Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Co-organized by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food Tank, and Global Alliance for the Future of Food, and in partnership with the UN Food System Summit (UNFSS) Champions Network, presented seven-panel discussions (running one event each month from January to June 2021) focusing on how to transform the world’s food systems. Each virtual series explored one of the Global Alliance’s seven Calls to Action and brought together more than 25+ UNFSS Champion speakers worldwide, including world-renowned activists, journalists, business leaders, farmers, policy and technical experts, and many others. Each conversation will help set the stage and identify critical pathways to create a better future of food and strengthen our global food systems for the upcoming UNFSS in September 2021.
This third event in the virtual series highlighted the Global Alliance’s call to action, Recognize and account for the positive and negative environmental, social, and health impacts and externalities of food and agricultural system policies and practices to inform decision-making. This discussion overlapped significantly with Food Tank’s Action Track #2: shift to sustainable consumption patterns. The panel brought together an international array of food systems leaders to issue calls for action on global food systems, elevate public discourse about reforming our food systems, and develop principles to guide stakeholders in leveraging food systems to support the SDGs. Speakers included were four UN FSS Champions Network members, who discussed the deep complexities of food and agricultural systems, and provided insights into pathways that can transform food systems to be renewable, healthy, inclusive, and equitable.