Class of 2015

<- Back to Alumni  Pablo Aguilera del Castillo / Pablo’s blogs Nimisha Bastedo / Nimisha’s blogs Anyuri Betegon / Anyuri’s blogs Clara de Iturbe / Clara’s blogs Maria Alejandra Escalante / Maria’s blogs Adrian Fernandez Jauregui / Adrian’s blogs Khristian Mendez / Khristian’s blogs Anna Odell / Anna’s blogs Katie O’Brien / Katie’s blogs Stevie Przekora-DuFresne / Stevie’s blogs Lara Shirley / Lara’s blogs Julian Velez  / Julian’s blogs Rachel Wells / Rachel’s […]

Lessons from Language: CFS41 in Hindsight

by Khristian Méndez // Two weeks ago, Chairperson Gerda Verburg was wrapping up CFS41 in a room that had perhaps a third of the people who were there on opening day. An exhausting experience, this plenary session of the CFS planted several ideas in me about language. If you like numbers, ghosts, or interpretation, keep […]

Lost and Wasteful

by Khristian Mendez //   I spent most of the day yesterday with the Civil Society working group of Food Losses and Waste. We left the building at 11pm, carrying behind us the dread of a horrible round of negotiations. We lost a few battles, in favor of wasteful systems.

Let us walk out of the hunger map

by khristian mendez // A world free from hunger and malnutrition. That is what we are here to imagine. Yesterday, the 41st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS41) began. We heard introductions by Gerda Verbug, the Director-General of FAO José Graziano da Silva, and the heads of other Rome-based agencies. The State […]

Nothing about us, without us / The 5th Annual CSO Forum

by Clara Mareschal & Khristian Méndez // We are at work. Civil Society Organizations from around the world are gathered once more at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, to prepare in advance their coordinated visions on the political architecture needed to guarantee food security and nutrition for all. This is the 5th Annual Civil […]