Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Food Systems encompass a broad range of research topics, including ways in which land is used and food is produced, stored, packed, processed, traded, distributed, marketed, consumed and disposed of. There is a growing number of research documents with evidence and fact-based research around biodiversity loss, climate change , the state of the ocean, ways to improve sustainable agricultural production, diets that will save the planet and approaches to food loss and waste amongst others. There is need to understand if the results from the diverse research topics are effectively reaching the food systems end users notably, policy makers, farmers and consumers.
All actors and especially knowledge and research generators need to explore alternative pathways to ensure that research outputs reach targeted beneficiaries and can influence sustainable food systems. This may imply developing strategic alliances between scientific institutions, universities and practitioners (farmers, indigenous groups, women, youth, chefs, etc) to foster transformation and prepare the next generation to have a more holistic and systemic perspective.