CSO/NGO Consultation for the FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia
29-30 March, 2014
The regional Civil Society Organisations Consultation has been held prior to FAO’s 29th Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) and the 38th session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA) in Bucharest, Romania, on 29-30 March 2014.
This event has been followed by the CFS Multi-stakeholder Dialogue, held on 31 March 2014 in Bucharest.
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The agenda of the Civil Society Consultation has followed the items of the ERC with the objective to prepare CSO’s inputs to the FAO Regional Conference. The aim of the discussion is to improve understanding of underlying causes of food losses and waste (FLW) along selected food supply chains in developing countries of Europe and Central Asia. During the meeting the implementation of the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF) has also been addressed.
In order to ensure the balanced participation of different groups, regions and sectors, a strict quota system has been developed. Priority and fund for representatives of the different constituencies (small-scale producers, artisanal fisherfolks, pastoralist, indigenous or landless organisations, food and rural workers, consumers, woman and youth organisations, NGOs) with an age and gender balance have been given.
Please see the documents in attachment for more information.
The final CSO-NGO Declaration is also included .
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You may find the documents in French, Spanish, Romanian and Russian on this page as well.