Pre-Vertice sui Sistemi Alimentari: partecipazione di oltre 100 Paesi
UNFSS Pre-Summit: More than 100 countries joined the conversation
This historic three-days in Rome came to an end last Wednesday with an outcome of bold ideas and global actions ahead of the UNFSS Summit in September.
“We demonstrated that a People’s Summit and a Solutions Summit are in fact one and the same: we are the solution to the challenges in our world. We will use the remaining two months to the Summit to gather momentum, to galvanize accelerated action towards the 2030 Agenda.”
UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed
The Pre-Summit saw more than 100 countries come together to discuss how they will transform their national food systems to drive progress against the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030!
500 in-person delegates and over 20,000 virtual delegates, from 190 countries, came together and joined the conversation, including civil society, food producers, Indigenous Peoples, and youth, who exchanged bold changes for more sustainable, equitable, resilient, and nutritious food systems.
“We can have a more equitable society, and I hope this is something our food systems can achieve. We have to talk about ending hunger, we have to reverse climate change, and we have to bring better livelihoods to people.”
UN Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata
Announcement of 50 Best Small Business Winners providing “Good Food For All”
“Small businesses are the hidden heroes of our food systems, managing at least half of our food economies” said Special Envoy, Dr Agnes Kalibata. Selected from nearly 2,000 applications from 135 countries, the 50 winners, described as quiet revolutionaries, all showcase inspiring, diverse, and impactful solutions in improving access to healthy, sustainable food.
What better way to celebrate the end of the Pre-Summit than to listen to the last episode of the Laying Down Tracks podcast with guest, Special Envoy Dr. Agnes Kalibata? This episode touches on the importance of all actors coming together for true food system transformation and on Dr. Kalibata’s journey on how she came to be so passionate about helping drive this change.
Science key to food system overhaul: SciDev.Net explains how at the Pre-Summit, science and innovation as the centre of global food system transformation to drive sustainable agricultural productivity and ensure food security and better nutrition for all was highlighted. Read more >
Pre-Summit wraps up in Rome: The three-day Pre-Summit casted a light on the world’s greatest food-related challenges, setting the table for September’s ambitious Food Systems Summit. Read the full coverage by Xinhuanet here >.