Agrifood Systems

FAO to co-host side event at 3rd Global Conference of UN One Planet Network (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme


On Thursday 3 December 2020, FAO, in collaboration with the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), will co-host the side event “Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean: accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda in the context of the COVID-19 recovery”, in the framework of the 3rd Global Conference of UN One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme.

The One Planet Network SFS Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on promoting joint initiatives that adopt a holistic approach, taking into account the interconnections and trade-offs between all elements and actors in food systems. The Global Conference is a major milestone in the process for the preparation of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, strengthening cohesion among major initiatives and leading actors in the area of food systems and recommending widely-supported actions that can advance food systems transformation. As a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee, FAO has contributed to the Programme through a number of affiliated projects.

This side event will be an interactive panel discussion focused on the multi-stakeholder platform for Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean (“SFS-MED Platform”) under co-development by FAO, CIHEAM and UfM, which will function as an arena for policy and technical dialogueon innovative solutions for thetransformation of food systems in the region and beyond, using the combined expertise and resources of its partners. As an affiliated project of the SFS Programme, it will contribute to advocacy efforts on the role of sustainable food systems for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and will constitute a key input to the preparatory process of the Food Systems Summit.

The agenda and connection details are available at this link