On 28 April the UN Global Compact recently hosted an independent Food Systems Summit dialogue entitled "Powering the Seaweed Revolution for Transformational Change in our Food System." It was an exciting event that called on everyone to become sea vegetable ambassadors! The below images were released as an overview of the event.
As the Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition were approved during CFS47 in February, they have recently released a two page informational. This document helps to breakdown the focus areas of the Guidelines and ways in which they can be used. You can read the full document here.
This article was originally posted by Solutions from the Land
In its ongoing effort to ensure that the voice of U.S. farmers, ranchers and forestland owners is being heard in food system discussions that are continuously taking place on the world stage, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and a group of collaborating agricultural organizations this week held a "dialogue" for producers, who shared their experiences, insight and recommendations in anticipation UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) expected to be held this fall. Those who actually work the land and forests have been woefully underrepresented in the global negotiations, a shortfall that SfL has been working to overcome. Perhaps the clearest and most-important result of the dialogue was evidence that the farmer voice is essential in development of food and agriculture policy. Food-system success is inseparable from farmer success. Farmers make the investments and bear the risks of each year’s production. They are directly responsible for food products and are often the ones affected by hunger and malnutrition worldwide. These points lead to a singular conclusion: farmer success equals food system success.
You can read the full article here.
This article was originally published by the United Nations here.
Wednesday 17 March, ROME - The United Nations and the Government of Italy announced today that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be in Rome, Italy from July 19 to July 21, 2021.