The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) - Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition – ended on 13 October 2017 with new recommendations on the role of sustainable forestry in achieving food security and nutrition for all.
Urbanisation and rural development have been seen as separate sectors in
the recent past, in the context of an increasingly urbanised world and changing
food systems: with people living in cities estimated to rise from 50 to 66% by
2050, thus integrated solutions linking the services provided by forests,
agriculture and trees to urban and rural food systems are very necessary.
Another aspect in the nexus of food security is tenure over land and other
natural resources, with the Committee acknowledging the greater role that the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure could play.
FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said that "more active
policies" are needed to ensure sustainable food systems, stressing that
companies and consumers must play a bigger role in overhauling the world's food systems at a time when both hunger and obesity are on the rise.