2021 FOOD SYSTEMS PRE-SUMMIT
26 - 28 JULY 2021 | ROME

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Summit Dialogues

The success of the Food Systems Summit depends on the engagement of citizens all over the world. You can convene a Dialogue and contribute directly to the Summit’s ambitious vision and objectives.

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The Community platform is open to everyone with an interest in contributing to transforming food systems. Gather with like-minded people to lend your ideas to the discussion. Follow the Action Tracks and much more!

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By becoming a #FoodSystemsHero, you are joining the global movement for safe, accessible, sustainable and equitable food systems - and making a commitment to learn, share, gather and act for food systems transformation.

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Summit Dialogue on youth refugees highlights the importance of food security in ensuring better livelihoods for refugees

Youth in refugee situations from around the world came together to discuss their views, perspectives, and ideas on how the UN Food Systems Summit activities and efforts to transform food systems can be leveraged for greater food security, better nutrition, and more viable livelihoods for refugees.

Transforming food systems is within reach

In this thought piece published by nature food, UN Special Envoy, Dr. Agnes Kalibata speaks on the enormous shift that can happen very quickly when science and policy work hand-in-glove.

Global Youth Summit Dialogue spotlights the critical role of youth in ensuring Good Food for All

More than 100 young people came together at the May 4 Global Youth Summit Dialogue: Good Food for All, to discuss issues, emerging ideas and innovations related to the future of global food systems.

Events

Health Talks for the Food Systems Summit

We need a new narrative that brings together health, food systems and human rights. Against the background of the World Health Assembly, and in support of the UN Food Systems Summit, WHO is opening a space for “Health talks” as an engaging opportunity to increase the awareness of people on how food systems and health are linked, and why food systems transformation is necessary to achieve health and well-being for all. Register to find out more.

Better Finance, Better Food

This Global Finance Summit Dialogue will bring together stakeholders from across food and finance systems to explore opportunities to tackle barriers to financing sustainable food interventions, and to build an ambitious shared vision of a Food Finance Architecture to facilitate and promote large-scale investments in sustainable food systems. Watch the opening session live on Facebook from 14:00 CEST here.

Summit Science Days

Recognizing the pivotal role of science, technology and innovation for food systems transformation, the Science Days, organized by the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit and facilitated and hosted by FAO, offer an important opportunity to support the agenda setting process with scientific evidence and perspectives.

More from the Summit

Action Areas for Food Systems Transformation

Introducing Action Areas

Over 2000 ideas were received by the Summit's Action Tracks and have now been consolidated into 15 Action Areas. Such areas could be the starting point of coalitions of action to help governments and multi-stakeholders adopt transformational pathways and associated policy and behavioural shifts towards more sustainable food systems. From May to June you are invited to provide feedback here.

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Competition: Best Small Business: Good Food For All

The UN Food Systems Summit competition ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ will identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises from across the world transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. Running from April 29 to June 6, the Summit will spotlight winners as the “Best 50 Small Businesses: Good Food for All”, as well as a share of US$100,000 in prize money.

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Good Food For All 

Good food keeps us healthy. It helps us reach our potential. It strengthens our communities, powers our economies, and protects our planet. But not everyone gets good food every day, and this has to change. The Summit is bringing together everyone – farmers, Indigenous Peoples, young people and citizens from across the globe – to carve a path to a world where good food for all is a reality. Join us and take your first action...

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Podcast: Laying Down Tracks

We are laying down tracks to head into a new world where our food systems mean prosperity for people and the planet. The Summit and Sourcing Matters have launched a thought-provoking podcast, featuring experts on issues related to world hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and much more. Focused on the real experiences of rolling out the UN SDGs, each episode will bring forward solutions through motivating discussions.