The Future of the CFS?

Hosted by Matheus Zanella and Jessica Duncan, every week, until early 2017, a group of academics and practitioners will be sharing their reflections on the critical directions and emerging issues at stake in the innovative intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder forum that is the UN Committee of World Food Security.

1) “The Future of CFS? Critical directions and emerging issues” by Jessica Duncan and Matheus Zanella (October 31, 2016)

2) “Boundary contestation in global food governance: Reflections from CFS43” by Josh Brem-Wilson (November 7, 2016)

3) “Nitty-gritty details that matter: Evolving decision-making process at the CFS” by Jessica Duncan and Matheus Zanella (November 14.2016)

4) “Squaring the Universality of Human Rights and Hunger with Delegate Representation at the CFS” by Nadia Lambek (November 22 2016)

5) “Going for the Goal: The Rise of the SDGs as a Policy Frame at the CFS” by Nadia Lambek  and Jessica Duncan (November 29 2016)

6)”Local Public Policies for Food Sovereignty – A recap of the International Seminar in Donostia, Spain” by Jordan Treakle (December 5 2016)

7)”Human Rights to Geneva – Food Security to Rome?” by Carolin Anthes (December 11 2016)

8) “Are equity and accountability a likely outcome when foxes and chickens share the same coop? Critiquing the concept of multistakeholder governance of food security” by Nora McKeon (December 19, 2016)

9) “Governing food systems in a multi-stakeholder era, and example from Brazil: Is the Brazilian CONSEA a “multi-stakeholder process” or a platform for participatory politics?” by Matheus Zanella (January 11, 2017)

10) “On the growing participation of multinational corporations in food security global governance: What mechanisms to push such powerful players to change for transformative impact?” by Pierre-Marie Aubert (January 27, 2017)

11) “The “Nepalisation’ of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests ” by Katie Anne Whiddon (February 2, 2017)

12) “Reflections on an epistemic road block in the CFSby Philip McMichael (February 13, 2017)

13) “The CFS policy recommendations on Connecting Smallholders to Markets: An important step for increasing peasant family farmer recognition in the global governance of food and agriculture” by Thomas Patriota (21-2-2017)

14) “Winds of change, or more of the same? Urbanization and rural transformation in the context of emerging global initiatives” by Alison Blay-Palmer (1-3-2017)

15)”Is there space for innovation (and technology) in the CFS?” by  Allison Loconto (8-3-2017)