UN Food Systems Summit Releases Potential Solutions For Local, Regional & Global Action

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 | 3341 Views

The UN Food Systems Summit has revealed the 15 action areas with more than 50 solution clusters that will inspire discussions at the Pre-Summit in Rome from July 26-28.

Each action area, developed by more than 500 members of the Summit’s five Action Tracks, represents a cluster of game-changing propositions that aim to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by transforming food systems.

The solutions, published on the online Summit Community, are to support Member States as they work through national pathways for food systems transformation. They will also help catalyse new coalitions and commitments from governments and partners to support these pathways, many of which will be announced at the UN Food Systems Summit in September in New York.

The solutions were refined from more than 2,000 ideas proposed during 18 months of dialogues, surveys and open fora with Indigenous Peoples, youth, producers, researchers, NGOs and governments.

Among the game-changing solutions are initiatives to reimagine school meals programmes and proposals to include the cost of a healthy diet when calculating poverty lines.

Other solutions include the development of deforestation-free supply chains, and subsidies redirected towards sustainable production and consumption.

Initial ideas for new partnerships include an Indigenous Peoples Food Systems Trust, a Coalition for African Youth in Agriculture, and a Food and Land Net Zero Country Alliance, for countries to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from food and land use by 2050.


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