CFS High level Forum evokes key role of markets for smallholders, but misses critical references to land.
Stefania Battistelli & Edward Searight, ILC Secretariat
Friday, 3rd July 2015
Last week’s High-Level Forum on Connecting Smallholders to Markets hosted in Rome by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) sought to “bring together a wide range of concerned stakeholders to discuss issues, challenges and ways to improve the access of smallholders to markets”.
Securing Indigenous and Community Land Rights at Scale
The widespread lack of indigenous and community land rights, has become a global crisis, directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of at least two billion people. It is therefore that activists and representatives of rights-holders, communities and indigenous peoples from all over the world are gathering at the Global Land Forum in Dakar, Senegal (12-16 May) to address the need to secure indigenous and community land rights.