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Opinion: Food Security & Nutrition

Why Food Security and Nutrition is Everyone’s Business

Gerda Verburg Gerda Verburg

Farming First spoke to Gerda Verburg, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to find out what makes the organisation tick, and how interested individuals can get involved. “We need an integrated approach, where you really bring the best people together… to come forward with the best solutions that can work in practice”, she comments.

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

Ms. Verburg added that anyone interested in getting involved in making contributions to CFS are very welcome. For a closer look at how CFS works – check out this infographic:


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