to its work to observe entire sessions or specific agenda items.  

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) was created in October 2009 as an essential part of the CFS reform to provide independent, scientific knowledge-based analysis and advice. HLPE reports are requested by CFS and their findings and recommendations serve as a basis for CFS policy discussions.  

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ይህ መመሪያ በፈቃደኝነት ላይ የተመሰረተ የመሬት፤ ዓሣ እና ደን አስተዳዳርና ጥበቃ፤ ለብሄራዊ የምግብ ዋስትና በሚል ተዘጋጅቶ ከእንግሊዝኛ ወደ አማርኛ የተተረጎመ ነው፡፡

Manuals & Guidelines
May, 2019
Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

የነዚህ የበጎ ፈቃድ መመሪያዎች አላማ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እንዲሁም የደን ይዞታ አስተዳደርን ለማሻሻል ምሪት መስጠት ብሎም እንደማጣቀሻ ማገልገል ሲሆን ይህም ለሁሉም ሰው የምግብ ዋስትናን ማረጋገጥ የተሰኘው መርሆን መሠረት ያደረገ እና የሰው ልጆችን በቂ ምግብ የማግኘት መብት በአገር አቀፍ የምግብ ዋስትና ማዕቀፍ ውስጥ በዘላቂነት እውን እንዲሆን ድጋፍ መስጠት ነው። የነዚህ መመሪያዎች አላማ ረሃብን እና ድህነትን ለማጥፋት ለሚደረገው አለም አቀፍ እና አገር አቀፍ ርብርብ አስተዋጽዖ ማድረግ ሲሆን ይኸውም ቀጣይነት ያለው የመሬት ልማት ለዕድገት መሠረታዊ ጉዳይ ነው የተሰኘውን መርሆ በማንገብ ፍትሃዊ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብት ክፍፍል እንዲሁም ዋስትና ያለው የይዞታ መብት እንዲኖር ማስተዋወቅን ይጨምራል። ድህነትን እና ረሃብን ማጥፋት እንዲሁም ቀጣይነት ያለው የተፈጠሮ ሀብት አጠቃቀምን ማስፈን በዋናነት የማህበረሰቡን እና ሌሎች የሚመለከታቸው አካላትን መሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብቶች ማግኘት ላይ የተመሠረተ ነው። የአብዛኛው በተለይ የገ

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Manuals & Guidelines
January, 2017
Laos, Global

FAO published its Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security in 2012. The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forest with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. The guidelines were translated into Lao and published in 2013.

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Manuals & Guidelines
January, 2017
Cambodia, Global

FAO published its Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security in 2012. The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forest with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.

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Experiences and Good Practices In The Use and Application of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) - Summary and Key Elements cover image
Reports & Research
July, 2016
Global

At its 42nd Plenary session in 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) decided to hold a global thematic event at the 43rd session in October 2016 to share experiences and take stock of the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), as a contribution to monitoring progress towards VGGT implementation. This second global stocktake on the VGGT is informed by the contributions received from stakeholders.

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Reports & Research
June, 2016
Global

This document gathers a number of case studies on the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) in a wide range of projects, and highlights successes in these experiences. For each project, it includes a description of and information on the approach adopted, and provides additonal resources for stakeholders interested in learning more about these projects.

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Manuals & Guidelines
October, 2014
Global

The CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems – known as RAI – are a set of ten principles that apply to all types and sizes of agricultural investment including fisheries, forests and livestock. They address all stakeholders and apply to all stages of the value chain. As a soft law instrument they are globally applicable and include actions to address a range of environmental, social and economic issues.

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A Report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on Food Security. 2013

Reports & Research
June, 2013
Global

In October 2011, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) to prepare "a comparative study of constraints to smallholder investment in agriculture in different contexts with policy options for addressing these constraints, taking into consideration the work done on this topic by IFAD, and by FAO in the context of COAG, and the work of other key partners.

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Biofuels: Prospects, Risks and Opportunities

Institutional & promotional materials
October, 2008
Global

More than at any time in the past three decades, the world’s attention is focused this year on food and agriculture. A variety of factors have combined to raise food prices to the highest levels since the 1970 (in real terms), with serious implications for food security among poor populations around the world.

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