Knowledge for better food systems

Side event at the Committee for World Food Security meeting focusing on food diversity, Rome, Italy

Hivos, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government are hosting an official side event at the 44th Committee for World Food Security meeting (CFS44). The event is titled:

Multi-stakeholder action & food diversity from farm to plate - how can we align global research on diversifying food production and consumption with local perspectives: a Zambian view.

The event will launch and present policy recommendations that outline challenges and solutions to diversifying food production and consumption internationally. In addition to academic presentations, there will be a viewing of the short film ‘Life Beyond Maize’ which highlights the absence of agricultural and dietary diversity from a local community perspective in Zambia.

FCRN members Corinna Hawkes and James Lomax will be giving presentations. The event takes place on 10 October, 18:00 to 19:30 at the FAO premises in Rome, in the Iran Room: Building B Floor 1.

If you want to reserve a seat and for more information about this session, please contact Nout van der Vaart at For more general information about the CFS44 and the location, please visit this page.