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

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Women are the nucleus of our global food system

As the world’s attention falls on redesigning food systems to deliver safe and healthy food, livelihoods, and environments for all, it is equally important to ensure that the human rights of half of its producers and consumers – women – are not left behind.

What We Owe Farmers

Farmers across the world are being told to unlearn everything so that they can embark on an economically painful transition to climate-friendly agriculture. This shift is necessary. But it won’t happen until farming becomes a dignified profession where all farmers are compensated for the true value for their production.

Land rights for small producers: a critical solution to the world's food systems

Better supporting the role of smallholder producers, including Indigenous Peoples and local communities, in food systems allows a move away from models of intensive large-scale production predicated on cheap food with a great cost to local societies and ecosystems.

Events

Launch of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe. The report will also focus on complementary food system solutions that address the key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and will be presented by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Join in from 10:00 EDT.

Pre-Summit

The Pre-Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event, which is open to all who would like to participate, will take a hybrid format, with an in-person component complemented by a vast virtual programme and platform. Join us from 9:00 CEST.

Pre-Summit | Affiliated Sessions

The Pre-Summit includes an additional programme of affiliated sessions which will serve a key complementary role in bringing out additional valuable ideas and offering a platform to convene actors around the world to ensure more voices and ideas are heard, and more actors are thinking about how to take action in their own contexts. The Pre-Summit will run over three days from 9:00-19:30 CEST, and there are three time blocks for parallel affiliated sessions in the morning, mid-day, and evening.

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Potential solutions for action

The Summit has revealed the 15 action areas with more than 50 solution clusters that will serve as a key element to underpin discussions at the Pre-Summit gathering 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 entire food systems. Explore here

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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.

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