X

Contact Us

Email
Subject
Message
Bookmark and Share

AgriFood Governance

GLOBAL FOOD GOVERNANCE

UN & PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR & CORPORATE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS & NSA: RIGHTS, FRAMES, VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES, GLOBAL NORMS, CODES, STANDARDS, PRINCIPLES, DECLARATIONS: SUMMITS, FORUMS, PANELS, COMMITEES, TASK FORCE, GROUPES

UN Food Security: UN Chief Executives Board: High Level Task Force-HLTF on Global Food Security: Food and Nutrition Security: Comprehensive Framework for Action-CFA, 2008: UCFA, Updated Comprehensive Framework for Action, September 2010: HLTF, Coordination Team, IFAD, Rome-Italy; Palais des Nations, Geneva-Switzerland; United Nations, New York.

The Secretary-General’s High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis: the Comprehensive Framework for Action: HTLF Meeting, Twelfth Meeting of the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, between 2008 to 2010: UNSCN: United Nations System: Standing Committee on Nutrition: The food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations: SUN Scaling Up Nutrition: A Framework for Action, April 2011.

High Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy, Rome, 3-5 June 2008: Declaration on World Food Security, Rome 5 June 2008.

HLPE-High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition: CFS First Session, April 1974 – CFS 37 Session, October 2011.

UN MDGs 2000-2015: United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Goal 1, Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger; Goal 2, Universal Education; Goal 3, Gender Equality; Goal 4, Child Health; Goal 5, Maternal Health; Goal 6, Combat HIV/AIDS; Goal 7, Environmental Sustainability; Goal 8, Global Partnership: United Nations Millennium Summit 6-8 September 2000, New York.

UN Decades for the Eradication of Poverty: First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, 1997-2006 ; Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, 2008-2017: DESA & ECOSOC.

UNESCO: Poverty & Hunger: Social and Human Sciences

UNOHCHR: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights-UDHR.

G20 Seoul Summit, November 11-12, 2010: Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth – Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, Food Security.

G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit 2008 > G8 Leaders Statement on Global Food Security > G8 Summit L’Aquila 8-10 July 2009: L'Aquila Joint Statement on Global Food Security. L’Aquila Food Security Initiative-AFSI: G8 Efforts towards Global Food Security G8 Experts Group on Global Food Security.

 

THE RIGHT TO FOOD

FAO-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Right to Food Unit: the Human Right to adequate food: Right to Food Strategies: Legislative Database: Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, adopted by the 127th Session of the FAO Council, November 2004: FAO Right to Food Forum: Constitutional Protection of the Right to Food.

 

WFS: WORLD FOOD SUMMIT, FAO, UNITED NATIONS: 1974; 1992; 1996; 2002+5:

United Nations World Food Conference, Rome 5-16 November 1974

International Conference on Nutrition: World Declaration on Nutrition, Rome, December 1992

WFS FAO 1996: World Food Summit, Rome 13-17 November 1996: Rome Declaration on World Food Security.

World Food Summit + 5, Rome 10-13 June 2002: World Food Summit: five years later: FAO, Rome-Italy.

WSFS FAO 2009: World Summit on Food Security, Rome 16-18 November 2009: Declaration of the World Summit on Food Security: Strategy for collaboration between FAO-IFAD-WFP > The path to the Summit: High Level Expert forum, Rome 12-13 October 2009: How to Feed the World 2050.

The High- Level Meeting on Food Security for All, Madrid, 26-27 January 2009: the global partnership for agriculture and food security GPAFS.

GAFSP: the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program: is a multilateral mechanism, includes public and private sector financing window: GAFSP is a multidonor trust fund managed by the World Bank, GAFSP, Washington DC-USA > Framework document for a Global Agriculture and Food Security Program-GAFSP, December 7, 2009.

AoA Agreement on Agriculture: multilateral agreement/rules on agricultural trade, 2000: WTO-World Trade Organization > Doha Round/Doha Development Agenda-DDA, launched in Doha-Qatar in November 2001, 142 countries at the 4th WTO Ministerial Conference on Doha-Qatar: Multilateral negotiations: WTO-World Trade Organization.  

World Bank: Food Crisis, World Bank: GFRP-Global Food Crisis Response Program: World Bank Group: Washington DC-USA: World Bank: WDRs: World Development Report: WDRs 2008 Agriculture for Development; WDRs 2002 Building Institutions for Markets; WDRs 2000/2001 Attacking Poverty; WDRs 1996 From Plan to Market; WDRs 1990 Poverty:  WDRs 1982 Agriculture and Economic Development; WB: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty: April 23-26, 2012, Washington DC.

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development

NEPAD-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, African Union: CAADP-Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme: CAADP is a multi-donor Trust Fund hosted at the World Bank; the NEPAD Secretariat coordinates CAADP.

UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: UNCTAD, Geneva-Switzerland.

