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Two bees, or not two bees; that is the question


…And it’s a matter of perspective.

“If no one is to be left behind, all relevant actors are to be heard,” José Graziano da Silva, Director General of theFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), told those at the opening of the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS43).

It was clear from the first day of CFS43 that collaboration is critical if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), stressed the importance of collective efforts from all those along the value chain to address sustainable food production and nutrition. We need an approach that goes beyond the single stakeholder and the CFS has established itself as a forum that includes everyone.

If we do not examine the issues from all possible perspectives, complementarity and opportunities for synergistic solutions are missed. Effective solutions cannot be delivered. The clear failure of our current food system to deliver a healthy diet to all people calls for change.


Read the full post on the CFS website here.


Blogpost and illustration by Jana L. Phan, #CFS43 Social Reporter –

This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only. 

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