Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

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    • I think, when considering the advancement of an SPI (Sustainable Performance Index) for agrifood systems in any country there are several challenges that the FAO guidance can help address. But to make the FAO guidance more practical and usable at the country level, the following suggestions can be considered to enable the effective implementation of an SPI for agrifood systems.

      1. Encourage active participation and engagement of relevant stakeholders at all stages of developing and implementing the SPI. This includes representatives from government agencies, farmers' associations, research institutions, civil society, and the private sector. 
      2. Ensure that the guidance considers the availability and accessibility of data required for SPI calculation. Provide guidelines and support for data collection, monitoring, and reporting systems. Encourage using standardized indicators while allowing flexibility to adapt them to local data availability and reporting capacities.
      3. It is important to align the FAO guidance with existing national or regional sustainable development frameworks, strategies, and targets. This integration can foster coherence, avoid duplication of efforts, and ensure the SPI contributes to broader sustainability agendas.
      4. Develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of the SPI implementation. This includes confirming clear indicators and targets and periodic assessments to trace progress and detect areas for progress.
    • FAO can coordinate and arrange capacity-building programs and training workshops to strengthen the capacity of authorities, institutions, researchers, and stakeholders considered in agrifood system governance. This includes providing training on: data collection and analysis, policy analysis, stakeholder appointment, data collection and analysis, and supervising and assessment.

    • my contribution to this important issue is to identify important strategies for achieving the goal of strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems in the context of urbanization and rural transformation.

      1- Create efficient and well-organized food supply chains that link rural farmers with urban market channels. This can decrease post-harvest losses, ensure timely delivery of fresh produce, and make nutritious food more available to urban consumers.

      2- Encourage food processing and preservation facilities near urban regions This can support extending the shelf life of unpreserved produce, reducing food waste, and ensuring a steady supply chain of food during the year.



      Dear respected scholars, 

      i have want to point out two important issues of this event:

      First: Small-scale fishers commonly face challenges in accessing markets and gaining reasonable prices for their catch. Though, by enabling direct connections to markets, enhancing infrastructure, and providing support for value-added activities, their market opportunities can be enhanced. This, allows them to receive higher incomes and make significant contributions to local food systems.

      Second: Identifying the key role of women in the small-scale fishing sector and promoting gender equality is vital. Providing equal access to resources, training, and decision-making processes can empower women fishers, advance their livings, and contribute to global poverty eradication.