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 final discussion highlighted the Global Alliance’s Call to Action: Promote nutrient-dense, whole
food diets underpinned by diversified food production adapted to different microclimates and socio-
cultural contexts. Moderators Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank and Ruth Richardson of the Global
Alliance for the Future of Food opened the discussion by contextualizing it within the inequities and
weak points of food systems highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Richardson stated that a shift
towards resilience is required to prevent further such shocks to food systems. This panel discussion had key focus on Action Track 5, which aims to work to ensure the continued functionality of sustainable food systems in areas that are prone to conflict or natural disasters. The Action Track will also promote global action to protect food supplies from the impacts of pandemics.