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#CFS43 - Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

Diego Valencia #CFS43

Did you know small farmers are producing 70% of the world food? However and despite many efforts, agriculture worldwide remains synonym of poverty. This can’t continue if we really want to achieve Food Security and Sustainability for 2030. Young people, today more than ever, are called to action. We have the energy, passion and creativity to re-shape our current food system, making it smarter, fairer and more sustainable.

My name is Diego, peruvian, 27 years and current YPARD Communications Intern. Next month, I will be participating in the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (#CFS43) as a social media reporter. The Committee on World Food Security is the most inclusive platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

As a social media reporter I will be working to increase the online outreach of #CFS43 to involve the offsite public. Particularly, to involve people in my region and in my language. I would like to bring into the discussion, what young people in Latin America and The Caribbean are thinking, saying and doing regarding Food Security. Are we being part of the solution or just simple observers?

On September 2015, around one year ago, more than 190 countries gathered in the United Nations to declared the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. They all decided to “Transform our world” to achieve Sustainable Development for all for the next 15 years. Countries, Civil Society and Corporates have committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Are we young people committed to achieve SDG? Especially to the 1st and 2nd one, regarding No Poverty and Zero Hunger? To end poverty in all its forms everywhere, and, to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

For the last 10 years (#YPARD10years) and for the coming 15 years, YPARD has become and will remain the tool to share what young professionals in agriculture are doing regarding SDG. YPARD as a platform that let us stay connected as a community, but also, that allow us to share information and to keep us inspire.

This time, in the framework of the #CFS43, we have the chance to raise our voice as young professionals in agricultural development and to be listened at this important high level meeting.

If you would be part of this meeting what would you like to listen, say or share? Don’t forget to use the hashtags #CFS43 and #YPARD.

Looking forward to hear of all of you. Best regards,


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has” - Margaret Mead

This blog post is part of the CFS 43  YPARD social reporters' project supported by GFAR . The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.