WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL

WORLD FOOD SUMMIT PLAN OF 
ACTION COMMITMENTS

 

COMMITMENT ONE: We will ensure an enabling political, social, and economic environment designed to create the best conditions for the eradication of poverty and for durable peace, based on full and equal participation of women and men, which is most conductive to achieving sustainable food security for all.

COMMITMENT TWO: We will implement policies aimed at eradicating poverty and inequality and improving physical and economic access by all, at all times, to sufficient, nutritionally adequate and safe food and its effective utilisation.

COMMITMENT THREE
: We will pursue participatory and sustainable food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural development policies and practices in high and low potential area, which are essential to adequate and reliable food supplies at the household, national, regional and global levels, and combat pests, droughts and desertification, considering the multifunctional character of agriculture.

COMMITMENT FOUR: We will strive to ensure that food, agricultural and overall trade policies are conductive to fostering food security for all through a fair and market-oriented world trade system.

COMMITMENT FIVE: We will endeavour to prevent and be prepared for natural disasters and man-made emergencies and to meet transitory and emergency food requirements in ways that encourage recovery, rehabilitation, development and a capacity to satisfy future needs.

COMMITMENT SIX: We will promote optimal allocation and use of public and private investments to foster human resources, sustainable food, agriculture, fisheries and forestry systems, and rural development, in high and low potential areas.

COMMITMENT SEVEN: We will implement, monitor and follow-up this Plan of Action at all levels in co-operation with the international community.

WORLD FOOD SUMMIT DECLARATION
NOVEMBER 13 - 17, 1996

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