I recently came across a great news article and an excellent example of how the agri-food sector is working together to reduce the carbon footprint of our food. Food companies have a lot to gain by directly working with farmers to address greenhouse gas emissions.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has exacerbated the global food crisis. Add to this the current climate challenge and we are headed towards a situation that would, unfortunately, leave millions heartbroken.
This is an unprecedented crisis that warrants innovative solutions.
From 13 – 15 June, the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) and Private Sector Mechanism (PSM), respectively, hosted their Annual General Meetings. The meetings were held in a hybrid fashion, with the in-person portion taking place in Rome. This was the first time since 2019 that members of the Association had been able to come together since the COVID-19 pandemic, which was welcomed by all. These three days hosted a series of events including the actual AGM meetings, seven bilateral meetings, internal topic-specific discussions on soil health and CODEX, and a reception hosted on the evening of the 14th. It was a busy week for the 38 private sector delegates in Rome.
Agriculture is one of the biggest drivers of economies worldwide. This makes it important for having a strong emphasis on employment in agriculture for young people. It is crucial to create avenues so that young people can see a sustainable future in this sector.
Soil health is fundamental to human existence.
Soil is the basis for food production. Food does not exist without soil and life does not exist without food. Soil, therefore, is essential for human existence and, as such, for us to achieve healthy food production, we need to take care of our soils and ensure good soil health.
Registration is now open for the 50th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)! This hybrid event will take place 10 – 13 October, with the in-person portion taking place at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy. This will be the first in-person CFS since 2019.
Discussions at the CFS50 plenary session will focus on the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report and responses to the global food crisis, endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment, endorsement of policy recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems, review of the CFS Multi-Year Programme of Work including selection of a theme for the 2024 report of the CFS High-Level Panel of Experts, launching of a policy process on Data Collection and Analysis Tools, and monitoring of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems. The CFS 50 Provisional Agenda is available here.
The world came together on June 1 to celebrate the goodness of milk and to thank dairy farmers across the globe who work tirelessly to bring it to us.
The European Development Days (EDD) bring the European and global development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Canadian farmers have long been making significant commitments to soil carbon sequestration. A recent report by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) demonstrates that the Canadian agriculture sector can be a source of solutions to climate change. It shows we need a science policy interface that is working effectively to enhance carbon sequestration in croplands.
Following our eighth oats recipe contest for the Prairie Oat Growers Association’s (POGA) Mexican campaign Avena Canadiense, we are thrilled to host an online Virtual Ceremony to honour the winners. During this virtual ceremony, participants will have the opportunity to meet our winners, learn more about the health benefits of oats and discover this year's winning recipes!