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  • PSM – Climate Action in Agriculture – Position Paper – 2024

    April 2, 2024 93 KB Position Papers

    Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Action in Agriculture within the Sharm El Sheikh Joint Work on the Implementation of Climate Action in Agriculture and Food Security (SSJW)

  • PSM – Urban and Peri Urban – Position Paper – 2024

    April 2, 2024 74 KB Position Papers

    Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation

  • IAFN – Codex and Sustainability in Food and Agricultural Production Summary – 2023

    This document outlines ten considerations for the discussion on Codex Alimentarius contribution to the sustainability of food and agricultural production. The document highlights that Codex has an important role in contributing to sustainability through its mandate of protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in food trade enabling food safety, leading to better nutrition, less food waste, and potentially more food security, thus contributing to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, there are several areas of concern and issues to consider if Codex initiates activity on sustainability in its standard setting work.

  • PSM – Digital Agriculture Association Guiding Principles Data Ownership and Privacy – 2023

    March 24, 2023 553 KB Position Papers

    The Digital Agriculture Association and its members respect the importance of data ownership and privacy. We recommend the principles below to our members to ensure proper management of data. These principles represent guidance to the burgeoning sector as they implement their privacy and data ownership agreements, licenses, and practices.

  • IAFN – Concepts for Private Sector Engagement Modalities Working Paper – 2022

    August 22, 2022 134 KB Position Papers

    Food and Agriculture have never been more important in the global agenda. With rising malnutrition and poverty, climate challenges, social inequities, and the primacy of food security, everyone is needed to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 4 Betters identified by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Business grows, stores, processes, retails, and delivers most of the world’s food. Understanding FAO priorities, aligning with them, bringing practical expertise and experience will help to advance the global goals.

  • PSM – Data – Position Paper – 2021

    Current data gaps lead to immense losses in agriculture productivity and income and help perpetuate hunger and poor nutrition particularly among the most vulnerable. There is a growing recognition of the need for sharing of available, accessible, and usable open data for agriculture and nutrition to help ensure global food security.

  • IAFN – HLPF Food Security Session IAFN Contribution – 2020

    October 19, 2021 177 KB Position Papers

    1) Hunger has been rising since 2015, and now supply chain disruptions make food security an even greater priority. 2) Rural development and investment are needed to achieve the SDGs since 80% of those living in multi-dimensional poverty are in rural areas. 3) Governments must keep agricultural supply chains functioning and food flowing to ensure the right to food.

  • PSM – Food Systems Summit Communications – Position Paper – 2021

    With the conclusion of the Pre-Summit in Rome last month has come the confirmation that the Summit in New York will take place on 23 September during the High-level Week of the General Assembly. The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed stated during her Pre-Summit de-brief a series of upcoming deliverables, including the follow-up reporting from the Summit.

  • PSM – Gender – Position Paper – 2021

    August 17, 2021 133 KB Position Papers Women's empowerment
  • PSM – Food Systems Summit – Position Paper – 2021

    In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems. Guided by five Action Tracks, the Summit will bring together key stakeholders from the worlds of science, business, policy, healthcare, government, and academia, as well as farmers, indigenous people, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists, and other key stakeholders. Before, during and after the Summit, these actors will come together to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems. The Private Sector Mechanism of the UN Committee on World Food Security welcomes the Summit and the dialogue to advance the future of our food systems. Agriculture and food have faced multiple challenges, particularly in the past year, and it is clear that there is a strong need for a more resilient food system that advances livelihoods, nutrition, health, diversity, and the environment. The Private Sector is an important partner in this process and business is keen to engage and advance work on the future of our food systems.