IAFN Updates

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.

This article was originally published by FAO here: https://bit.ly/3vabeG8 

The inter-Agency writing team of the 2021 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) invites you to share best practices and lessons learned in what it takes – in very practical and innovative ways – to transform food systems for better access to nutritious foods and affordable healthy diets.

Climate change affects agriculture across the globe. The increase of extreme weather events will have a devastating effect on agriculture and consequently on the reduction of poverty and hunger, especially in Africa. Central to agriculture are healthy soils and sufficient water, which are both threatened by human influence. Therefore, we call every farmer, politician and consumer to focus on climate-smart agriculture. This approach consists of three pillars: adaptation, production and mitigation. These broad concepts have been our guideline in formulating focal points. More than 300 participants from around the globe have formulated the following call to action.

View further information and the complete call to action here.

30 September, Rome – A set of Food Systems Champions, representing the diversity of society, have been announced today to help identify and rally communities around the most powerful ways to make our food systems stronger in all regions of the world.

On September 4th United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and United Nations Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata released the five action tracks for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. These priority areas will help to frame the event and the discussions that will take place. These pathways will include:

  1. Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all
  2. Shifting to sustainable consumption patterns
  3. Boosting nature-positive production at scale
  4. Advancing equitable livelihoods, and,
  5. Building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress.

You can read the full press release here.

Incentivizing production of healthy and nutritious foods

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 Mr. Rocco Renaldi. Mr. Renaldi is the Secretary General of the International Food and Beverage Alliance. He took the opportunity to speak on incentivizing the production of healthy and nutritious foods. 

In June 2020 Lloyd's Register, in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact's Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business, released The Seaweed Manifesto. The document looks at the potential of the seaweed industry and examines the positive impact this growing area could have on the SDGs. You can read the full document here. 

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. 

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. 

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