Food Systems

A range of pressures including rapid population growth, urbanization, growing wealth and consequent changes in consumption patterns, are challenging our food systems’ ability to provide nutritious food, and to contribute to enhanced livelihood opportunities  in an environmentally sustainable way. Our food systems are contributing to, and affected by, extreme weather events as associated with climate change, land degradation and biodiversity loss. Responding to these challenges requires a systems-based approach that addresses the range and complexities in a holistic and sustainable manner.

A sustainable food system is one that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generation is not compromised. This means that it is profitable throughout, ensuring economic sustainability, it has broad-based benefits for society, securing social sustainability, and that it has a positive or neutral impact on the natural resource environment, safeguarding the sustainability of the environment.

WEBINAR: The ATLAS platform for agricultural financing
The webinar: "The ATLAS platform: features and tools of a new source of data for agricultural financing", is organized by the FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Food Value Chains -...
Political economy analysis of the Kenyan food systems
As result of a partnership with the European Centre For Development Policy Management (ECDPM) the AgrInvest-Food Systems Project has released its first Food Systems assessment for Kenya using a political...
19 Jul 2021
The United Nations and the Government of Italy announced the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit in Rome, Italy from July 19...
01 Dec 2021
The Nutrition for Growth Summit will be an important opportunity to set the world on a path to achieving the SDG targets – in particular,...