The Public Authority of Arab Network for Food Sovereignty held its annual meeting on September 22, 2021. During the meeting, the financial and administrative reports were endorsed for the years (2018-2021). ANFS was founded and launched in 2012.
The Public Authority elected members of the executive committee for the new session (2021-2023). The winners were as following: (Haidar Daqmak from Lebanon, Munjed Abu Jaish from Palestine, Razan Zuayter from Jordan, Hanada Sadat from Syria, Abbas Rahi from Iraq, Laith Ben Bishr from Tunisia, Abdullah Al-Balihi from Morocco, Abla Ahmed from Sudan, and Sayed Ahmed Obeid from Mauritania).
At its new session, ANFS looks forward to expanding its framework by including new energies and allowing food sovereignty actors to join the network as part of an integrated business strategy to truly represent all organizations seeking to establish the principle of food sovereignty in the Arab world.
ANFS includes 40 NGOs and unions of farmers, fishermen, pastoralists, workers, women, and young people, as well as consumer associations from 13 Arab countries. One of its goals is to develop institutional and community capacities and enhance the role of civil society organizations working in agriculture and food security. In addition to influencing local, regional, global, governmental, and non-governmental policies and laws to achieve food sovereignty.