On Friday morning, CFS delegates attended two sessions on good practices and lessons sharing on: food systems and nutrition; and on CFS and the 2030 Agenda. In the afternoon, delegates completed the discussion of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 Report and adopted the Meeting’s Report.
During the session on food security and nutrition, keynote speaker Stineke Oenema, Coordinator of the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, stressed the importance of nutrition for all SDGs and encouraged members to overcome institutional barriers and “start planning together.” Panelists then presented experiences and lessons learned, including:
China’s National Nutrition Plan;
Germany’s initiatives to improve the quality of convenience food and to reduce food waste;
A tax on sugary beverages imposed in Mexico; and
Using pulses to address anemia in women of reproductive age.
During the session on CFS and the 2030 Agenda, panelists reported their experiences with SDG implementation. Key takeaways include:
In Spain, the VNR process led to institutional realignment turning the 2030 Agenda into an “agenda of opportunities”;
In the Dominican Republic, implementation of a roadmap for SDG 2 (zero hunger) also created benefits for education (SDG 4) and poverty (SDG 1); and
In Sudan, the VNR process revealed the need to, among other needs, address livelihoods of women in agriculture, and making agriculture more attractive to youth.
In the afternoon, delegates completed the consideration of the SOFI report and decided to urge all stakeholders to act to reverse the trend in rising hunger. Delegates then adopted the meeting’s report.
CFS Chair Mario Arvelo gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:28pm.
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