Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good | Pre-event UN Food Systems Summit

By working collectively to define “what” a positive food systems future looks like and “how” to achieve it, we can ensure that the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 signals a ‘turning point in history’ and helps catalyze the collaborations, policy changes, financial solutions, and innovations that will create long lasting impact at grassroots and global level. To accelerate the agenda, we invite you to join us at this pre-event to mobilize multi-stakeholder action in pursuit of this future.

Event details

Date
23 Nov - 24 Nov 2020
Organizer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Unilever, WUR, World Economic Forum, GAIN, IFAD, One Young World, PepsiCo, Rabobank, Royal DSM NV, Tufts University, WBCSD and World Farmers Organisation
Location
Online
Knowledge & Expertise - FSA CoPs

Food is why we’re all here. It sustains life, spreads joy, and brings us together. But if we are to feed 10 billion people within planetary boundaries, the way the world produces and consumes food needs to change. 

Every stakeholder in the food value chain – from farmers, to producers, to scientists, to retailers, to investors, to consumers – has a pivotal role to create healthier, equitable, and more sustainable food systems. And the need to accelerate action is clear. With the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals deadline fast approaching and the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis has further exposed the vulnerabilities in food systems - highlighting the insecurity of rural livelihoods, the tragedy of food waste and stark inequities in access to healthy food. The UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) in Fall 2021 presents an unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders from across and related to the food value chains to address these challenges and unlock barriers to food systems transformation.

The pre-event has 3 aims:

  1. To agree on an initial set of bold actions & science-based principles to change the food system, to be adopted between now and the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
  2. To identify a set of scalable, ‘game changer’ initiatives to achieve a sustainable food system; and to agree on the partnerships, funding and innovation hubs needed to implement these and accelerate their global scale-up in the run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
  3. To create a global network of leaders at all levels to drive transformative change for sustainable food systems and involve the next generation.

Preliminary programme

23 November 2020: Virtual High Level Action & Expert Meeting (1 day) connecting with all regions
24 November 2020: Virtual Executive Round Table with CEOs and Head of Delegations, 13:30-15:30 CET
24 November 2020: Virtual Plenary Session & Key Notes, 15:30 -17:30 CET

RSVP
If you are interested in participating in “Bold actions for Food as a Force for Good” event on November 23rd & 24th, please send your name, title and affiliation to agriculture@weforum.org. A registration link will be sent to your email.