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12 April 2019

Inspiration Studio – Transforming Food Systems

Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development (SLSD) invites you to join an inspirational meeting about how your company can be a part of a global, exciting and influential network of private sector actors, connected to the UN-led Committee for World Food Security.

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  • Do you want to influence global guidelines for addressing malnutrition in all its forms?
  • Do you want to meet others that participate in the debate on world food security & nutrition?
  • Do you want to be part of a network that influences decision makers in agricultural development and reduction of hunger in the world?
  • Do you want to learn and apply insight from other private sector members and their approaches to transform food systems?

Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development (SLSD) invites you to join an inspirational meeting about how your company can be a part of a global, exciting and influential network of private sector actors, connected to the UN-led Committee for World Food Security.

The Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) co-ordinates the private sector’s input in various decision processes and contributions to global policies on food security and nutrition issues. It comprises the private sector involved in agriculture, food security and nutrition including farmers, input providers, cooperatives, processors, small and medium-sized enterprises, food companies, and more. The Private Sector Mechanism has a permanent seat at the UN Committee on World Food Security and is open for membership from any private sector company, small or large. Membership fees are optional.

High on the agenda now is the preparation of “Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition” which will be finalized by October 2020. These Voluntary Guidelines will be the first global multi-stakeholder policy instruments on Food Systems and Nutrition endorsed through an inclusive multi-stakeholder process. United Nation decisions, whether legally binding or not, often signal future changes in national rules and regulations around the world.

We have invited Sid Mehta, Executive Vice President of Emerging Ag, to introduce us to PSM’s work. Emerging Ag is the company that organizes the participation of the private sector in the CFS. Sid is in charge of the “PSM Macro Nutrition Committee”, coordinating all PSM input and activities in relation to the Voluntary Guidelines among other things. We have also invited Marija Milivojevic, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for EU and International Affairs at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation (Näringsdepartementet, also responsible for agriculture). Marija is responsible for Sweden’s relations with FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organisation), one of the main bodies in the CFS.

The meeting will be moderated by Katarina Eriksson from Tetra Laval Food for Development. Tetra Laval is a member of SLSD and the PSM, and Katarina is also a member of the Swedish Government’s FAO Committee.

Be sure to sign up by April 8th via email to sleaders@sida.se. More information can be found here!

Times

From 12 April 2019 at 09:30 to 12 April 2019 at 12:00

Venue

Hörsalen, Sida: Valhallavägen 199

Hosted by

Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development (SLSD)
sleaders@sida.se

Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction
Katarina Eriksson (Tetra Laval) & Suzanne Krook (Sida)

10:10 – 10:30 Committee for World Food Security – What is it? How does it work? What is Sweden’s role?
Marija Milivojevic (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation)

10:30 – 11:00 What is the Private Sector Mechanism? How can the private sector participate in the CFS?
Sid Mehta (EmergingAg, PSM Macro Nutrition Committee)

11:00 – 11:30 CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition
Sid Mehta (EmergingAg, PSM Macro Nutrition Committee)

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion. Q&A.