"As the world continues to face the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis is hitting the poorest harder and continues to exacerbate pre-existing inequalities. So far, about 55% of people who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine are from high income countries, whereas in some regions progress is below 1% and there is concern over the pace of the rollout. Meanwhile, the virus seems to be spreading more to rural areas. All this poses serious threats, as poor countries might face constraints in funding measures in support of the most vulnerable. In view of these challenges, it is critical to step up efforts towards an adequate standard of living, including health, food, and water, for the well-being of all people, and in so doing, to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
UN Food Systems Summit Producer Public Forums were held on 5 and 7 May. Summaries are here on the website, with recordings of each session also available on YouTube: Asia and Oceania Time Zones ; North and South America Time Zones; Africa and Europe Time Zones.
CHICAGO – May 6, 2021 – The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today launched the first annual Seeding The Future Global Food Systems Challenge, an initiative which seeks to inspire and support passionate, creative, diverse and multidisciplinary teams of innovators, scientists and engineers to create game-changing innovations that will help transform our food systems.
In preparation for the upcoming 2021 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) IAFN has submitted a response to the presented guiding questions. These questions are on the topic of the HLPD Thematic Review Expert Group Meeting Session on SDG2. You can read IAFN's full responses and key messages in the document below.