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Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is one of the largest specialized agencies in the UN System founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standard of living by improving agricultural productivity and living conditions of rural population. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) serves as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security, including food production, physical and economic access to food. India is a member to both FAO and CFS. Committee on World Food Security (CFS) monitors the progress of implementation of the WFS Plan of Action.

The 41st Session of the Committee on World Food Security(CFS) held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 13th -18th October, 2014 has been attended by a Government of India delegation led by an officer at the level of Joint Secretary in this Department accompanied by Director, National Food Security Act. Deliberation on the following issues have been made during the Round Table Session :

  • Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems
  • The role of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition

Besides, India made a presentation on National Food Security Act 2013 during the panel discussions on Coordination & linkages with CFS on the topic National Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Right to Food.

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