The 2019 state of food security and nutrition in the world report (SOFI 2019 report) has shown progress on addressing malnutrition is too slow to achieve the 2025 and 2030 Global Nutrition targets with rising food insecurity preventing us from achieving these targets.
Happening on the side-lines of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) 46th session, this session will highlight how the CGIAR, with its collective and in-depth research expertise in sustainable food systems, is well placed to help the CFS move the voluntary guidelines forward. We will present a range of perspectives and evidence-based approaches to key stakeholders operating in the Global South, where some of the largest opportunities exist for the transformation of the world’s food system. This side event is aligned with the CFS theme of “Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition” with a specific focus on CGIAR’s three global challenges: sustaining food availability, securing public health and living within planetary boundaries. The session outcomes will provide recommendations and useful examples of proven approaches to those working on CFS policy recommendations in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and in alignment with the UN Decade for Family Farming and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.