CFS Policy Convergence Products Database

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. This database provides easy access to CFS products, such as voluntary guidelines, policy recommendations and principles.

PR

Policy Recommendations

VGGT

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests

RAI

Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems

FFA

Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

RtF

Voluntary Guidelines - Right to Food

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Enhance the effectiveness, sustainability, and resilience of pastoral systems for food security and nutrition
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Enable pastoralists' mobility, including transboundary passage as appropriate; securing access to land, water, markets and services, adaptive land management, and facilitate responsible governance of common resources, in accordance with national and international laws
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Enhance the role of pastoralist organizations and strengthen public policies and investments for the provision of services adapted to the needs and ways of life of pastoralists and their mobility, including promoting gender equality and addressing the specific needs and roles of women within pastoralist communities
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Enhance the role of grazing systems in the provision of ecosystem services, including carbon storage, by improving the sustainable management of biodiversity, soil and water
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Restore degraded land and reduce deforestation by promoting sustainable grazing management, such as agrosilvopastoral systems, aiming at improved soil quality, carbon storage, pasture productivity, and conservation and storage of forages
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Strengthen integration of livestock with crops, including by more integration of legumes in crop rotation and inter-cropping, and forests ' agro-silvopastoral systems - at different scales, including on farm, across watersheds and ecosystems, and provide benefits in terms of addressing input and energy needs in a sustainable manner, including through the use of draught power and the use of manure as fertilizer
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Leverage the potential of livestock as a means for sustainable livelihoods for smallholders, through enabling collective organizations and actions, investing in infrastructure, facilitating access to markets, and implementing measures to manage risks and address challenges
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote manure management and the use of by-products and re use and recycling of waste, as appropriate, while protecting water and air quality, and improving soil health
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Reduce pressure on resources by promoting the efficiency of feed crop production and feed use and the sustainable use of appropriate by-products for feed
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Improve production efficiency and protect the environment, including by improving the management of waste and the use of by-products, and through the use and sharing of innovative and appropriate technologies and practices
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Ensure that working and living conditions meet national and internationally agreed labour standards and reduce occupational hazards and other harmful effects on workers across the value chain
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote a physical environment and genetic selection that ensures compliance with the OIE welfare standards, including the Five Freedoms
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Collect comprehensive data on markets linked to local, national and/or regional food systems' both rural and urban, formal and informal ' to improve the evidence base for policies, including age, gender, and geographic-disaggregated data, incorporate this as a regular aspect of data collection systems, and make this information available to smallholders
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote a more enabling market environment for smallholders, that provides fair and transparent prices that adequately remunerate smallholders' work and investments
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Support affordable mechanisms for smallholders' access to useful, timely and transparent market and price information through Information and Communication Technologies, and smallholders adapted market information systems, to enable informed decision-making on what, when and where to produce and sell
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote and expand opportunities, including implementing institutional procurement programs for public institutions, food assistance and school feeding where smallholders are linked to structured demand for food and agricultural products and where consumers can access sufficient, safe, healthy, nutritious, and diverse smallholder produced food, including during all cases of protracted crises and conflicts
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Improve procurement procedures through the promotion of inclusive agreements with adapted modalities, which include simplified language, waiving of performance bonds, fast, regular and advance payments and manageable quantities and timeframes
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Establish policy and institutional arrangements, including innovative partnerships, related to value chains' functioning that empower smallholders, particularly women and youth, and their organizations, to have an effective and equitable role in the design and implementation of contractual arrangements
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote institutional innovation and improve agricultural production systems. Enhance the degree of organization of smallholders to better enable them to integrate into the food value chains and increase the income
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote inclusive participation in local food systems by encouraging relevant authorities' engagement with all interested actors, including smallholders' organizations, consumers and producers, especially women and youth
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Invest in and improve processing and storage equipment and facilities and their availability and accessibility across rural and urban areas to enhance availability, quality, nutritional value and food safety, and reduce seasonality of food insecurity and food losses and waste
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Improve access to inclusive financial systems, adapted to the needs of smallholders, which provide a wide range of services and innovative financial products, microfinance, special lines of credit, start-up capital, and insurance
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Develop or improve smallholder-targeted infrastructure, such as irrigation, small-scale centres for processing and packaging; and infrastructure that links rural areas with urban areas and relevant markets, such as feeder roads, and market places for direct sales; and improve access to energy
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Recognize the environmental, social, and economic value of food produced, and acknowledge the key role smallholders provide in the sustainable use and management of natural resources
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote integrated and balanced approaches between policies and broader national strategies, including gender targeted interventions, such as those on local economic development and rural-urban planning, to facilitate their support of markets linked to local, national, and regional food systems
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote smallholder products with specific quality characteristics which increase income and can respond to consumer demand while preserving traditional practices and knowledge, and agricultural biodiversity
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Facilitate production diversification to increase resilience to climate change, natural disasters and price shocks, to enable more diverse food consumption and reduce seasonal food and income fluctuations
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Invest in capacity building, research and smallholder adapted innovative technologies, and technology transfer, to promote value addition, diversification of production, employment, and income sources, that help insure against food price volatility and mitigate the impacts of risks and shocks in agricultural income
