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Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP)

Dear all,

Pursuant to the enhanced Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 24th 2014 between the Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of UNEP, FAO and UNEP are jointly developing a programme on sustainable food systems under the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), based on the experience and work under the FAO-UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

This follows a decision by the Agri-food Taskforce on Sustainable Consumption and Production of the FAO-UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme, the approval of the 10YFP Board of a preliminary proposal presented by FAO and UNEP, and the recommendation of the Committee on Agriculture of FAO at its 24th session.

As part of this process, a public consultation is being organized in order to:

  1. take stock of information on initiatives of relevance for the development of the Programme, particularly to avoid duplication and facilitate synergies and partnerships [please use this form]
  2. collect comments and input on a short draft concept note, for the further development of the Programme [please use this form]
  3. collect potential expressions of interest of entities to participate in the the Programme as Lead/Co-leads and/or as member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) and/or work area coordinators and/or simple partners [please use this form].

The results of the consultation will be used to further develop the concept note. A Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) will be constituted, with Lead/Co-leads.

The Lead/Co-leads, together with the MAC will finalize the concept note and develop a full programme proposal, which will be submitted to the 10YFP Secretariat for formal validation of the 10YFP Board. More details on the process are available on the Web site of the 10YFP (

We thank you in advance for your interest, support and efforts, and for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.

We look forward to your contributions.

Ms Maria Helena Semedo
FAO Deputy Director-General

Mr Ibrahim Thiaw
UNEP Deputy Executive Director


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