Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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The 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is an opportunity for national and local governments, actors and stakeholders to take stock of progress in the realisation of inclusive food systems. There is now credible evidence that food systems are undergoing rapid transformation across the spectrum from traditional to modern and consequently, there is need for government policy goals to shift from a focus on food security to healthy, and balanced diets. National food system frameworks are required to guide the analysis of drivers and components of the systems, identifying data gaps, and finding promising entry points for actions to increase inclusion, improve nutrition outcomes as well as poverty reduction outcomes within the food system. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 African universities from 38 countries, through Prof. Adipala Ekwamu as one of the Food Systems Champions, is mobilizing African Universities to take leadership in National Dialogues to shape the food systems agenda at national and continental level.
The Ministerial Dialogue builds on the National level led consultations that are expected to contribute to the domestication of the four UN Food Systems Outcomes at country level and the strong interface between science, policy, and implementation aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.