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Introduction to the global governance of food and agriculture
(Andrea Ferrante)

Schola Campesina has realised the e-learning training course “Introduction to the global governance of food and agriculture from a food sovereignty perspective” .

This e-learning training has been realized thanks to the commitment of all speakers to share their knowledge with our community. Only the [voluntary] sharing of knowledge and the dialogue amongst the diverse kind of knowledge shared here [food producers, NGO’s, academic,…] made possible the realization of this training course. Thank you to all of them.

Purpose of the training
This online training gives an overview of the global spaces of governance related to food and agriculture. It gives a general insight on the progressive entering of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) within these crucial spaces of governance (Module II). The Module III focuses on the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) where social movements are organizing a huge advocacy work through the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM), supported by the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC). This course also gives a broader picture of other spaces (FAO, UN Human Right Council, etc.) where Food sovereignty agenda can be advanced (Module IV), highlighting the work of constituencies (Module V).

Schola Campesina wishes -through the sharing and dialogue of knowledge- to empower food producers organizations members –specifically the youth- and strengthen their capacity to influence and advocate within these spaces, bringing the voice of Agroecology and Food Sovereignty movements in the global agenda. We aim also at improving the use of global outputs (policy recommendations, guidelines, etc.) at national and local levels for the benefit of social movements.

This training course has been realized thanks to the kind support of Agroecology Fund 

Schola Campesina would like to thank Elene Shatberashvili for sharing her knowledge and contibuting to make this training course possible.

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The United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) (Ramona Dominicioui)

Module I. Introduction
Video1: Introduction to Schola Campesina
Video 2: Introduction to this e-learning platform
Video 3: Introduction to the global governance of food and agriculture
Video 4: Introduction to the main actors 

Module II. The Civil Society Organizations in the global spaces
Video 1: How the Civil Society Organizations entered the global institutions in Rome: a history (Nora Mckeon / Terra Nuova)
Video 2: The overall challenges (Sofia Monsalve / FIAN)
Video 3: The food sovereignty approach (Kannaiyan / Farmers Association of Tamil Nadu) 

Module III. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS): how Civil Society is organized in the CFS (CSM) + focus on major policy processes
Video 1: The Civil Society Mechanism for the CFS (Martin Wolpod/CSM)
Video 2: CSO roles in the global governance (Josh Brem-Wilson / CAWR)
Video 3: The challenge of facilitation (Elene Shatberashvili / Elkana)
Video 4: “The Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition” (Isabel Álvarez / Urgenci)
Video 5: “The Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises” (FFA)  (Emily Mattheisen / FIAN)
Video 6: “Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems” (Judith Hitchman / Urgenci)
Video 7: The importance of monitoring (Emily Mattheisen / FIAN) 
Video 8: The Agroecology process in the CFS (Andrea Ferrante / Schola Campesina)

Module IV. FAO and other global poles of action
Video 1: Current challenges faced by CSO in the 4 global spaces (Stefano Prato / SID)
Video 2: The United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) (Ramona Dominicioui / LVC)
Video 3: The importance of UNDFF from a CSO perspective (Alberto Broch / COPROFAM)
Video 4: Biodiversity and Agroecology (Maryam Rahmanian / CENESTA)

Module V. How different constituencies use the global governance spaces
Video 1: Indigenous people (Saul Vicente / IITC)
Video 2: Fisherfolks (Editrudith Lukanga / WFF)
Video 3: Pastoralists (Verdiana Morani /WAMIP)

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