APN has organized participation of the Arab civil society groups in the Fourth Regional Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition held in Amman on April 28-29th, 2015.
The workshop was launched by the FAO Near East and North Africa Regional Office in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the World Food Program(WFA) with the participation of country delegates, the civil society and private sector representatives.
APN president Razan Zuayter was one of speakers invited to address a session devoted to discuss ways to improve nutrition and food security. She outlined the civil society views in respect to the protracted crises in the region and focused in her interventions on the fact that the Arab region is capable of making its food with an optimal use of resources, support of small food producers in addition to engaging local institutions in building and implementing programs to combat hunger and foster food security.
Zuayter affirmed that resilience should not be a goal in itself, but should be considered side by side with efforts to address and prevent crises while examining their root causes. APN has also taken part in drafting the final workshop report and recommendations. (Razan's speech in arabic)
The workshop was also attended by the CFS head and FAO regional office director. The Arab Network for Food Sovereignty was represented by Jamal Talab, Abbas Milhem, Ibrahim Dueik, Khaled Al-Khawaldeh, Mohammad Quteishat, Mariam Ja’ja, Ra’afat Al-Khandakji, Karim Akrout and Hassan Ja’ja.