Independent dialogue UNFFS21: Multi-stakeholder platforms for sustainable food systems

Multi-stakeholder platforms are a recognized “game-changing solution” to achieve sustainable food systems, cutting across the 5 action tracks defined for the UN FSS 2021. The internationally recognized experience and expertise built for decades between Dutch and international partners on this topic could add value to the different UN FSS 2021 related ongoing processes. 

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18 May 2021
Netherlands Food Partnership, Rabobank, Wageningen University & Research, VNO-NCW, Oxfam Novib, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Curator : Olav Kjørven

The Hague | Online dialogue
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Scalable game-changing solutions from Dutch expertise and experience

The aim of this session is to showcase examples, share practical recommendations, and discuss scaling up of Multi-stakeholder platforms for sustainable food systems based on lessons learned from Dutch multi-stakeholder collaboration and its transformational capacity to contributing to systemic change to reach SDG2. 

Keynote speakers David Nabarro (UN), Gerda Verburg (SUN), Joji Carino (IPES-Food) and Kirsten Konst (Rabobank) will set the scene for the discussions. Experts from the public and private sector, civil society and academia will have a dialogue on examples from various sectors and continents. Based on lessons and recommendations, they will discuss opportunities for scaling up multi-stakeholder platforms in different parts of the world, focusing on achievements, challenges, and the contribution to systemic change to reach SDG2. The specific discussions will take place in roundtables on Multi Stakeholder Platforms in the following domains:

  • Seed Systems
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Digitalization
  • Access to Nutritious Food
  • Finance
  • Responsible Business Conduct
  • Natural Resource Management

In September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit that will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems. The Summit will awaken the world to the fact that we all must work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. It is a summit for everyone everywhere – a people’s summit. It is also a solutions summit that will require everyone to take action to transform the world’s food systems. Independent Summit Dialogues are both an important avenue for citizen engagement and a key part of the Summit process. For more information, visit the website.