Representatives from the Canadian Cattle Association recently took part in the United Nations Committee on World Food Security Meetings (#CFS50) in Rome.

Jessica Radau, the CCA's Youth Leadership Coordinator took part in the meetings. 

She says it was a global discussion on improving food systems on the planet. and working in a coordinated way toward ensuring food security and nutrition for all.

"Our goal of participating in the event was to represent the Canadian beef industry, beef producers, and share our message that Canada's cattle producers sustainably raise a high-quality protein-dense product ."

She says it's important to be a part of the discussions domestically, and internationally and they really wanted to echo their message that producers are part of the solution.

The #CFS50 meetings covered a lot of ground when it came to factors influencing food security.

Radau says they discussed everything from climate, to Covid and conflict.

Another key focus for the meetings centered around youth and how to find ways to bring youth in and find solutions.

"It was really encouraging to see the emphasis and value placed on the next generation being part of these solutions and the way there was room for youth to bring forward their ideas and contributions to these important discussions."

She notes they also discussed how to utilize data and technology to attract new talents and generations into the agriculture industry, and create some exciting employment opportunities.

The United Nations Committee on World Food Security Meetings were held earlier this month in Rome.