Food Coalition

The G20 is an international forum which brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of the world's GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet.

The forum has met yearly since 1999; since 2011, its Agriculture Deputies Group has worked to strengthen cooperation on the issues of global food security, nutrition, sustainability and resilience of agricultural and food systems.

The 2021 G20, led by Italy, will focus on three broad, interconnected priorities: People, Planet, Prosperity. Within these themes, the forum aims to provide a swift international response to the pandemic. The Food Coalition will support the G20 in mobilizing high-level political commitment, financial support and technical expertise around the following areas in the context of COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Global humanitarian response
  • Economic inclusion and social protection to reduce poverty
  • Reduction of food loss and waste
  • Food systems transformation

From April to June 2021, FAO will carry out an assessment to evaluate need, interest and country situation. Based on this assessment, an expression of interest will then be shared with the Members through the Food Coalition Hub and via email.

Proposals in response to country needs should adhere to the following minimum requirements:

  • Multilateral: proposals should be presented by minimum of two countries, of which one is a G20 country;
  • Multi-stakeholder: the participant countries must ensure that at least one Non-State Actor from each country(e.g. academia, private sector, civil society, etc.) is included in the inception phase or the implementation phase of the project;
  • Country-owned: the proposals should reflect the need and demand of the country where it will be implemented;
  • Thematic: the proposal should focus on one of the four areas of work listed above.

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