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Encourage production of nutritious and healthy foods that may present new market opportunities for smallholders
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote short food supply chains that enable smallholders to obtain a better income from their production
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Empower smallholders, especially women and youth, by strengthening their access to and control over productive assets and resources, income and employment opportunities, and by facilitating the provision of extension, financial, and business development services, risk management instruments and simplified administrative procedures, which are tailored to their specific needs
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote rigorous protection of food safety through effective risk assessment leading to control systems that are appropriate for different scales, contexts and modes of production and marketing, while providing information and capacity building to meet these requirements
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Target education and training, particularly to youth, with a focus on mentorship to enrich smallholders' practices and knowledge, entrepreneurship, innovation, and marketing in value chains and agribusiness, and make agriculture more attractive to them
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Support the development of production, managerial, and entrepreneurial capacities of smallholders, their organizations and Small and Medium Enterprises, with special attention to women and youth
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as strengthening North-South Cooperation, to improve smallholders' productivity and capacity to engage in all markets, in accordance with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Facilitate smallholders' capacity to increase their bargaining power and control over their economic environment, and participation in food value chains by acting collectively and forming cooperatives, associations and networks, and other organizations, and fostering the participation and equal decision-making power of traditionally underrepresented groups, such as women and youth
PR, Year 2016, Session 43
Promote sustainable management and conservation of ecosystems for the continued availability, quality and reliability of water for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Promote an ecosystem approach and participatory mechanisms for the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ecosystems, involving actors at the appropriate scales
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Encourage the collection of water related information in all sectors and, where appropriate, undertake evidence-based assessments of the current status and projections for water resources demand and supply, to plan and invest effectively to maximise long-term benefits for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Prevent and significantly reduce pollution, restore, depollute and protect water bodies from contamination and ensure water quality is preserved for domestic, agricultural and food-related uses, including through targeted incentives and disincentives
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Improve coherence between water and FSN related policies, strategies and plans
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Review and implement water policies and strategies, as appropriate, so that they are comprehensive and incorporate FSN concerns across sectors, and promote transparency and accountability by all actors for their impact on water for FSN, thus contributing to the progressive realization of both the right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the right to adequate food in the context of national food security
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Consider water explicitly in developing and reviewing national FSN strategies
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Enhance the coherence of relevant sectoral policies concerning water for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Coordinate the policies of all major sectors related to water use including agriculture, land, energy and mining for enhanced FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Achieve equal access to water for all, prioritise the most vulnerable and marginalised at all ages and empower women and youth
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Implement policies for equal opportunities and security in access to water and land for food producers - both women and men - and promote responsible investments in line with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests and the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems so that they can use water effectively to improve their livelihoods and meet their FSN needs
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Respect the rights and address the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities through measures which may include legislation, policies and programs
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Put in place mechanisms to ensure that any water related policies, reforms, investments or actions by any actor take into account the FSN of affected populations, with particular attention to the most vulnerable and marginalized
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Refrain from using water as an instrument for political or economic pressure
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Address the specific needs of women and girls in relation to water for FSN and mainstream gender equality through women's empowerment at all levels and stages of national and local water governance and through targeted interventions, taking into account their specific roles and responsibilities
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Develop and promote investments to: improve household availability of and access to safe water for drinking and sanitation; reduce the drudgery and burden of water collection and disposal for all, in particular women and girls; reduce the incidence of water-related health risks; improve conditions for hygiene and food safety; enhance nutritional status; and provide access to safe drinking water to all workers at the workplace
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Improve the efficiency and diversity of water use and the productivity of agricultural systems for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Incorporate rainwater, runoff water, groundwater, appropriately treated wastewater and soil moisture in strategies aiming at enhancing the efficiency of agricultural water use for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Invest in the modernization, improvement and sustainable extension of rainfed and irrigated agricultural systems, and technologies adapted to local contexts with special attention to those used by smallholder food producers, in order to enhance the productivity of water considering, where appropriate, public-private partnerships with appropriate regulations to safeguard the public interest
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Increase efficiency in the use of water at basin level and minimise adverse effects of water use on land use options, water availability and water quality for downstream activities, people and the environment
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Strengthen the capacity of communities and water user organizations to adopt water-saving practices and technologies for water storage, re-use and safe disposal of wastewater and rainwater and to facilitate multiple water uses
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Manage risk and increase resilience to water variability for FSN
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Enhance the resilience of agriculture, notably rainfed and pastoral systems, for the benefit of all food producers, especially smallholders, in light of climate change and water variability, through integrated water resources and ecosystems management, sustainable agricultural practices and risk management instruments;
PR, Year 2015, Session 42
Prevent and minimize significant food price volatility risks to FSN in affected countries, in particular water stressed net food importing countries, through strategies that encompass all sources of water, instruments including inter alia through, risk insurance, social protection mechanisms, early warning systems, and emergency food reserves, and assistance, in accordance with international obligations
PR, Year 2015, Session 42

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