Type of Dialogue
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The Republic of Armenia launches a two-stage national multi-stakeholder Dialogue to shape pathways towards sustainable food systems by 2030.
Food safety implementation has emerged as a priority component in need of reforms and enhancement to enable countries to ensure the safety of the domestic food supply and to take advantage of international trade opportunities.
In this regard, the Republic of Armenia fully supports the initiative of the UN Food Systems Summit and is committed to meeting the goals of the Summit.
The Two-Stage Dialogue “Building Sustainable Systems through Inclusive Value Chains” will initiate a discussion with special focus on linkages between the five objectives of the Summit to find a collaborative action on five action tracks.
The discussion topics of the Dialogue shall include:
- Efficient land use and land reform;
- Food safety policies and control systems in place to assess the main sources of foodborne diseases and food safety risks, as well as effectively manage and communicate with key stakeholders on these risks;
- Traceability: diversifying and entering new markets;
- Adequate infrastructure: logistics warehouses, post-harvest holding capacities, distribution center;
- Access to finance and credit for operators in the food and agricultural sector;
- Resilience in the agri-food supply chains.