CFS Policy recommendations on Youth in Agriculture falls short: CSIPM

The Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSIPM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be hosting a virtual public briefing with the participation of CSIPM youth constituency speakers from peasants’ and small-scale food producer organizations, Indigenous Peoples and other CSIPM constituencies, who will present the key priorities to be addressed during the CFS Policy Recommendations negotiations, and their importance to engage youth in agriculture and food systems.

Date and time: Tuesday 21 June 2022, from 15:00 – 16:00 h  CEST timezone

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Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and French

The Committee on Food Security’s (CFS) Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems (Zero Draft), released in February 2022, is a good start, but falls short to offer recommendations that will achieve the transformations that youth desperately need. 

CSM Youth comments on the zero draft of CFS Policy Recommendations are firmly grounded in the empirical evidence detailed in the HLPE’s report “Promoting youth engagement and employment in agriculture and food systems” and seek to achieve radical transformation through, building economies of well-being, realizing food sovereignty and promoting youth agency, supporting agroecology and climate justice, and centering human rights and responsible governance. 

Youth are the future of our food systems and their engagement in food systems is of the upmost importance.  To ensure this engagement, a paradigm shift is urgently needed to address the compounding social, political, economic, health, and ecological crises of today. 

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