WHO-World Health Organization, United Nations: Headquarters, Geneva-Switzerland

WFP: United Nations World Food Programme, Rome-Italy: fighting hunger worldwide

UNFCCC-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WSSD: World Summit on Sustainable Development

IFAD Food Security: International Fund for Agricultural Development: is a specialized agency of the United Nations was established as international financial institution in 1977: IFAD Strategic Framework 2011-2015: IFAD Headquarters Rome-Italy.

IAASTD: International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology for Development: Three year consultative process 2005-2007, 900 participants and 110 countries: IAASTD is composed of one Global Assessment and five sub-global Assessments: the IAASTD has a intergovernmental governance structure: Multi-stakeholder Bureau, 30 government representatives (Sub-Saharan Africa 6, Latin America and the Caribbean 5, Central and West Asia and North Africa 4, North America and Europe 9, and East and South Pacific 6) ; 22 representatives from civil society (the private sector 6, non-governmental organizations 6, consumer groups 4 and producer groups 6); representatives from 8 institutions and 2 co-chairs: IAASTD Secretariat, Washington DC, FAO Rome, UNEP Nairobi, UNESCO Paris: the Reports were agreed to an Intergovernmental Plenary Session in Johannesburg-South Africa in April 7-12, 2008: AIAASTD Consultations: Cairo-Egypt: February 25-26, 2003 ; Paris-France: March 31-Arpil 1, 2003  ; Lima-Perú: April 7-8, 2003 ; Washington-USA: April 28-29, 2003 ; Cork-Ireland: June 12-13, 2003 ; San José-Costa Rica: May 8-9, 2003 ; New Delhi-India: May 31-April 1, 2003 ; Suva-Fiji: May 23-24, 2003 ; Bogor-Indonesia: June 5-6, 2003 ; Addis Ababa-Ethiopia: June 9-10, 2003 ; Beijing-China: November 17-18, 2003  ; Dublin-Ireland: November 6-8, 2002.

 

PRIVATE SECTOR & FOOD SECURITY

Private Sector Statement to World Summit on Food Security: Private Sector Action to Reduce Food Insecurity: Milan, 12-13 November 2009.

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, UN AND GLOBAL FOOD

The United Nations and the Private Sector: A Framework for Business Engagement with the United Nations.

United Nations Business: Partnering for a better world: Food Security and Nutrition   

 

GLOBAL FOOD

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Oliver de Schutter

Right to Food: Jean Ziegler: former Special Rapporteur: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, 2000-2008. 

GEF: Global Environment Facility: UNDP-GEF: The GEF serves as financial mechanism for the following conventions: Convention on Biological Diversity-CBD, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-UNFCCC, Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants-POPs, UN Convention to Combat Desertification-UNCCD: GEF was established in October 1991 as a $1 billion pilot program in the World Bank, in 1994 at the Rio Earth Summit the GEF was restructured and move out of the World Bank system to become permanent, separate institution: since 1994 the World Bank has served as the Trustee of the GEF Trust Fund.

IFPRI: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC-USA: Food Security Portal: Global Hunger Index >> ICCCFS, International Conference on Climate Change and Food Security 6-8 November 2011, Beijing-China.

Water Energy Food: Bonn 2011 Conference, The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus, Solutions for the Green Economy, 16-18 November 2011: The Federal Government, Bonn-Germany: GFFA, Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin 2012, 19-21 January; Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin 2011: GFFA, Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin 2010: Federal Ministry of food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Business Call to Action: inclusive business in the agriculture

DFID Agri-Food: ODA-Official Development Assistance for Agriculture and Rural Development.

CGIAR: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research: is a global partnership between donors and researchers, 15 members of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers: CGIAR c/o AGROPOLIS International, Montpellier-France: CGIAR Fund Office, World Bank, Washington DC-USA.

World Economic Forum: Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate, Nexus: Davos, Switzerland: the World Economic Forum Water Initiative, 2011.

FIAN-Fighting Hunger with Human Rights: non-profit organisation, International Secretariat, Heidelberg-Germany; International Secretariat, Geneva-Switzerland: FIAN Sections, FIAN Austria, FIAN Belgium, FIAN Brazil, FIAN Germany (Cologne-Germany), FIAN Ghana, FIAN Honduras, FIAN India (seven sections), FIAN Mexico, FIAN Nepal, FIAN Netherlands, FIAN Norway, FIAN Philippines, FIAN Sweden, FIAN Switzerland (Geneva); FIAN Co-ordinations, FIAN Burkina Faso, FIAN Ecuador, FIAN France, FIAN Zambia.

ELDIS-electronic Development and Environment Information System-: ELDIS Food security: ELDIS is based at the Institute of Development Studies-IDS, University of Sussex in Brighton-United Kingdom: ELDIS is funded by the DFID, SIDA, NORAD, SDC/ELDIS is funded by the UKaid and Irish Aid.

