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  • Vision and Principles
  • Technical Activities
  • Action Tracks
  • Member States Dialogues
  • Events
  • Vision and principles

    In September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    The Summit will awaken the world to the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. It is a summit for everyone everywhere – a people’s summit. It is also a solutions summit that will require everyone to take action to transform the world’s food systems. The UNFSS will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

    UNIDO, particularly through its Department of Agri-business, supports the Secretary-General’s call for action.

  • Technical Activities

    Value Chains                                      

    VC

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     Fisheries                                            

    Fisheries

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    Food Safety                                       

    Food safty

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    Integrated Agro-industrial parks  

    Industrial park

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  • Action Tracks

    Guided by Action Tracks, the Summit will bring together key players from the worlds of science, business, policy, healthcare and academia, as well as farmers, indigenous people, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists, and other key stakeholders. Before, during and after the Summit, these actors will come together to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.

    Action Track 1

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    Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all: to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition and reduce the incidence of non-communicable disease, enabling all people to be nourished and healthy. This goal requires that all people at all times have access to sufficient quantities of affordable and safe food products. Achieving the goal means increasing the availability of nutritious food, making food more affordable and reducing inequities in access to food. More information can be found here.

    Action Track 2

    2

    Shift to sustainable consumption patterns: to build consumer demand for sustainably produced food, strengthen local value chains, improve nutrition, and promote the reuse and recycling of food resources, especially among the most vulnerable. This Action Track recognizes that we need to eliminate wasteful patterns of food consumption; it also recognizes that we need to facilitate a transition in diets towards more nutritious foods that require fewer resources to produce and transport. More information can be found here.

    Action Track 3

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    Boost nature-positive production: to optimize environmental resource use in food production, processing and distribution, thereby reducing biodiversity loss, pollution, water use, soil degradation and greenhouse gas emissions. In its pursuit of this goal, the Action Track will aim to deepen understanding of the constraints and opportunities facing smallholder farmers and small-scale enterprises along the food value chain. It will also strive to support food system governance that realigns incentives to reduce food losses and other negative environmental impacts.

    Action Track 4

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    Advance equitable livelihoods: to contribute to the elimination of poverty by promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all actors along the food value chain, reducing risks for the world’s poorest, enabling entrepreneurship and addressing the inequitable access to resources and distribution of value. Action Track 4 will improve resilience through social protection and seek to ensure that food systems “leave no one behind.” More information can be found here.

  • Member States Dialogues

    To support its Member States in their developing national pathways towards inclusive and sustainable food systems in the coming months, so-called Member State Dialogues will be organized throughout the year to address current challenges and discuss sustainable and future-oriented national solutions.