Food Systems Summit activities

In September 2021, the UN Food Systems Summit will take place as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Summit 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. Netherlands Food Partnership hosts several preparatory activities.

Independent dialogue

Multi-stakeholder platforms for sustainable food systems: scalable game-changing solutions from Dutch expertise and experience

On May 18, 120 Dutch and international experts from various sectors developed recommendations for the action agenda of the Food Systems Summit during an Independent Dialogue.

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Online youth platform Future Food Heroes

Future Food Heroes aims to facilitate the organisation of youth-led action towards the UNFSS and related summits. A Food Systems Approach and transcended dialogue are key. It offers youth opportunities to expand their network in usual or unexpected ways. Above all, this platform offers youth the opportunity to discuss the transformation of our food systems and make themselves heard at the UNFSS.

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Addressing Food Systems Challenges from the viewpoint of design

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021, Netherlands Food Partnership and the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), supported by MANN studio and NethWork will be exploring how design can offer new perspectives on the elimination of hunger, specifically looking at middle and lower income economies. 110 Master students of the Design Academy Eindhoven will research, reflect, question, and speculate on the objectives of SDG 2: Zero Hunger. An international group of students of more than 40 nationalities and a wide variety of cultural backgrounds familiar with diverse local realities on different continents.

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Preparatory information meetings for Dutch stakeholders

Netherlands Food Partnership hosts three preparatory information meetings for Dutch stakeholders who are active in the area of Food & Nutrition Security in low- and middle-income countries. In these meetings conversations on the UN process of gathering and selecting game changing ideas. Updates by Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Information sharing by organisations about their preparations for the Food Systems Summit. And exploration of options for further collaboration.

Read the meeting reports