51st Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security

Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition Through Public Policy

  • Date
    23.10.23 > 27.10.23
  • Time
    08:30 am > 09:00 pm UTC+01:00
  • Location
    Rome, Italy
  • Registration

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will take place in Rome, Italy, from 23-27 October 2023, in a hybrid format.

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform that enables cross-sector partnerships and ensures that stakeholders work together towards food security and nutrition rights for all. It has been put in place to review policies and proposals concerning global food security systems, including production processes, physical and economic access to food, and equality.

This year’s plenary will be the fifty-first session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51), with a spotlight on “Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition.” The event will focus on a series of key themes, including gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment, strengthening global dialogues and coordination around the food crisis, and facilitating and enabling policy discussion and monitoring to address multiple dimensions of inequality surrounding food security and nutrition.

CGIAR’s Participation

Date Time (CET)
Location  Session  CGIAR  Speakers
Monday, 23 October
13:30 – 14:45
Green Room
Side Event 2 – Forging resilience. Harnessing evidence-based agrifood transformation for navigating multiple crises insights from South Asia and the Horn of Africa
  • Temina Lalani Shariff, CGIAR
Wednesday, 25 October  13:30 – 14:45
Green Room  Side Event 17 – Innovations for climate-friendly food systems. A deep dive into digitalization and agroecology for resilience 
  • Jonathan Mockshell, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Thursday, 26 October
13:30 – 14:45
Red Room
Side Event 26 – From Global to Local: Translating Policy Recommendations on Youth Engagement and Employment into Tangible Action at the Local Level
  • Nicoline de Haan, CGIAR
Friday, 27 October  08:30 – 09:45
Sheikh Zayed Center 


Side Event 31 – Global dialogue on water tenure for water & food security, social inclusion, and climate resilience 
  • Rachael McDonnell, IWMI
Friday 27 October 


08:30 – 09:45
Iran Room  Side Event 32 – Growing sustainability: bridging food, biodiversity and climate goals for a 1.5°C future 
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR
Friday 27 October  13:30 – 14:45
Red Room  Side Event 34 – Nourishing progress – reflecting on a decade of social protection innovations and thinking for zero hunger   
  • Dan Gilligan, IFPRI

Header photo by FAO