13 Oct Voices from the Ground: from covid-19 to radical transformations of our food systems
Working Group on Global Food Governance of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) released a new report on COVID-19 yesterday. The highly participatory research and writing process led to a number of new insights and policy demands, grounded in the experience of people, and peoples’ movements from around the world.
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The report puts forward the experiences and concerns of millions of small-scale food producers, workers, consumers, women and youth represented in the organizations that participate in the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Mechanism.
It outlines the multiple interlinked pre-existing structural problems which the pandemic has only exacerbated and rendered more visible. It then presents new evidence and analysis from people’s movements, organized according to diverse constituencies and regions. The report concludes by bringing forward key themes and lessons and demonstrating why it is fundamental that the CFS plays a leading role in advancing a global policy response to
COVID-19 so as to push a radical transformation of our food system, as outlined in the Global Narrative report of the High-Level Panel of Experts.