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CFS40: Sustainable, equitable and viable Food Systems

Civil Society messages for the International Year of Family Farming and beyond
Side event, Wednesday, October 9th, h.12.30-14.00, FAO (Austria Room)

This side event will give examples and characteristics of sustainable, equitable and viable food systems, including crop and livestock production. Examples and experiences from transition processes will be highlighted. Implications for public policies and responsible investment will be discussed. The International Year of Family Farming in 2014 provides opportunities to present and promote sustainable, equitable food systems. 


• Pablo Manzano, Global Coordinator, World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP)

• Willy Schuster, La Via Campesina

• Laura Lorenzo, Deputy Coordinator of the IYFF-2014, World Rural Forum

Organizer: Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for the Committee of World Food Security (CFS)

Co-sponsors: ActionAid International; Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC); AsiaDHRRA, Asian Farmers’ Association for sustainable rural development (AFA), AS-PTA: Family Farming and Agroecology, Avalon, Biovision, CARE International, CIDSE, europAfrica, FIMARC, IFOAM, ILEIA, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), International Food Security Network (IFSN), IRPAD - Institut de Recherche et de Promotion des Alternatives en Développement, La Via Campesina, More and Better Network, Practical Action, SEARICE, Spire, Terra Nuova, The Development Fund, The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty, URGENCI, USC Canada, World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP), World Rural Forum, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

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