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.

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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 of Food Insecurity 2014, a report usually presented at this meeting, was reintroduced. Da Silva had brought it with him to the General Assembly a month ago, so he could share it at the highest body of the UN. Subsequently, we also heard from governments, ready to share the progress they had made in eradicating hunger, and the long road ahead.

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 Society Forum of the International Civil Society Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition (CSM).