Trowel accepts membership in CSM Monitoring Group of FAO in Rome
Trowel accepted the invitation to be a member of the monitoring working group of the civil society mechanism of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization's Committee on World Food Security.
As a member of the working group, Leonardo Rosario, Trowel Executive Director, will actively participate in the regular discussions with representatives of other civil society from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America to craft and develop a comprehensive monitoring and accountability strategy for food security and nutrition.
The members of CSM attended session 43 of the FAO Committee on World Food Security held in Rome, Italy in October 2016.
Aside from evaluation of the global thematic event on voluntary guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure, the CSM Monitoring Working Group is coordinating with the Open-Ended Working Group of the FAO-CFS to draft a plan for 2017. The plan covers the multi-year calendar for global thematic events, monitoring of CFS policy recommendations and communication strategy to encourage the holding of national and regional events on food security and nutrition.
As an added opportunity during the event, Leonardo Rosario met with Nyikew Ochala, executive director of an NGO based in London, who is helping farmers and indigenous peoples in Africa. The two are now in the process of discussing the terms of the partnership between their organizations.