Millions of people from the 16 most climate-vulnerable countries rely on agriculture but lack access to clean energy. Leading countries which generate most of the GHG emissions must do their part to help combat this climate and agriculture challenge, writes UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata and Kristina Skierka, CEO of Power For All.
UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed and UN Special Envoy, Agnes Kalibata provided an update on the Food Systems Summit and its progress on the 23rd of May in a briefing to Members States.
The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources says that transforming Bahamas’ food system is the most powerful action they can take to solve their biggest problems. Hurricanes and the pandemic have impacted the most vulnerable, and now, they have an opportunity to build back stronger than ever.
The roots of high levels of obesity are complex. Food environments are influenced by the marketing of unhealthy products to children, as well as agricultural policies, climatic conditions, cultural and social factors and policies that impact trade. While these roots to obesity rates are complex, addressing obesity is important not only from a food and nutrition perspective, but also as a key strategy for building resilience and preventing future pandemics.
This live online forum saw representatives from the Action Tracks and Summit Dialogues share progress, ideas to date and next steps. The discussion provided an opportunity to touch on emerging recommendations and ideas of building coalitions, identify gaps, and other areas of concern. Watch the Forum >>
Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, shares her remarkable story, and discusses how an encounter during her Ph.D led to her becoming the former Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda and why it’s so important to build resilience around climate change at this year’s Food System Summit.
In this thought piece for All Africa, Mike Nkhombo Khunga, Scaling Up Nutrition Global Youth Leader and Vice-Chair of the Summit’s Action Track 5, highlights how youth in Africa are expressing strong readiness and passion in actively contributing to the processes of delivering solutions that transform food systems.
UN to involve millions of rural people in 2021 Food Systems Summit as part of ambitious public engagement process
Indigenous communities, family farmers, rural women and youth among those invited to take a seat at the table during Independent Dialogues to help transform global food systems.
In this opinion piece for Devex, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata discusses how food systems can be transformed by sharing platforms, ideas, and learnings on a global level.
After a year of global paralysis, caused by the shock of Covid-19, we must channel our anxieties, our fear, our hunger, and most of all our energies into action, and wake up to the fact that by transforming food systems to be healthier, more sustainable and inclusive, we can recover from the pandemic and limit the impact of future crises.
In a Q&A with Time, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata discusses new food technologies, the future of farming, and why eating insects, while good for human and planetary health, is likely to remain a fringe idea for the foreseeable future.
Consuming a healthy diet from pre-birth to the last days of life is vital to prevent all forms of malnutrition as well as diabetes, cancers and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). A new WHO action framework aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings.
There are faults in our world's food systems, and now climate change and COVID-19 have disrupted the world's food production and tipped millions more people into hunger in 2020. We are now presented with real opportunities for change.
In an interview with Devex, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata highlights that though 2020 was a year of generally good rain in Africa, which resulted in significant stability in food production, this luck could soon run out.
In an opinion piece for Inter Press Service, UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata highlights the need for futher support and investment for African farmers, and that agricultural transformation should be a key focus for the continent.