On May 5th, 2020 the Private Sector Mechanism had the opportunity to virtually meet with the Food Systems Summit Special Envoy Madame Agnes Kalibata. Five members of the Mechanism were able to make statements on potential action pathways.
Below you will see the address presented by Ms. Margaret Munene. Ms. Munene is part of the Global Dairy Platform and Managing Director of Palmhouse Dairy. She spoke on the Livelihoods and Supply Chain action pathway.
"The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a number of collateral setbacks, not the least of which are the ongoing breakdowns in the global food system. This is especially troubling, given that before the pandemic, hunger was already on the rise with nearly two billion people across the globe suffering from food and nutrition insecurity."
Solutions from the Land explores how agriculture can help in the food crisis in their blog here.
On May 11th, 2020 the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) celebrated its 8th anniversary. The VGGT's are essential in achieving the SDGs and Agenda 2030.
On May 5th the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with Ms. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.