FAO Conference 40th Session

Launch of the Sustainable Food Systems Interagency Umbrella

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time



The UN 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) was adopted at the Rio+20 Conference in 2012 and is inscribed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”). It includes the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Food Systems (10YFP SFS) Programme, which is an action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform within the framework of the UN, established as an outcome of the 2012-2016 FAO/UN Environment joint collaboration.


FAO and UN Environment are launching a new Interagency Umbrella Programme to support the 10YFP SFS Programme through four core initiatives:


Sustainable diets in the context of sustainable food systems

Delivering SDG target 12.3 on food loss and waste reduction

Sustainability along all value chains: identifying and promoting

Local initiatives linking small-scale producers and consumers

Sustainable food systems – What’s in it for farmers?



Provisional Agenda


Facilitator: Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO.


Opening remarks: Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO.


10YFP SFS Programme – Where are we today: H.E. François Pythoud, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO.


Outcomes of the 1st Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme, Pretoria, June 2017: H.E. Temba Tambo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of South-Africa to FAO.


A New Interagency Umbrella Programme as a contribution to the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme and to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition:

-IntroductionAnna Lartey, Director, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO.


-The Interagency UmbrellaFatima Hachem, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO.


-Reinforcing interagency cooperation for sustainable food systems - Martina Otto, Head of Cities Unit, Economy Division, UN Environment.


-Sustainable Food Systems development within the 2030 Agenda – the importance of coordinated action - Jamie Morrison, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Systems Programme Management Team (SP4), FAO.



Interventions from the floor and discussion.

Closing remarks by the organizers.


Topics: Conference-Council,Nutrition
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