|Call for Submissions Digest / 19 September 2023|
|Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum|
|Towards the development of a Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture|
|Dear Colleagues, |
We would like to remind you about the ongoing Call for submissions on « Towards the development of a Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture« , launched by the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment.
The introduction to this Call is available in English, but the submissions are welcome in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The Call is open until 7 November 2023.
|In 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conducted an in-depth Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability that shed light on both the advantages and challenges posed by plastics in agriculture. |
In line with the recommendations of FAO Council FAO is working on the development of the Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture (VCoC). The aim of the VCoC is to provide a policy framework in support of a sustainable use of plastics in agriculture and their alternatives, by assisting policy makers in creating and strengthening policies and strategies, and by providing the other stakeholders along the agri-food value chain recommendations and best practices
To inform the development of the VCoC, FAO is carrying out inclusive and geographically representative consultations with a wide range of stakeholders. The consultation process included an Informal Briefing for FAO Members which took place in May 2023, a Global Expert Meeting held in June 2023, and six Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultations taking place between September and November 2023.
This Call for submissions has been envisioned as a key component of the consultation process to allow a wide range of participants around a globe and across sectors to contribute their inputs towards the development of the VCoC. This call will remain available throughout the duration of the Regional Consultations, offering participants a chance to extend the discussion on the VCoC development and share their views and suggestions online through the FSN Forum.
How to take part in this Call for Submissions:Please visit the Call webpage to read the full introduction and download the template for submissions (available in English). You can provide your feedback by answering questions in any of the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Please upload your submissions directly online upon the registration or login to your account on the FSN Forum. For any technical support please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your professional networks.
We look forward to receiving your valuable inputs and learning from your experiences.
Your FSN Forum Team