Building Back Better: Confronting the Impact of Covid-19 on Land Tenure, Food Security and Nutrition

Date:  October 13, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm EST
Location: ONLINE

CCSI, FAO, Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, International Land Coalition, IFAD, Land Portal, and Welt Hunger Hilfe partnered for a Committee on World Food Security (CFS) High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition.

An outcome document for this event, prepared by the CFS, can be found here

The event’s objective was to gain a better understanding of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on land tenure security and consequently on food and nutrition security, particularly of small farmers, pastoralists, indigenous communities and rural women, while reflecting on the importance of achieving SDG land targets as an enabling factor for SDG 2. The speakers at this CFS partners event engaged in an interactive discussion on how a response to the global COVID19 crisis should include the use of internationally accepted regulatory frameworks, primarily the VGGT, to avoid or mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19, particularly on those with weak or insecure tenure rights. They also examined how the donor community and the land sector can work together effectively to respond to this on-going global pandemic.

Featured Speakers:

Michael Taylor, (Moderator), Director, International Land Coalition

Javier Molina Cruz. Senior Land Tenure Officer, FAO

Laura Meggiolaro, Team Leader, Land Portal Foundation

Francis Colee, Head of Programs, Green Advocates

Esther Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers Association