The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Throughout the Sustainable Development Goals process, the International Agri-Food Network has been engaged in the negotiations. As part of the Global Business Alliance, we have placed a priority on the 5 Ps: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.
The SDGs place People-centred approaches at the core of the development aspirations of the UN. Agriculture programs are needed that are ‘farmer-centred and knowledge-based’ so that the full potential of farmers, both men and women can be harnessed. Farmers need access to land, water, knowledge, inputs, and credit to grow a crop and functioning markets to sell their products.
It starts with primary producers and touches every person on the planet.
For further information, read the Statement on Sustainable Development Goals by the International Agri-Food Network on behalf of the Private Sector Mechanism:
Business for 2030 / Partnerships for SDGs
The Agenda 2030 is an excellent opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in the eradication of hunger. Given that Goal 2 will be one of the seven Goals to be reviewed during the 2017 HLPF, all PSM members are invited to submit case-studies of approximately 1-2 pages in length, that comply with the UN’s SMART criteria (specific, measurable, achievable, resource-based, with time-bound deliveries) and are related primarily to Goal 2 and its targets.
Members are invited to upload them to the Business for 2030 website here:
Business for 2030 / Partnerships for SDGS – Registration Form
Agriculture and Food Day
Agriculture & Food Day took place in 2017 to raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Goal 2 and its interlinkages with the other goals under focus. The day included a thematically-focused plenary session, a series of roundtable discussions on interlinkages in SDGs, and a dynamic luncheon featuring youth in agriculture.
HLPF on SDG Business 2030
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. The Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, provided political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress of the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.
FAO Four Betters and the Strategic Framework
FAO released their Global Strategic Framework that outlined an emphasis on Four Betters; Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment, and Better Life. The International Agri-Food Network had an opportunity to highlight some of the work they are doing through the following case studies.
Links of Interest
The Global Business Alliance for 2030 | http://www.gbafor2030.org/
SDG Business Forum website | http://www.sdgbusinessforum.com/
USCIB’s Business for 2030 website | http://bit.ly/1NknTeD
UN’s High Level Political Forum website | http://bit.ly/1BSEj9K