8-9 June 2016 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Open Ended Working Group on Connecting Smallholders to Markets

Convened as a “one-off” open-ended working group (OEWG), this meeting will finalize the outcomes of the High-Level Forum (HLF) on Connecting Smallholders to Markets in June 2015, in order to present recommendations to the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 43) for endorsement. The meeting follows a request by CFS 42 that the HLF outcomes, including the good practices and lessons presented in the background document and during the discussion, be further analyzed with a view to preparing a set of draft policy recommendations and practices. The meeting is expected to identify potential recommendations and practices aimed at overcoming barriers and maximizing opportunities for smallholders, as well as set out a process to finalize and agree on the final version of the document to be presented to the CFS 43 in October 2016.  

dates: 8-9 June 2016  
venue: FAO Headquarters  
location: Rome, Lazio, Italy  
contact: CFS Secretariat  
e-mail: CFS@fao.org  
www: http://www.fao.org/cfs/cfs-home/en/