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Vi Agroforestry, SIANI and SLU are co-hosting a side-event on Feminism, Forests and Food Security during CFS’s annual plenary session

Published on October 7, 2017 | Author: Linus Karlsson
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Vi Agroforestry, SIANI and SLU is together with Swedish research and forest organisations and the Swedish government, organising a side session to CFS44 to highlight the importance of women and gender roles in forest resource management. The session will discuss the Swedish way of working for sustainable development within the forestry sector together with gender equality in ownership and governing. Can the Swedish model support a sustainable development in the world?
CFS44 is an annual plenary organised by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). CFS is an intergovernmental platform in the United Nations system that aims to include and coordinate all stakeholders working for food security and with nutrition issues. The annual plenary session is central in the work of CFS and assembles hundreds of key stakeholders working with food security issues on a global level. The plenary is held to inform, discuss and produce recommendations for how stakeholders within CFS can work with food security and nutrition issues on a policy level.
The side event will highlight the importance of women in the forest sector as they perform many forest-related chores important for the livelihoods of rural people living in poverty. As 1.6 billion people are dependent on forests for their livelihoods, working with gender issues can be a crosscutting way of addressing food insecurity through the important link to forests resources.
For more information about the event, visit the webpage of CFS or have a look at the event flyer.