Sustainable Development Goals

Join the online consultation on the private sector’s contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Businesses and the private sector more broadly can provide an important contribution to achieving and tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although their specific role is not sufficiently mainstreamed in the 2030 Agenda. This is why FAO has developed guidelines entitled, Core Food and Agricultural Indicators for Measuring the Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs.

Building on the Guidance on core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals  developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), these guidelines provide practical information on how to measure the contribution of food and agriculture private actors to the SDGs and address four sub-sectors: i) agricultural production (crop and animal production and aquaculture); ii) food processing, iii) food wholesale, and iv) food retail.

FAO is committed to work with countries and relevant partners across UN agencies and standard setting bodies to support private sector organisations in using the indicators, and support national governments and wider stakeholders in integrating information into the overall analysis and reporting of progress on the SDGs.

The draft guidelines "Core Food and Agricultural Indicators for Measuring the Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs" are open for consultation until 26 May 2021 through the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum). Your input will be very valuable in ensuring that the core indicators and guidelines are effective in contributing towards measurement of progress on SDGs.

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