WRI: World Resources Institute: working at the intersection on environment & human rights: is a global environmental think tank: Washington, DC-USA.

OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting

NRI: Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich: making agriculture work for the poor, food and trade: NRI, Kent-United Kingdom.

World Watch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet: Spring Internship: Washington D.C. – United States of America.

ITC: International Trade Centre: is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations: ITC, Palais des Nations, Geneva-Switzerland: TPOs-Trade Promotion Organizations: TPO Network.net, is hosted and managed by the ITC: World Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations: 1st Conference, Cartagena-Colombia, 1996; 2nd Conference, Santiago-Chile 1998; 3rd Conference, Marrakech-Morocco 2000; 4th Conference, Beijing-China 2002; 5th Conference, Malta-Malta 2004; 6th Conference, Buenos Aires-Argentina 2007; 7th Conference, The Hague-The Netherlands 2008; 8th Conference, Mexico 2010; 9th Conference, Malaysia 2012 > ITC Strategic Plan 2010-2013.

IFOAM: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, charitable organisation: IFOAM advocacy campaigns, Food security, Climate Change, Biodiversity: IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement: 750 member organizations in 116 countries: IFOAM accreditation, certification, IFOAM Norms, IFOAM Family of Standards, Global Organic System Accreditation: IFOAM, Bonn-Germany: IOAS-International Organic Accreditation Service: IOAS is a non-profit organisation established in 1997 by the IFOAM: IOAS headquartered in North Dakota-USA and offices in Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom: regulating organic agriculture: ISEAL member: FiBL: Research Institute of organic Agriculture: is a private foundation/ Research Institute of Organic Agriculture-independent non-profit research institute, offering practice-oriented agronomic and economic research and consultancy in organic farming: FOODLINKS project/consortium: research organizations, public authorities and civil society organizations from 9 European countries, Coordination, Wageningen University-The Netherlands:  FiBL, Frick-Switzerland; Frankfurt-Germany; Vienna-Austria: >> the QACCP-quality analysis of critical control points- Project: is one of the eight transnational research projects under the ERA-Net project CORE Organic: Organic World, Global farming statistics and news-provide key data and results of the global survey on organic agriculture of the FiBL-Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in cooperation with the IFOAM.

GAIN: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition: supports public-private partnerships, is an alliance of governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society: Swiss foundation headquartered in Geneva-Switzerland.

HUNGER: the right to food: international agreements

 

SUSTAINABLE FOODS SUMMIT: Sustainable Foods Summit is organized by Organic Monitor-consulting and training company, London-United Kingdom/North American Representative Office, Sand Francisco CA – United States of America: 5th Sustainable Foods Summit, San Francisco, 17-18 January 2012: 4th Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam-The Netherlands, 23-24 June 2011; 3th Sustainable Foods Summit: San Francisco, 18-19 January 2011 > 2nd Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam-The Netherlands, 10-11 June 2010 > 1st Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam-the Netherlands, 25-27 June 2009.

 

AFC: GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands, The Hague-The Netherlands.

1st Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: The Hague, The Netherlands, 31/10 -05/11 2010.

2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: Hanoi, Viet Nam, 7-11 May 2012.

 

GLOBAL STANDARDS, NORMS, PRINCIPLES, GUIDELINES

GLOBAL G.A.P.: Global Agriculture Practice: is a global partnership of voluntary member: private sector, voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe: set of normative documents: GLOBALG.A.P. Certification: GLOBALG.A.P. Standard: 100 independent and accredited certification bodies in 100 countries: GLOBAL G.A.P. is Association Body Member of the International Accreditation Forum-IAF, May 2009: GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat c/o Food PLUS Gmbh, Cologne-Germany: (Summits from 1998 to 2012): 11th GLOBALG.A.P. : Summit 2012, 6-8 November, Madrid-Spain.

MSC: Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization: Certified sustainable seafood: MSC Standards: MSC, London-Head Office, Sydney, Seattle, Tokyo, Edinburgh, The Hague, Berlin, Cape Town.

ISEAL Alliance: not for profit company, UK: global association for social and environmental standards: Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards, launched in 2004; Code of Good Practice for Assessing the Impacts of Standards Systems, launched in 2010: voluntary standards: Founding Members of ISEAL (2002), Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International-FLO; Forest Stewardship Council-FSC; International Federation of organic Agriculture Movement-IFOAM; International Organic Accreditation Service-IOAS; Marine Aquarium Council-MAC; Marine Stewardship Council-MSC; Rainforest Alliance; Social Accountability International-SAI: ISEAL Alliance, London-United Kingdom.

STDF: Standards and Trade Development Facility: is a joint initiative of the FAO, OIE-World organisation for Animal Health, WB, WHO, WTO at the Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001: the five organizations established the STDF in August 2002 as a partnership and a trust fund: STDF Secretariat, Geneva-Switzerland.