The First draft (14 pages) of the Policy Recommendation on Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition of Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has been published.
The aim of the following policy recommendations is to assist Members and stakeholders in strengthening agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition. In working towards this aim, these policy recommendations will build on, and contribute to, relevant existing instruments of the CFS, including the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN). Moreover, the policy recommendations build on, and contribute to other global human rights instruments, such as the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
These recommendations aim to support the achievement of the goals of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025), the upcoming UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), the Convention on Biological Diversity’s upcoming post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and to contribute to the UN Food Systems Summit.
The policy recommendations pay particular attention to the promotion of family farming, in particular small-scale food production, as these production systems make highly significant contributions to food security and nutrition, equity, poverty alleviation, employment and sustainable management of natural resources, and require specific policies to support them.
Full text available at: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/cfs/Docs1920/Agroecology_an_other_innovative/CFS_Agroecological_innovative_approaches_Draft_One.Rev1.pdf