Food is why we’re all here. It sustains life. It represents history and years of tradition, culture and art. It spreads joy and brings us together.
At the heart of our food systems is a beautiful and complex intersection of activities with billions of livelihoods dependent on it.
But if we are to feed 10 billion people within planetary boundaries, the way the world produces and consumes food needs to change.
Every stakeholder – from farmers to producers, to scientists, to retailers, to investors, to manufacturers, to processors, to consumers – has a pivotal role to create healthier, equitable, inclusive and more sustainable food systems.
With the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals deadline fast approaching and the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis has further exposed the vulnerabilities in food systems - highlighting the insecurity of rural livelihoods, the tragedy of food loss and waste and stark inequities in access to healthy food.
The UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) in Fall 2021 presents a unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders from across and related to the food value chains to address these challenges and unlock barriers to food systems transformation.
By working collectively to define “what” a positive food future looks like and “how” to achieve it, we can ensure that the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 signals a ‘turning point in history’ and helps catalyze the partnerships, policy changes, financial solutions, and innovations that will create long-lasting impact at grassroots and global level.
To accelerate the agenda, the virtual pre-event Bold Action for Food as Force for Good will mobilize multistakeholder action in pursuit of this future. The pre-event has 3 aims:
This joint-partner organized event is co-led by the World Economic Forum, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Farmers Organization, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Unilever, PepsiCo, Royal DSM, Rabobank, One Young World, Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Wageningen University & Research, and the Government of The Netherlands.