Position Papers

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The Private Sector has the following ambitions for the future of Food Systems and the Summit, and we look forward to working in partnership with all stakeholders to achieve each of these important goals.

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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. https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/about


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.

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By 2050, the world will have to feed as many as 9.7 billion people. One key to success in tackling this global challenge is to engage young agricultural leaders and equip them with the knowledge, resources, and access to markets needed to produce and distribute food to feed the world. This position paper is an update of the position taken by PSM in 2013. 

 

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To achieve the UN’s goals under the SDGs and to “enhance the linkages between agricultural technology and agroecological principles” , policy makers should take a multidisciplinary approach when seeking to achieve food security and sustainability, integrating agroecology as a scientific tool.  As policymakers work towards the goal of food security, agroecology will be a vital scientific and analytical tool.

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Agroecology is an important path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and delivering a well-functioning and sustainable food system. 

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A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

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